Welcome to Connected. Your up-to-date Pilates information center written by the staff at Mindful Movements. The following articles focus on events and classes, improved techniques, body and mind, as well as home sessions. Our goal is to educate you on how to connect your body to work smarter, not harder — achieving improved physical, mental, and spiritual health.

How it all began — celebrating Mindful Movements 20th anniversary

I was a young mom with two girls.  I was involved in fitness and cycling in some capacity.  I taught group fitness classes to stay fit and make extra money while staying at home with my children. Pilates entered my world in the late ’90s as a new workout fad that promised a “stronger fitter core,” and I was all for that.  While I was fit and taught 15 to 17 group classes a week, I always had some sort of “pain.”  I had plantar fasciitis and could barely take the first few steps in the morning.  I had a […]


Proteins: Just the Facts

An on-going series by Julie R. Ervin, MS in Biology. ‘It starts with your diet and then to your exercise… you have to make the right decisions as a consumer and learn about carbs and proteins as well as watching your portion control, and from there you have to stay active as much as possible’. — Apolo Ohno If you look at most snacks that cater to health-conscious consumers, you’ll see that many advertise a high protein content. Does the type of protein matter? Is more always better? Figure 1: Proteins are long chains of amino acids that have been […]