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 […]
02.12.20

Sick Together In Bed: The Tale of a Not-So-Romantic Getaway

The day after Christmas my boyfriend, Gary, and I went to stay in Miami while my parents came to stay with my son and my two new puppies in Alexandria. We arrived in […]
02.10.20

Oscars 2020: Our Best Dressed

It was glamour glamour glamour on the Oscars red carpet last night – just as it should be. There was, as always, a sense of refinement to the looks of the evening and […]
01.24.20

Real Men Do Yoga

Ha! Now that I got your attention with that title, let me tell you about Kevin, a much-loved yoga instructor at Mind the Mat. Kevin is the kind of guy that just gets […]
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:   […]
12.27.19

We Are Power: Mind the Mat in 2020

At Mind the Mat, our team is stepping into this new decade with the knowledge that WE ARE POWER. As leaders of health in our community, we are instruments of change. We have the capacity to transform our […]
12.20.19

Gift Guide No. 05: Last Minute & Stocking Stuffers

It’s actually here. It’s the final weekend before Christmas and the countdown is officially on to get all of the shopping done. It’s not too late to find really amazing gifts for the […]
12.13.19

Gift Guide No. 04: Splurge

It’s the holidays (have you heard?!) and sometimes that means going totally overboard. It’s the time when you want to “just go for it” when it comes to that absolutely perfect gift. Too […]
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 […]
12.12.19

Gift Guide No. 03: For Him

He’s the man – your dad, husband, brother, son – but what do you get the man? We’ve made it easy to find the perfect gift for the Mr. in your life with […]
12.11.19

Gift Guide No. 02: For Her

Whether it’s a BFF, sister-in-law, mom, or wife, we all have that special girl (or a few!) in our lives. Here are some gifts that she’ll be thrilled to open this year. If […]
12.10.19

Gift Guide No. 01: Thoughtful & Economical

The holidays came up quick this year and we’re here to help with our gift guides packed full of gifts that are perfect for every person in your life and available right here […]
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 […]


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