03.19.20

Mind the Mat’s How-To for Online Classes

We will get through this together. As we’ve temporarily suspended in-person classes, we are now offering Digital Classes at this time. We urge you to stay healthy and join us from the comfort of your home. We care about you! Please […]
03.11.20

The Ab Trick Everyone Should Know

This is the abdominal secret trick that everyone should know. I tell people in my classes, when you walk down the street recruiting your abdominals this way, feel bad for the people walking […]
02.28.20

We Are Not Broken

“Needs stability.” I admit I used to write this in patients’ charts as part of my assessment of “what was wrong” with them. Over the years and especially most recently, I finally figured […]
01.09.20

I Don’t Have a 6-pack and I Don’t Want One

It’s a common misconception: “Wow. Man, you must have killer 6-pack abs!” It’s what most might expect in a PIlates teacher. But no, I don’t. And I don’t want them. Here’s why:   […]
12.12.19

5 Must-Moves You Can Do in a Living Room

I just ran into a friend as I walked my dog in the rain.  MBB: “I’m writing a Stylebook post today and I want to share something useful. Any ideas?” Sue Setliff: “How […]
11.29.19

Warning: Act Now, Don’t Wait.

This may sting, but it’s tough love time. Early this year, literally on January 1st, my phone blew up. As I lounged at my parent’s house, texts, DMs, emails, calls, and even FB […]
10.10.19

Pilates Helps Your Back. End of Story.

Does your back hurt? Here’s how and why Pilates works: As humans, we have to keep moving to stay alive. We especially need to keep moving when we are injured. In the United […]
09.10.19

Regrets From My 30’s

Here at Stylebook, we don’t usually write about negative things, so please trust that this post will end on a positive. If you follow me on Instagram (@drmeganbrown), you know I was in […]
08.09.19

Posture Fix 101

First off, Elizabeth and Stylebook readers, you are not alone. We all suffer from “postural dysfunction” due to our daily habits such as excessive sitting, texting, typing reading, etc., etc. And, of course, […]
07.24.19

“So why am I peeing myself?”

Recently “a friend” asked me about an issue she was having during her indoor cycling class: “I’ve never had this problem before and my kids are older, so why am I peeing myself […]
07.12.19

Street Style: Meg Biram

Brave and beautiful — the two words that come to mind when I think of Meg Biram. I would use those exact two adjectives to describe her bright, colorful perspective murals popping up […]
07.10.19

The New Cardio Question: To Fast or Not To Fast

If you follow me on Instagram (please do: @drmeganbrown), you know I recently went on a Bermuda bender with fellow Stylebook contributor, Chef Nicole. After my trip, I reached out to IG land […]
06.11.19

Three Steps To Reduce Tech Neck

We see it everywhere: people do it crossing the street, sitting on airplanes, sneaking it in during meetings, presentations, conversations. We even see people illegally fit it in while driving. What is this […]
05.02.19
Dr. Megan Brown bridal picture with her mother

May Is for Mom

Here’s the thing about moms: We all have one, we were all born. Just like our anatomy, it’s one of the consistencies in our biology of being human. But, in contrast, we all […]
04.23.19
Nora: Yoga Instructor at Mind the Mat in Alexandria, VA

Nora’s YTT Story: “You have permission to take care of yourself.”

Nora is a natural comedian. In fact, Mind the Mat gets consistent reviews on Nora’s humor in class. Of course, they rave about her compounded teaching skills, too: she has completed both our […]


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