Move Like a Kid Again!

Take a moment and remember back to when you were a child.

You didn’t think about running, playing, and jumping- you just did it! Climbing a tree, jumping off the bed and scrambling over the top of the monkey bars was just something you did.

You did it because it was fun, maybe it was a little bit of a challenge and you didn’t have a fear of not being able to do it.

One of the things I love about the Pilates method of movement is its playful nature!  There is something quite fun about rolling like a ball through your spine. (Check out the video I took about a year ago of two of my kiddos playing at the studio!)  Or how about hanging from the Cadillac:


There is also something quite satisfying about challenging yourself and doing something you would have never dreamed of.

Ready to feel like a kid again? The Pilates method of exercise is a great way to safely get your body back to moving like a kid again! Contact us today to schedule your complimentary private session!





Will Pilates make me taller?

aging posture

There aren’t many exercise programs that can help you grow taller, but Pilates just might!

As we age, our poor postural habits often make it appear as if we are shrinking. Let’s face it – we spend a lot of time hunched over a computer, slouched in a car and lounging on the coach. Over time our poor posture can have some dramatic effects on our body.

Common problem areas often arising from our poor posture habits include:

  • Tight, rounded shoulders
  • An exaggerated curve in our upper back(called Kyphosis)
  • A forward head
  • Tight muscles in the neck and upper back (where we often hold stress)
  • Tight hamstrings and tight low back( which often show up as strain or pain in the low back)

The Pilates method of exercise is designed around creating uniform development in the body. In a nutshell, this means the exercises will stretch and lengthen what is tight, strengthen what is weak, and teach your muscles to work together to create balance in your body. All of these things add up to better overall posture and better posture habits in your daily life.

When the musculature of your body is balanced out, your bones are able to line up as they were designed and often times this means regaining your full height again! I have had many clients over the years report that they were taller at their yearly check ups!

Learn more about the growing taller with Pilates and all of the other wonderful benefits by exploring our website!

Rivercity Pilates Home Mat Workout with a Ball

This Pilates ball workout will tone your inner thighs and abs, along with stretching and lengthening your whole body. Grab a ball, try it out and be sure to let us know what you think after trying it out!

Do you Dread Exercising??

Are you someone who doesn’t necessarily LOVE to exercise? You know you need to do it and you know you feel better when you’re done…but the motivation to be consistent isn’t always there?

Client Arianna Coe shares her story of how she got strong without even realizing, despite the fact that she doesn’t have a strong work ethic when it comes to exercise!

If you’re dreading your exercise program – we’d love to share the Pilates experience with you. Many of our most regular clients started with us with a dread of exercise. We’ll show you that exercise can be enjoyable and effective!

Get started today by scheduling your complimentary private session!

2 Simple Pilates Foam Roller Moves to Relieve Achy Shoulders and Upper Back Tension!


These simple moves done on a foam roller can help you to open tight shoulders and provide a much needed destressing of the shoulders and upper back.

By coordinating these movements with your Pilates breath and core engagement you can sneak in a quick total body movement break anytime!

Need a foam roller?  Stop by the studio to purchase one and get your free guide to using the foam roller!

Take your Pilates practice to the next level!

Cassie Cumings-Peterson, graduate of the Body Precision teacher training program at Rivercity Pilates shares how she managed a busy schedule as a full time student and completed her hours for the comprehensive teacher training program.   Click to watch the video and learn why Cassie felt like the structure of the program actually helped her destress and be more productive!