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Summertime in the Valley!

Summertime is here in the Valley! For some of us, that may mean an exciting vacation, or a break from the school schedule or a chance to shake up the routine. As we move exercise indoors - or at least earlier to avoid the heat - here are some tips to maximize your potential and keep yourself on track:

  • Make a plan and stick to it. Whether you’re at home or on a wonderful trip, make a plan to incorporate fitness into your day. You can easily take your MELT Hand and Foot Treatment with you anywhere or one of our creative instructors can hep you come up with a homework plan to fit your adventures. Sticking with your routing is much easier than it seems with a little bit of added guidance from the Delta Pilates staff!
  • Explore fitness classes. If it’s too hot for your favorite hike, check out an indoor spin class or a yoga seminar you’ve had on your radar. Mixing up your fitness routine is a great way for your body to keep guessing, learn new things and find a new passion!
  • Maintain your Pilates schedule. As we routinely discuss, Pilates is like a primer for your body. If you want to get out and wake board on vacation but your joints are inflamed or your low back is bothering you, you may cause more harm than good. At Delta Pilates, you’ll be working with a dedicated Pilates pro who will help guide your routine inside and outside of the studio to maximize your life. We can create custom plans to help you get in shape and stay out of pain no matter what your summer plans bring you.

Contact us to find out how we can help you enhance your summer by staying active and pain free!


The holiday season is here again! Now what?

Let's be honest, we have all had quite a ride over the past two years. It seems like we have had two steps forward and one step back (or more) while we try our best to navigate the world. I know many of us feel like we just get our routines back to normal only to have them shaken up again.

At Delta Pilates, our primary goal is to help you establish, maintain, and build upon the routines that are vital for your health. Our skilled team can help advise on it all because we've seen it all. One of the areas that we are often asked about is how to best maintain a routine during busy holiday seasons so here are a few pieces of advice:

  1. Establish a routine and stick to your fitness appointments the same way you would with anything else on the calendar.
  2. Carve out a reasonable amount of time and hyper-specific goals. Think of this process as making baby steps towards progress. While it may not reasonable to commit to an hour on the treadmill every day, for example, it may be perfectly doable to take 2 brisk 15 minute walks around the neighborhood before and after work.
  3. Enlist the help of a professional! We can use our best practices to help you work to establish, maintain and build upon a successful routine to optimize your health and wellness. We use tried and true accountability partnered with innovative program design to help you stay on track even as your calendar fills up.

Click the link above to contact us today for an introductory goal-setting session. You will be thanking yourself in January when the resolutions roll around and you've already made a head start on your wellness journey!


School's back in session!

It's that time of year, we're heading back to school! While, this year will certainly look different than other years, there are still many familiarities to enjoy. I love the return of a set schedule which helps to keep me on track. I thoroughly enjoy everyone's back to school photos on social media - it's so great to see my feed flooded with smiling faces! I am also looking forward to cooler temps on the horizon, though that may be a little wishful thinking.

This is a great time of year to recommit to your wellness goals as traveling winds down and the schedules return to some normalcy. Here at Delta Pilates, we can assist you in setting the next goal or milestone in your wellness journey with concrete steps a proven track record of success. Reach out today to schedule an Introductory Session or to reestablish your Pilates practice!


How to keep your motivation from melting!

Well it is officially 117° here in Scottsdale this week! I don't know who came up with the term "dry heat" but it doesn't ring true for me. So, how do you keep your fitness goals in mind when you just want to melt into a puddle?

  1. Keep it simple! Write down a few small action steps you can do each week to keep working towards your goals.
  2. Keep it cool! If there is one great thing about living in the Valley it is the abundant supply of pools! Work on some underwater moves to help increase your resistance while staying cool.
  3. Keep hydrated! Water and electrolytes are key to keeping your body happy while you're staying fit in the heat. Lastly...
  4. Keep your appointments! Delta Pilates has offered virtual appointments since its inception to help keep our clients on their journeys and support them no matter where their travels lead. Keeping a dedicated appointment on the calendar helps to build accountability and structure.

Call us today to see how we can help you maintain an active fitness journey! 480-455-0155 or contact@deltapilates.com


Spring has sprung!

Hello friends! It is officially spring time in the Valley. We are ready to get you prepped for all of your favorite warm weather sports. We will come up with a customized plan to help you maximize your sport (or leisure!) days and keep you moving pain-free. We will take your activities, goals and interests to help you develop a Pilates schedule and, as needed, a home program. We are here to help whether you're adding a day of pickleball to your existing routine or training for a triathlon. Let us know how we can help you!


New Year - New Opportunities!

Well that was quite the interesting year we just had! We learned some new terminology (that I could have done without), figured out how to Zoom, reconnected with loved ones, and navigated an entire obstacle course with highs and lows.

In years past, you have no doubt seen advertising messaging touting the "New Year, New You!" mantra. In light of the year we just had, I would like to propose a different message: "New Year, New Opportunities." We may have had some of the last year's challenges thrown at us faster than a wrecking ball or we may have handled every curve ball with dexterity and sure-footedness. We may still be picking up some of the pieces from last year or reshuffling where they landed - and that is OK. I encourage you to take this time to sift through the rubbles of missed opportunities: special occasions that were downsized or cancelled, job prospects that came or went, a friendship that strengthened or struggled, self-care that flourished at home or fell by the wayside. Even if the outcome was not ideal at the time, can you look at the situation now and see what opportunities can arise from it?

In business school, they teach the SWOT matrix which stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. I think we have had enough of the weaknesses and threats to last for a while. Instead, I encourage you to look for the opportunities and reclaim your strengths. I wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year and I'll be here to help however I can.

Sincerely,

Alexis