Pilates on the Apparatus – There are over 500 exercises that have been developed for the primary pieces of spring resistance-based Pilates apparatus – the Reformer, the Cadillac/Wall Unit, and the Chair. Each piece of equipment is complimentary to the other, and has both its own distinct function and unique series of exercises.
These exercises are done on the reformer to promote length, strength, flexibility, and balance. Most Pilates reformer exercises have to do with pushing or pulling the carriage, or holding the carriage steady during an exercise as it is pulled on by the springs. These pieces of equipment challenge not only the first-time beginner but the most advanced practitioners as well. Each Pilates session may utilize several pieces of the primary equipment, and is guaranteed to keep you and your muscles progressively challenged, inspired and engaged. Referrals only.
Personal Training– What are your fitness goals? What kind of person do you dream of becoming? What’s stopping you? I am trained in several modalities of health and movement, I will help you determine what your true goals are get closer to them- with smart, functional fitness. We will Yoga, Cross Train, Pilates, TRX, Kettle Bell and Meditate to get you there. I can work in your home, your office, your gym, in the parks, anywhere where there is adequate space to move or lay down your mat. Not only will you see no limit to your full potential, you might just exceed your highest expectations. I am able to train you in the privacy of your own home or you can come to me. I am fully equipped to train you privately in Pilates (mat, reformer, and chair), YOGA, TRX and Functional Fitness, depending upon your needs and desires. Referrals only.
Cooking Lessons– Specializing in vegan, vegetarian, RAW and whole foods. Personal chef services and one on one cooked and raw classes aimed at your personal dietary goals in the privacy of your own home. This is a wonderful, hands on way of becoming familiar with simple, healthful foods that are easy to prepare and delicious to sit down to.
Personalizing Your Kitchen– Having a well stocked kitchen simplifies cooking at home, especially for the busy 9/5 -er. With the right ingredients in your cupboard, and the right appliances on your counter, throwing together a last minute meal is not only easy to put together but practical, saving you both in time and money. Set yourself up for success! Sessions can be spent readying your kitchen, adding essential cutlery and equipment, or taking shopping tours in your local food and farmer’s markets or kitchen store.
Cooking Parties– Enjoy your cooking lesson experience with a group of your besties! Choose a menu from 1 to 3 courses of your choosing (soups, salads, main course, desserts, etc). You will partake in the preparation of the meal, learning as we go, enjoying and sharing the meal together. Recipes for each dish prepared will be included for participants to take home. Enjoy cooking, gathering, and sharing in healthful, and mindfully prepared vegan cuisine, all while enjoying the company of your closest friends.
Private In Home Cooking– Don’t have time to cook but want to eat more healthfully? Consciously? Customize your food week by adding freshly prepared, healthful and wholesome foods ready to eat in your fridge . Using only the freshest, seasonal, local and organic ingredients, promoting optimal health and wellness, I can provide in-home cooking and food preparation of your own menu design. providing wholesome meals, healthy desserts, and dinner parties for families in the Western Mass/ Southern Vermont area.
Health & Nutritional Coaching–Feeling stuck? Like you know it’s in you but you just can’t seem to organize your time or your thoughts to make a move? Are you tired of feeling tired? Just like in personal training, it is a blessing to have someone else there who is dedicated to you and to be there to encourage and support you through the work. Health coaching is like having a personal trainer for your life. What are your dreams? What do you aspire to be? What do you want to do in this lifetime? Sometimes just knowing that we have the support we need- to be bold, to make conscious choices, can help to set us on our right path, knowing that someone is committed to our success. Sessions take shape in a 6-month program, we meet in person or by phone 2 times per month.
It’s amazing for anyone to get an hour to work on their nutrition and goals with a trained professional. As a Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health goals. I have studied all the major dietary theories and use practical lifestyle coaching methods to guide you in discovering which approach works best for you. My range of both personal and professional experience will provide you with a solid base of support as you move forward into the best you. No one diet works for everyone. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals. I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline. Bottom line- it needs to work for YOU.