Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

Pilates and Safety: Where should you choose to spend your time?

Pilates and Safety: Where should you choose to spend your time? Joseph H. Pilates believed his method would change the lives of many by giving them improved energy and health. He worked with individuals one-on-one helping them to achieve their personal goals. He’s been quoted as saying, “You can be a 30 year old in an 80 year old body, …

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Dads, Daughters, Sons, and Pilates

By Kim Munoz I have been so blessed in my life to have two fathers by my side every step of the way. They both are unique in their own character but offer me two sides of life that have proven to be the best of both of them. Between the two of them they have helped me find the …

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Life As We Know It

Life as we know it…. Life is a tricky thing. Just when you feel in control there will be reminders; sometimes gentle, sometimes exciting, sometimes scary, sometimes tragic but almost always a lesson in life that you will either respect or allow to derail you. It’s the wake up call that shouts, “ You’re not in control! “. What a …

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Boutique Studios

Boutique Studios…How to create a “Client Experience” in 5 easy steps Kim Munoz, RN Owner Nola Pilates and Xtend Barre New Orleans The market has become saturated with small super specialized workout studios. When I opened Nola Pilates almost 10 years ago I did so because I wanted everyone to have access to this method. Prior to me opening my …

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We are the #nolapilatesfamily!

We believe that Nola Pilates is more than a business, more than a studio, more than a place to work out. Read on to find out why… Kim Munoz, owner, started her career as an intensive care nurse who eventually left the hospital to work in a corporate setting. As a medical professional & fitness enthusiast, Kim began taking Pilates …

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Meet Courtney, Our Instructor Of The Month!

Meet Courtney, our instructor of the month! Born and raised in Covington, LA, Courtney has always had a deep-rooted enthusiasm for health, beauty, and fitness. Her work in the anti-aging industry has given her a love of helping others look and feel more confident, and after overcoming cancer at age 25, she is now even more passionate about her own …

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Why try the MELT Method?

Why try MELT? This is a guest blog post from Mikey Carollo. You can catch her MELT Method class Fridays at 8:30am.  How to combat pre-pain Is your body begging for help?  Whether it is emotionally, chemically, or structurally, your body is constantly working to keep you stable.  Our body cools us when we are hot, it secretes enzymes so …

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Pilates Patience: Recovering from a C-Section

Pilates Patience: Recovering from a C-Section   This is a guest post written by Casey Mcmurray, one of our Pilates Reformer instructors who recently gave birth to her baby girl!    When I found out that my daughter was breached, I was saddened to hear that I would be having a C-section. As a Pilates instructor, I understand the importance …

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You Know You’re A Barre Instructor When..

We have a guest post from Xtend Barre NOLA instructor Courtney Elmer!   Teaching Xtend Barre classes is fun, energizing, and very rewarding. Being a part of a community that values health and wellness is fantastic, and feeling like we are making a difference in other’s lives makes every early morning class worth it. You know you’re a Barre instructor …

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Before you Barre

Xtend Barre instructor Jordan Sibley shares some advice for you before you hit the barre! Barre (pronounced “bar”) is more than just a fitness industry buzz word. Ballet-based group exercise classes are a fun and effective way to tone and lengthen the entire body. Nola Pilates, established in Lakeview in 2007, brought Xtend Barre to the New Orleans fitness scene …

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