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Sharing the Health

November marks 12 years since officially receiving the PMA Pilates teacher certification. It was an incredible road to even get to the point to start teacher training, having coughed so hard I cracked my ribs some twenty years prior. It is an absolute gift to teach...

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Why Change? TriPilates.

What an incredible Summer of great outings, friends, and family! As we regroup back to school, busier schedules, and going inside, take time for self-care! This Summer I added more meditation time to my day and actually found more time and freedom in my life! Change...

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Summer Lovin’!

Are you LOVING this Summer?  I know I am - it has not been SO hot we can't move, (except this past weekend!) plenty of rain when we need a break, and plenty to do. Between getting outside more, traveling a bit, learning new things, I am so grateful that Pilates goes...

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Move from Within

Happy first day of Summer!  So excited to share a brief thought about our theme this year: MOVEMENT.  We would all agree Pilates is whole body movement, I'm sure. What happens when you feel pain or tightness?  We tend to STOP or slow down and sense that lack of...

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That’s All The Things

Have you noticed? Do you listen? Do you see? More times than not we are so busy with our "lives" that we forget to take time for ourselves, to actually feel what is going on inside.  Or we  "think" we are moving, but we are stagnant inside.  STOP.  Feel what is going...

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Taking Root

The cold, slow start to Spring has been a blessing in disguise! When you think of movement, what do you see, feel, do?  I'm a mover by nature, and very active on the outside. One of the main reasons I fell in love with Pilates is that it teaches me to be aware of my...

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Movement Musings

Oh, I remember well!   My first experience with "Pilates," or as I thought it was called "Pie" "lets"  hahaha, was overwhelming at best. In a class with 40 people at a health club trying to keep up with the pace of a vigorous workout.  All I knew was after having four...

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TriPilates: Get A Happy Heart!

💛 "What comes from the heart reaches the heart." 💛 #TRUTH!    From my own very first experience with Pilates, which was a huge MAT class at my health club, I sensed my teacher's passion. Long story short, she has shared this with me through many, many private...

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New Year, New Us, New YOU!  New word, new website, new class schedule, new movement potential, new friends, new students, new goals, new workshops, new days ahead! So excited to welcome SO many new students who braved the busy holiday season BEFORE the New Year!  If...

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Gratitude Celebration, Indeed!

My heart is full as we enter into the holiday season! What a blessing that you are all a part of a Pilates journey and that we have crossed paths. It's been an incredible year! We are SO excited to welcome new students to our beautiful studio, and to bring you our...

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TriPilates: Results Matter

READY ? Pilates is for the Unexpected...or so Joe reminds us! Whether it is a movement pattern that suddenly connects you to feel more, or you slip and easily recover because your core kicks in, Pilates is definitely for the unexpected! Is that what he meant? You...

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Welcome Autumn

Honestly, I was SO excited to meet SO many new people last week!  TriPilates hosted a table at the Park Ridge Chamber's Ladies' Night Out at the Park Ridge Country Club.  It was a pleasure to introduce myself to people interested in coming in for a FREE assessment and...

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Decide to Remain True to Yourself

10 Years? TEN YEARS!  Yes, and in retrospect, what does that mean?  How does that even happen? One breath, One exercise, one lesson, one class, one day at a time.  It all begins with breath. and YOU! We celebrate our lease renewal this month! Congratulations and thank...

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Summer Challenge is not over!

Welcome to our many new students! Thank you to our TriPilates tribe for sticking around this Summer! Yes - it's our 10 Year anniversary! We have been GROWING in our community amidst SO MANY fitness choices in town.  What do we do best?  We connect with YOU.  Your...

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Luck under the Buck Moon

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  That old expression really is not for the faint of heart.  Today was no exception and I have arrived at this moment RIGHT NOW feeling SO very grateful!  How did I get so lucky to be able to help people by sharing my...

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Bloom Where You Are Planted, Grow With Love

Settled into a Summer schedule? Summer has YET to begin. Next week, in fact, is the LONGEST day of the year.  There is so much energy all around us! Did you see that full "strong sun" moon last weekend feel it's ensuing sudden heat (who doesn't)? What are you doing...

