Pilates on the Go: Side Kick Series

by Tara Krolczyk, Featured Athlete | As we get older and less mobile due to lifestyle changes, some of us may notice less agility and flexibility of joints and muscles. Don’t throw in the towel and go with the most accessible excuse, “I’m just getting old.” There’s still hope — you can gain flexibility and mobility back in your joints and muscles at any age, and the Side Kick Series is a great way to get started…

Pilates On the Go: Crisscross

by Tara Krolczyk, Featured Athlete | If you have been working at the four previous exercises in the “Stomach Series”, your abdominals are probably looking quite “fine” and you may notice core strength is beginning to make a difference in your daily chores and activities…

Opening Up with the Stand Up Paddle Open

by Tara Krolczyk, Featured Athlete | It was one of those balmy, calm, Minnesota, end-of-July mornings. By daybreak the thermometer was well on its way to a goal of 90, and the air conditioner was starting to purr like a kitten, begging most of the state to stay indoors. A perfect day to head outdoors for our first LakeSUP.com Stand Up Paddle Open…

Pilates On the Go: Double Straight Leg Stretch

by Tara Krolczyk, Featured Athlete | Maybe you are beginning to notice some impressive results from the stomach series. So let’s take it up a notch with the Double Straight Leg Stretch. This fourth exercise in the stomach series targets the “powerhouse” to the extreme…

Pilates On the Go: Single Straight Leg Stretch

by Tara Krolczyk, Featured Athlete | Now that Spring is here, many of us are looking forward to getting outside and doing a little more biking, running, surfing, hiking, etc. All of your outdoor activities can keep you lighter on your feet, and a strong core can help you avoid injuries…

Pilates On the Go: Double Leg Stretch

by Tara Krolczyk, Featured Athlete | It’s the month of love… time to give those abdominals some extra love and attention! Continuing on with our stomach series is a great way to give yourself some tender loving care. The Double Leg Stretch, which is the second exercise in the stomach series…

Pilates On the Go: Single Leg Stretch

by Tara Krolczyk, Featured Athlete | Whether you are shoveling snow, skiing in the mountains, running the trails, or getting bikini-ready for that spring break vacation, the Pilates “stomach series” is a great way to strengthen and tone the core. Better core strength means fewer back, neck, and hip injuries…

Dancing a Dream

by Tara Krolczyk, Pilates & Yoga Instructor | Growing up, my dedication and determination to dance was so strong, it was difficult to imagine doing or being anything else other than a dancer. Well, after many school years of training with top teachers and choreographers throughout the nation, and practicing hours in the dance studio, my basement, and garage, I earned a degree in Theatre Arts/Dance, along with a Pilates certification. It was during the summers of my college years that my dream started to materialize…

Pilates On the Go: Rolling Like a Ball

by Tara Krolczyk, Pilates & Yoga Instructor | Think back to your childhood days when you could drop down at the top of a grassy hill, and tumble and roll, giggling uncontrollably, until you reached the bottom… Well, Rolling Like a Ball will bring back some of those memories and release some endorphins at the same time…

Pilates On the Go: Single Leg Circles

by Tara Krolczyk, Pilates & Yoga Instructor | Let’s keep the flow going with the third exercise in the Pilates series, Single Leg Circles. The Single Leg Circles exercise works the outer and inner thigh, and stretches and strengthens the leg from the hip joint…