01.03.19

The Secret to Life Is Simpler Than You Think…

Do you want to know the key to life? More specifically, do you want the secret to living a happier, longer life? Do you want to have a balanced mental state? Do you […]
12.20.18

“When holiday stress threatens to Scrooge you…”

In chatting with our editor this week, I pitched an exciting exercise idea for today’s post. She liked it (phew, I love it when Madelyn likes my ideas), but she practically begged for […]
11.20.18

NEW: Functional Mobility Programs…Plus an Early Sale

We are all athletes to a certain extent. I feel like an Olympian if I make it through the day with all my peeps in one piece! But how about that last road […]
11.08.18

3 Reasons Why We Should All Do Yoga…Right Now

The more I completely kick people’s butts, the more they come back to class. I’ve learned this over the past decade at Mind the Mat. But did you know that yoga can kick […]
08.22.18

Five Positions Everyone Should Try

What do you think this is, Cosmo? Set yourself up in these exercise positions every day to help balance the body and stave off injury. When we choose exercises we can perform in […]
08.10.18

Here’s Where To Find the Answers to the Questions I’m Asked Most Often

I got to spend three weeks in Bermuda this July (rough life, I know). We rented a little cottage on top of a hill overlooking the harbor, oh sorry, I mean harbour. During […]
06.28.18

My 5 Healthiest Habits Since Turning 40

This past Monday I added a last-minute, pop-up Pilates Boot Camp class at Mind the Mat. One of my “regulars” was there, but I hadn’t seen her in a while. “Where’ve you been?” […]
06.15.18

“Livin’ good in the neighborhood!” All About Well Ray, Next Saturday, June 23

Del Ray is known for many things: Sears bungalows, neighborhood restaurants, dog-friendly shops, and community events. And of course, you already know that Del Ray is a wellness mecca of sorts, with health-related […]
05.22.18

The Glutes Will Save Your Life

Warning! In reading this post, one may obtain strong, lifesaving glutes, and a toned tush. This post is for ALL AGES. In this business, your phone starts blowing up during different phases of […]
03.26.18

It’s Our 10 Years, 10 Giveaways Celebration!

As we continue to celebrate 10 years of Community in Alexandria we want to start giving back to YOU! Over the past 10 days we had a 10 percent off sale (are you […]
02.26.18

Persevering Through Infertility and Depression: Persephone Maglaya’s Fitness Story

Mind the Mat is in the connection business. People not only train those core-connecting muscular systems that improve strength, but instructors and students alike also form deep connections and friendships at the studios. […]
01.18.18

What’s the Right Kind of Pilates for Me?!

Attending a studio for the first time can be intimidating: “Everyone will be looking at me.” “I don’t know what I am doing!” “I don’t have the latest active wear.” And, “I’m not […]
12.26.17

3 Steps for a Reasonable New Year’s Reset

Are New Year’s resolutions on the “out” list? It seems the extreme efforts and deprivations burn out quickly and are soon replaced by old habits. Maybe that’s the problem. We are too restrictive […]
12.07.17

Let’s Party…and by Party We Mean Chill (and There Will Be Presents!)

It’s that time of year. For holiday cheer? Well, yes! Recently, I asked my good buddy Elizabeth Todd if she was free one evening this month and she declared “Well, not really, I […]
11.30.17

This Is Why Your Back Hurts

As you’re reading this, whether sitting or standing (although standing is best as you will soon see), think about lengthening your spine as much as possible. In fact, imagine you have a big […]


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