Tag Archive: Health


Motivation is Key!

Working out is great. It feels good while doing it; you feel good after; you look great. I mean come on, what’s not to love? But therein lies the rub. Consistency. Every good intention’s worst nightmare. Life gets busy. Work goes late, and before you know it working out is dead last on the priority list. As consistent as the changing seasons is the broken New Year’s resolution. So how can we combat that? Is there a way to stay strong year round and stick with it long enough to see the much coveted lasting results? You bet there is. It’s called accountability. Let’s face it, in a room by yourself with nothing but a pint of Ben and Jerry’s staring you in the face, doom is bound to rear its ugly head. But with a friend close by Jerry can be defeated. So why not incorporate that into your Pilates routine? Great idea. Stay motivated by grabbing a friend to be your Pilates workout buddy. Not only will you feel more motivated to show up to class when you know someone’s counting on you, but your friend will be a great way to help push you to workout to the best of your ability. And quite frankly, working out with a friend is just down right fun! So in honor of this epiphany that is falling upon Valentine’s Day, your fabulous friends at Tone would like to offer you a chance to put this epiphany into practice! So for the week following Valentine’s Day we would like to offer you the chance to bring a friend with you to mat class for free! So put on your favorite cupid socks, grab your favorite friend, prance on over to one of Tone’s sweet mat classes, and together let’s make a change that’s been proven to last the whole year through!

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Take a Breath, Take a Compliment

How many of us look in the mirror and are happy with what we see? If we are not stressing about our weight, we are worrying about wrinkles or obsessing over our hair.

Being in the fitness world it is easy to get caught up in constantly comparing yourself to others.

Real beauty isn’t about symmetry, weight or makeup; It’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Why can’t we take a compliment and believe it?  The key to being comfortable with compliments is to stop believing that other people share your low opinion of yourself. They don’t. You are your own worst critic. Most people look at others and see what they wished they had. They aren’t as critical of you as you are. Even if they were, they don’t have time to evaluate you because they’re too wrapped up in their own concerns.

Many times we hear women complaining about how fat they are or unhappy they are with certain body parts, obsessing and obsessing. We rarely hear people celebrating their success.  This month we challenge you to celebrate your success, be proud of where you are today and where you came from. To look at yourself in the mirror and see the beautiful person standing in front of you. To say thank you to any compliments that comes your way. Embrace you and every wonderful part of you.  Stop the critic! Embrace your beauty inside and out, your power as  women and own it!

This clip from Amy Schumer lends her humor to a situation we all know too well…

 

Reflection of a Year

Have you noticed as you grow older the faster time goes by? I remember 
as a little girl a year felt like forever. Now a year flies by and I
 can’t believe where the time has gone.
 Last April at this time we 
walked to the edge of a cliff and we have been flying high ever since! 
Risking to go out on our own was a major life changing decision. 
Last April we made it a 
reality.

Sometimes I think we’re dreaming, at other times I wonder why we 
didn’t do it sooner. I know it may sound cliche but 
everything happens for a reason. Every experience leads down a path 
and prepares you for your next adventure even if in the moment you can’t
 truly see the meaning in it all. All I do know is, Alicia and I were meant to meet that cold day in December 2007. We weren’t sure where we were headed but we knew we were in it together!  ( insert dance break) 

One year ago we were ripping up carpets, ordering flooring, purchasing equipment and painting. It was the most exciting, scary, exhilarating time for us.

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One thing we have always recognized is how lucky we are to have the
 most amazing clients a studio could ask for. We definitely have broken 
out of the mold of your traditional Pilates studio. You all have supported our journey with your enthusiasm and need to be beaten..:) We are family at TONE and would not have it any other way.

Looking back over this year, even though we were scared shitless we knew this was a risk we had to take.

Sometimes you get into a routine, you begin to feel safe and secure and you forget what life is really all about.  We realize no job or relationship is worth suffering for. At the end of the night if you are not happy then maybe it’s time for a change. There have been so many wonderful memories for us here @ TONE. We can still make each other laugh even when we are tired and hungry and writing this blog. 🙂 Who knew we were going to be writing a blog!!! Not these girls!!!!! ( insert jazz hands)

Change can be scary, risk it all or gain nothing. What do you want to change? Are you willing to walk to the cliff?
 “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”

Bottom line we are grateful, are hearts are full and we look forward to another year together. We wouldn’t be here without some truly amazing people who have been our support.  Special thanks and gratitude to the two best hubbies in the world, Kenny and Jose for dealing with us day in and day out. Momma Cohen, Aunt Mara, Uncle John, for giving us the chutzpah to fly!

Two women + one dream = TONE

Two women, one dream and a LOT of hard work.

Looking back over the last few years, it has been an amazing journey with many ups and downs but we wouldn’t have traded it for the world. From the moment Alicia and I met each other we knew we were meant to work together. I can remember the exact moment that we met each other way back when in December 2007.  That was the moment that changed our lives as we knew it.

We have been dreaming, developing, creating and working together ever since. We are two women who are passionate and determined and truly love what we do. We are thrilled to be able to share it with our clients, friends, loved ones as well as everybody and anybody we meet.

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We really want this blog to reflect who we are: fun loving women, instructors, wives, entrepreneurs and friends. We look forward to sharing our adventures with all of you.
Welcome to our blog in our special corner of the big city.