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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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Why Pilates for Neurological Conditions?

Here at Nola Pilates, we are always seeking new ways to serve our community, including those living with disease, disabilities, or conditions that make staying healthy difficult. That is why we are so happy to introduce Pilates for Neurological Conditions. This program will be taught by Kathy Koehl, who has decades of experience in pilates and other healing practices. Here’s a …

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Instructor of the month: Laura Romney!

This month, we want to highlight one of our amazing, talented instructors, Laura! Take Laura’s class this month to be entered to win a complimentary 30 minute session with her!    Laura was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT and started gymnastic at the age of seven. During high school she was also a competitive softball player, long jumper/high …

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Barre on the Bayou: A Recap!

We had such an amazing time at our Barre on the Bayou event last month! Over 50 people came to enjoy the amazing springtime weather, beautiful view, and sweaty barre class outside on the banks of Bayou St. John in Mid-city!   Xtend Barre® is the most effective barre workout and the most efficient way to create a strong and …

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4 Pilates Moves to Try At Home

We know how difficult it can be to get to your workout class everyday. Sometimes, all we have is a few minutes at home in between work, errands, and the kids to get a quick sweat on. We came up with 4 Pilates moves you can do at home to get a workout in. All you need is a mat! …

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