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"Breath is the first act of life and the last." - Joe Pilates. I was one of the lucky ones to attend Cara Reeser and Jeremy Lavendure’s Movement Science Made Simple workshop on Breath: Your Song is your Strength. Everything about the trip was graced with good omens,...

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Recently a new prospect declared that Pilates was "over his budget."  Is your good health, bone building, life giving education in Pilates over budget?  We think not.  Make a commitment this month of May to take PRIVATE lessons, where you get MORE bang for the buck....

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When I walked away from my first Pilates private lesson with a sense of lightness, ease, relief, I knew something was “just right.” Our bodies “want” and “know” how to be healthy. My life at the time was full of joy and yet full of so much stress. Looking back,...

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The Value of Private Pilates Studio

No matter how many times a week, how many weeks, months, or years we practice Pilates, the one thing we can rely on is CHANGE.  This is true in life!  Joe Pilates' book is aptly entitled, Return to Life.  His promise: "In 10 sessions, you'll feel a difference In 20...

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Tree? Who, me? Yes, YOU!

My first mat class led me to private lessons (I could NOT do "Tree")! Private lessons for many years led me to becoming a teacher. YOU, our community, our students, our studio, brought us to TEN YEARS!   That first mat class was packed - 4o people or so - like many...

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Why Do Reformer?

Over the years, it has become increasingly apparent. More and more people are getting injured and stuck in movement patterns not advantageous to our good health. Joe Pilates intended his exercises to be life-giving, strength-building and controlled movements that...

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On the Shoulders

"On the Shoulders" Written by Eileen Harris For over six years I sat on a sliding seat, arms stretched out in front of me, hauling a 9-foot oar through meters upon meters of water. I was part of a crew of women who spent the early hours of the morning (and most...

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Surprise Yourself!

Lucky You! Lucky Us! We are truly blessed at TriPilates for each and every one of our students and teachers. With love and gratitude, here's our gift of fun and surprise to you this Holiday Season! Log onto Facebook  each and every day before Christmas to learn of...

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Gratitude in Action or Gratitude IS Action?

November is a time to reflect on our lives, our family, our friends, and our community.  Just as our TriPilates tribe of students is steadily growing, so is our amazing group of teachers. It blows my mind that for 18 years, I was hooked on cigarettes and 30 years ago...

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It’s All About the Feet

"When the student is ready the teacher appears,  when the teacher is ready the student appears." Since the day TriPilates opened in 2007, our goal has been to provide our community with customized, cutting edge, Classical Pilates! But what is Classical? It all...

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Mid-Summer Musings

What do you want? What do you need?  With less than 50 days left until Fall officially begins, most of us are busy getting in one more vacation, hitting the beach or the pool, reading books, driving somewhere, and getting outside in the blazing light of Summer....

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Priceless Pilates

As we ease into Summer, here are my thoughts on the Kathy Grant Heritage Training with Cara Reeser at Pilates Aligned in Denver.  This training became available over two years ago, but life duties delayed my enrollment.  Like any continuing education, the thrill of...

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Action is the Magic Word

A few weeks ago, I found myself with unscheduled time on my way to witness Grad school graduation, profoundly grateful for my son's passion, dedication, and achievements. It is a life-altering step into his future. Pilates is also a game-changer, yet many people...

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Yelp Reviews

Based on 6 Reviews
Debby G.
Debby G.
2016-12-25 13:17:00
Couldn't be happier to have found Debbie and the TriPilates Tribe! I look so very forward to my time spent with Debbie, Fran and all of the awesome people I...
Patty M.
Patty M.
2016-12-25 03:20:11
Such a great studio. Debbie is a great teacher and has a lovely staff. She has workshops on the Melt Method. Her mat and reformer classes are great. She...
D M.
D M.
2016-01-15 12:20:29
If you want to learn, practice or train to teach pilates this studio is THE PLACE. Debbie the owner is dedicated to her students 100% and teaching pilates...
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