Because Nothing Is More Important.

Feeling good, healthy, and strong are imperative for a long, happy life, and our expert local trainers, therapists, instructors, and nutritionists have the training, experience, and passion to get (and keep!) you in the best shape of your life. Life can get hectic and stressful…from yoga to weight training, Pilates to the latest in food science, we are here help.
11.30.20

What is Alexandria Wellness? It’s Community and Resilience

Who would have thought that a global pandemic would place our wellness plans front and center of our lives and we’d accomplish so much in nine months? Is it really true these Alexandria […]
11.26.20

Thank You + All the Plaid/Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Specials

  Well, it’s been quite the year – one we are likely to remember for decades to come. Despite all of the stress and craziness that 2020 has brought, one thing has remained […]
11.23.20

We Are Strong(her) and You Can Be Too

Over the last two weeks, we have proudly boasted about the incredible strength of our Alexandria Wellness (AW) community. The strength of all of us together and individually has been a silver lining […]
11.19.20

Five Things You Can Do for Your Spine Right Now

Problems with the spine are a big issue. In fact, in the U.S., back and neck pain is actually a multi-billion dollar issue. These days, I’m hearing more and more complaints about neck […]
11.17.20

How Strength Can Help Surmount Stress

When stay at home orders due to COVID-19 were announced, many of us admit we thought by now this “thing” would be over. Here we are in mid-November, almost to Thanksgiving, and it […]
11.11.20

Why Strength Matters to Alexandria Wellness

Over the next four weeks, I will showcase Alexandria Wellness’ answer – and some stunning photos of strength –  to a simple question: What has helped you get strong(her) during COVID-19?     […]
11.06.20

In-Person Pilates and Yoga Private Classes & Duets and Small Group Classes

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a one thousand square foot room, a luscious color on the walls, maybe a sunny yellow, a deep amethyst, a clean white with sky blue on the ceiling, […]
11.02.20

The 4 Biggest “Mistakes” I’ve Made

I believe there is no such thing as a mistake. Instead, I believe our experiences are either experiments or actions that we choose to repeat or not. “Mistakes,” or experiments, help bring us […]
10.29.20

25 Ways to Gain and Keep Stress Resilience

These are stressful times. Let’s be honest – we live in a stressful town. Stress is everywhere. One in six Americans takes an anti-anxiety drug. In fact, anti-anxiety medications rose by a whopping 34 […]
10.22.20

The Great Outdoors (of Alexandria)

Remember that line Jack says to Rose as she is standing on the back of the Titanic threatening to jump? “You seem like kind of an indoor girl.” That’s me. I’m an indoor […]
10.20.20

The Final Tips to Increase Brain Health

Do you… Have big dreams and follow them? Minimize the “what ifs?” Eat fish or foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids? Recognize there are no “mistakes” in life. They are all experiments? These […]
10.14.20

3 More Tips to Improve Your Brain Health (And Save Your Life)

How is it possible something you can’t even see can not only harm your brain, yet also kill you? If you have read anything about my journey to reach optimal wellness and well-being, […]
10.07.20

Coming in HAWT

It’s that time of year again here at Mind the Mat. For seven years, we’ve enrolled a cohort of curious minds into our signature Yoga Teacher training, and we start a new format […]
10.05.20

3 More Tips for Brain Health (That Also Help You Fit into Your Jeans)

It may seem obvious. A habit of consistent exercise is good for you. Sufficient and quality sleep is also good for you, and eating brain nourishing foods will fuel your life and all […]
09.29.20

12 Simple Tips for Brain Health

And why you should care… Despite brain related illnesses skyrocketing, we still don’t hear much about how to achieve brain health. After all, your brain is involved in everything you do and everything […]


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