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a day in pictures ~ November

a day in pictures ~ November

Studio Cloud 9 is keeping me very busy these days...

I absolutely LOVE the positivity of my clients and the community we have built here at the studio.

Life is so different than it used to be, but in quiet moments I do reflect on the past.. sometimes a smell of oak trees or a chill in the air reminds me of my old life as I hurriedly walked to my office in midtown Manhattan.

Those days are long behind, although I do miss my old haunts in the city : macaron cafe (www.macaroncafe.com), the sales at 260, coffee and lunch at fika (www.fika.com), lunch hour sessions at New York Pilates Reforming NY.

Anyway, the point escapes me.. this is a snapshot of today: a day in pictures

With love & gratitude. 

Despite how busy my days get, I always need to get a run in.  Recently I have incorporated rest days which are just as important.

Despite how busy my days get, I always need to get a run in.  Recently I have incorporated rest days which are just as important.

Recently I have been obsessed with neutral palette - beige, light, pale pink

Recently I have been obsessed with neutral palette - beige, light, pale pink

This is a plate of sweet potatoes and a side of guacamole. This was my husband and my Thanksgiving "feast". We are really grateful for all the friends we have made along this journey. It is not traditional, but the flavors of the sweet potatoes were very satisfying.

This is a plate of sweet potatoes and a side of guacamole. This was my husband and my Thanksgiving "feast". We are really grateful for all the friends we have made along this journey. It is not traditional, but the flavors of the sweet potatoes were very satisfying.

On Thanksgiving Day, I gave a donation based Mat Pilates class where clients could bring donations to benefit Senior Dog Rescue of Philomath. It made my day when people showed up bearing gifts for senior dogs in need.  We will continue to collect donation items through December 25. Please email me for more information if you wish to participate. Nothing is too small.

On Thanksgiving Day, I gave a donation based Mat Pilates class where clients could bring donations to benefit Senior Dog Rescue of Philomath. It made my day when people showed up bearing gifts for senior dogs in need.  We will continue to collect donation items through December 25. Please email me for more information if you wish to participate. Nothing is too small.

As a studio owner, it's so easy to stop working out and doing the exercises because of how busy you get.  However, for me, it's important to maintain my own health and workouts in order to be a better instructor to my clients. Practicing also reminds me why I fell in love with Pilates in the first place.

As a studio owner, it's so easy to stop working out and doing the exercises because of how busy you get.  However, for me, it's important to maintain my own health and workouts in order to be a better instructor to my clients. Practicing also reminds me why I fell in love with Pilates in the first place.

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My pets Coco and Belle mean the world to me. To know they are healthy and happy just makes my heart melt.

My pets Coco and Belle mean the world to me. To know they are healthy and happy just makes my heart melt.

The holidays are around the corner and the other day I took some time to decorate our little studio.  Although I miss my family in NJ a lot and won't be able to visit until 2018, I know that this is where I belong for now.

The holidays are around the corner and the other day I took some time to decorate our little studio.  Although I miss my family in NJ a lot and won't be able to visit until 2018, I know that this is where I belong for now.

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