Mind & Motion

Happy Holidays

Posted in Blog news by Meghan Pickrell on December 13, 2011

Happy Holidays (once again… yikes) from me and Mind & Motion. This has been a busy year for me and Mind & Motion. I graduated with my master’s degree in kinesiology, I opened up a new pilates studio and I my fiance proposed to me! That’s a lot!

Despite holiday madness at this time of year, I like reflecting on accomplishments and goals during December. I also like to see where I am right now in this moment and where I want to go from here. I’m quite pleased with the growth at my studio and am interviewing young women to bring on an assistant (Hallelujah!).

Just a reminder: we do offer gift certificates so if you would like to purchase a few pilates classes for a friend or loved one, now is the perfect time. Email me and we can discuss options.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Let’s have an epic… do I dare say?… 2012. xx, Meghan

Recent Press + Studio News

Posted in Blog news by Meghan Pickrell on October 29, 2011

Daily Candy, which directs locals to the happenings of the city graciously featured Mind & Motion on Friday. The article, which you can read above, is also live on their site this weekend. Thank you Daily Candy! The article is quite charming… I’m smitten.

On other news, I’ve recently started a Prenatal Pilates class on Thursdays at 6:15pm. I have several soon-to-be-mamas prancing around the studio and decided it was time to get them together for a little transverse and pelvic floor party. I’m sure they will push those babies out with vigor and ease… ahhhh!

A big thank you to my friends and clients for ALL of your support during this stage of new beginnings at Mind & Motion. The studio is bustling with new clientele and I’m rather enjoying the environment that we have created – inviting, calm and full of energy. That’s all for now, more soon. Meghan.

Grand Opening Party

Posted in Blog news, My Practice by Meghan Pickrell on September 25, 2011

Yesterday was the grand opening of my new pilates studio, aptly named Mind & Motion, Pilates and Beyond. I kick started the day with free classes starting at 9am. Classes ended at 4pm and the reception was held that evening. My stepdaughter, the lovely Melina Hannemann, was kind enough to help out with the admin duties during classes and photographic duties for the party. Here are a few shots of the studio and party last night.

We have four reformers and a trapeze table…

The lovely Lucy playing with a blue ball, one of the many fun props we have at M & M.

The party in full swing

Gigi and I enjoying some wine

Sherri, Jane and I

Chatting with Linnea

Carlos with the very talented Paul Wehby.
My website is also up and running where you can book classes online www.mindandmotionpilates.com. Sign up for a free intro class when you have a chance.

Pilates Video

Posted in Pilates by Meghan Pickrell on August 14, 2011

Watch out! I’m going to be incorporating video on Mind & Motion- a promise made too long ago. AND I’m starting with my clients. The idea came to me as I was teaching one day and realized that my clients can sometimes perform exercises better than me. I have talented group, I must admit. So, I’m taking their best exercise, filming them and posting it for inspiration.

In this clip Amanda is rounding through her upper back, grounding in her tail, and extending her arms and legs in a coordinated manner. This exercise is called coordination because of the sequencing, breath and difficulty of the task. Amanda does quite a lovely job! You can perform this at home without the reformer- just follow our timing and try it lying on the floor. Enjoy!