Posts categorized: Pilates

Beach views and blue skies from a guest room at the Carillon.

  One of the first travel stories to captivate me and make me think, “I want to do that” was by New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd. In January 2009, in place of her typical political and social commentary, which, at the time, I devoured every week, she was moonlighting for the Travel section with a story about her visit to the newly opened Canyon Ranch Miami Beach. At the time, President Obama had just taken office and the nation’s economy was in a free fall. In […]

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That's me demoing the wonders of the core ball.

As if Core Fusion and its various iterations aren’t “extreme” enough (Core Fusion Boot Camp, Core Fusion Cardio, anyone?), the good folks at Exhale Spa have created an even more challenging class with Core Fusion Extreme (CFX). It’s more bootcamp than the traditional “mind body” core and yoga experience you’ve grown accustomed to at Exhale, and it’s the only class where sneakers are required. But the emphasis is still on form, results and keeping your muscles guessing. I had a chance […]

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Yogis on the lawn at the newly opened Exhale Spa at the Loews Hotel South Beach

  In less than a week I’ll be on the beaches of Nicaragua and Costa Rica with the sole purpose of learning to surf. (Well, maybe also to commune with nature, disconnect from society, make new friends and drink beer and rum.)  With that in mind, I’ve been amping up my workout routine. I thought I might switch it up radically and adopt a whole new regimen, but in reality I just hit my regular spots harder and more frequently. […]

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Krista Schollaert-Garabedian of Lates Pilates Studio

I like to think I lead a pretty active, healthy lifestyle. I eat right (most of the time) and I workout regularly. Whether it’s running on the beach, swimming, practicing yoga or Pilates, I always feel better if I get an exercise in. However, when it comes to travel, my regular routine seems to fall by the wayside. I rarely make time for a dedicated workout and I tend to indulge a little more in meals out. I don’t have […]

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Krista Schollaert. Lates Pilates

Are you in search of that signature Pilates body? Long, limber legs, lean, strong arms, a toned, flat belly, and an overall feeling of well-being and flexibility. Then, you’re going to need an excellent instructor. Look no further than Krista Schollaert’s LatĂ©s Pilates Studio in the heart of Fox Chapel. With a background in modern dance, Schollaert was trained at New York City’s Core Pilates. Her Pittsburgh studio is fully equipped with Balance Body Reformer/Tower units and specializes in private, duet, […]

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