A little note for your Friday morning...

Every day you are given another opportunity to improve your own self from the day before. Some days are better than others, but it is how you react to certain situations that make you who you are. By having a positive attitude, it will create many beneficial favorable circumstances for you! How you control your attitude, can set you apart from others and get you that promotion, job, etc. Be you and be a happy you!

xoxo, Kayla

Time Out!

Hey Delta Dolls!

I was with a friend the other day, and we got to talking about dealing with parenting stress and some outlets for that. I told her that I have an unhealthy obsession with Bravo reality television and that one of my favorite things to do is kick back and watch the drama unfold (any other Bravo fans out there? Seriously, those Vanderpump kids are crazy). I also love to knit, and taking some time to do that is very relaxing and productive. But one of my favorite stress relievers is exercise. For me, it’s high-intensity cardio with blaring music that does the trick, but there is most definitely a fitness regimen out there that’s perfect for you. I highly recommend exercise as a form of stress relief, especially for busy Moms. The problem is that, as Moms, we often have a hard time justifying the need to take time for ourselves. I have heard many times from other friends over the years that “I just don’t have the time to get to the gym, I’m so busy with the kids, I don’t have anyone to watch the kids while I work out”, and the list goes on. You know what? I totally get it. Because on some days, I’m lucky if I can complete one sit-up, let alone make it to an hour-long cardio class. It is really hard. Even as I’m writing this, both of my boys are demanding my attention and I just heard a loud crash in the kitchen. It. Never. Ends. But I keep trying. I keep going to the gym classes that I can make it to, and when I just can’t physically get to the gym, I try to work out at home. And, sometimes, that’s even more fun because my boys can join in. They love doing jumping jacks, running, and even learning some yoga poses.

There are so many demands on parents these days, and taking time for yourself may seem like a luxury you can’t afford. Consider this, though. We all want our kids to be healthy, right? One of the best ways to encourage lifelong healthy behaviors is to model them. Kids who see that fitness is important to their parents are far more likely to understand that fitness is important to them as well. There are so many activities that you can do as a family to encourage fitness: biking, hiking, walking around the neighborhood, playing sports, and swimming, to name a few. These are all excellent ways to keep yourself and your kids active. Not sure where to start with your fitness routine? Try Pilates. This is an amazing fitness regimen; it’s low-impact and yet it gives amazing results-- perfect for busy Moms who need to get the maximum from their work-out sessions. Nervous about group classes? No problem, consider scheduling a one-on-one session with a highly-skilled Pilates instructor at Delta.

The bottom line is that we have to take time out for ourselves. Caregiver burnout is a very real thing, whether it’s from caring for your kids or others in your life. We all have someone depending on us and we can’t expect to be able to care for others unless we have cared for ourselves first.

Have you booked your next Pilates fix? Or maybe your first one? Give us a call today at (480) 455-0155. Be the change. Model the behavior. Take time for yourself so you can be your best for those who need you.


Kristen is a mom of two wonderfully energetic boys and is also Alexis’ sister!

MELT Method

Delta Pilates is proud to announce that we now offer MELT Method classes!

So what exactly is the MELT Method?

The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to begin reducing the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living.

New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mind-body communication. MELT directly addresses these two systems of your body in a way no other self-treatment can, including diet and exercise. You’ll see and feel results in the first session. The ultimate goal of MELT is to improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes. MELT offers natural pain relief, allowing you to address the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask the symptoms.

MELT was created by New York City manual therapist and connective tissue specialist Sue Hitzmann. Using specialized techniques, a soft body roller, and four different balls, MELT is designed to reconnect whole-body communication, rebalance the nervous system, rehydrate the connective tissue, and release compression in joints.


Balance; it is the key to everything. Balance is an essential component in your daily physical, mental, and personal/work life. Imagine you're on a beam, not far off the ground, but far enough to fall if you make a misstep or are pushed one direction or another. The key to success in this situation is pure balance. In life, you must stay balanced, both physically and mentally and in your life in general.

If the activities in your life are off balanced, you may miss out on opportunities. You must have a proper ratio of work, fun, and relaxation. Without the perfect balance, you will miss out, become overwhelmed, and the areas of your life that you are neglecting, will well...become neglected.

Mental balance is just as important as physical balance. If you do not take the steps to stay mentally balanced, you can be overcome with stress and anxiety, then consequently, your personal and work life may suffer. If you encounter the feeling of mental imbalance or want to take preventative measures, here are some excellent go to activities!

  1. Light a candle, two, or maybe three...
  2. Look into aroma therapy- Get educated on the array of benefits essential oils can have in your life.
  3. Read a book
  4. Take a bath
  5. Go for a walk or a light jog

Luckily, all of these ideas can provide you with a multitude of benefits. Our favorite ways here at Delta Pilates to improve our health and balance are using essential oils, which can provide anything from relaxation, to pain relief or even improved focus and energy, and of course, we love to practice Pilates. Pilates can help you improve your balance, strength, AND can provide amazing stress relief.

We would love to see you come in to learn the art of pilates and we can help you start improving your life balance both physically and mentally!

Can't wait to meet you xx Kacie Lynn

How to Keep Resolutions

At this time of the year, everyone SAYS their resolutions, because they have so much motivation, due to it being the New Year. They talk about how they are going to keep it the whole year, but within the next month, it is forgotten or unaccomplished. Have you ever wondered how that small percentage of people who actually go through the whole year with their resolution, are able to do so?

First, resolutions must be realistic. You cannot say you are going to never be negative, because mental resolutions are much more difficult to control than physical resolutions. Understand that some negative thoughts may slip, but just be mindful of them. However, you cannot say you are going to lose 20 pounds in a week, because that is not healthy. Both physical and mental goals must be achievable.

Second, WRITE your own resolutions down. It is proven true that when things are written down they tend to be remembered, because you can always go back to look at them. Try coming up with a resolutions to do with your spouse, loved one, best friend, or coworker to have someone to push you to succeed at your goals or when you don’t have the motivation for that one day.

Lastly, always tell yourself you can do it and that you are good enough to push yourself to accomplish your desired goal. Believe in yourself, because you are a strong individual. You made the goal thinking you could do it at the beginning and when it gets to be too much in the middle of accomplishing the goal, push yourself that much harder so you can tell people at the end of 2018 that you went through with your whole goal for an entire 365 days.

Sleep for the Body

Sleep (noun): a condition in which the body and mind is inactive, typically reoccurs several times a night with the body going through different stages of sleep where the muscles are relaxed, eyes shut, and the consciousness is “mindless”. Sleep (verb): be asleep

Sleep. Something that can never be completely fulfilled. It’s always wanted… always needed. Sleep is so important for your body and your mind. It gives you energy to push yourself that extra workout, exercise, or drill. It is necessary to take care of your body on a daily basis. Not getting enough rest can lead to emotional/physical changes, for example baggy eyes, restless attitude, up and down mood changes, and lack of energy. By getting about 8 hours of sleep per night, moods can turn from negative to positive and workouts can turn from dreadful to pleasurable. Be sure to really focus on getting enough sleep for your body when planning your days and weeks out. In the end, changes will be noticed.