Healthy Foods for Summer Cleanse Diet

21-Day Cleanse & Detox Starts April 12th

Ready for summer? Musetta Pilates is hosting another 21-Day Cleanse starting  on April 12th! We’ve had such positive feedback from our previous adventures in cleansing—we want to invite you to join us in the next one to experience a healthier relationship with your body! Meetings will take place at our main studio on Healdsburg Avenue. Many people view cleanses as horrible, drawn-out affairs whose excruciating journeys far outweigh any benefits of the destination. After all, 21 days of detox can really get in the way of decades of neglect. We’re not going to lie to you: cleanses are hard—especially your […]

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Boy and Girl Riding Horse in the Chiapas

Whatever your jungle may be…

In the Chiapas, Mexico countryside, a boy and girl race their horse alongside a freight train. The fleeting scene brought a few moments of joy to young Honduran stowaways who have learned to fear the worst from people along the rails. ( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times ) Monday, February 16, I am opening a Pilates wellness studio. Opening a business feels DANGEROUS. Conversation circles in my head questioning if I have enough to offer, enough to succeed, to not completely humiliate myself as I cue pelvic curls & make another new version of the plank interesting. “Do I […]

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Musetta Pilates in Wine Bar Healdsburg

Working Out in a Wine Bar: 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should

First off, it’s a two-fer. You may not have realized this, but working out in a wine bar is essentially synonymous with wine tasting. Plain and simple, it is through the aromas of wine that wine is tasted. Evidently, we’ve got olfactory receptors at the back of our nasal cavities, and it is those guys that facilitate much of what we think we taste. When you sniff before you taste, you don’t realize it, but you’re already tasting! And lucky for you, for us, in Pilates, we have a quick breathing pattern of sniff sniff in conjunction with our quick, […]

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Be Still: The Secret to Her Sanity

Be Still: The Secret to Her Sanity

Two minutes and thirty seconds in the microwave. A heaping scoop of instant Folgers. Lots of whole milk. It was 1979. From the age of five, I had the beaming-with-pride responsibility of bringing my mom coffee in bed each morning at 6. Although I often hurried, skipping the step of setting the filled-to-the-brim mug in a big cereal bowl so as to avoid leaving a path of brown drips down the long carpeted hallway, I loved to be the first up…and I owned my job. And for years, while each day my two sisters and I got ready for school, […]

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The Sweet Taste of Victory: It Takes a Village and a Whole Mess of Spices

The Sweet Taste of Victory: It Takes a Village and a Whole Mess of Spices

After practically guilt tripping my somewhat macho cleanses-are-for-weenies husband into joining me on a big detox adventure, he and I managed to eat more veggies in the last 21 days than we have in the last 21 years. And loved it. Not really. Well, sometimes. But our bodies did. For sure. No matter your shape or size or age or marital status, we both super highly recommend the 21 Day Cleanse. Actually, I might take that last one back. One key to survival for us was that we had each other. But we also had Musetta, the amazing coach and […]

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Why everyone needs a good cleanse!

splish splash: why everyone needs a good CLEANSE!

Like warm water washing over you after a long summer day at the river, dark swirling at your feet and hurrying down the drain, our insides need a rinse off too! And what better time to flush out those dirty toxins with ripe, juicy whole foods than during harvest when the vines are dripping with fruit! Join us as we wash away all those everyday indulgences during a 21-day inner scrub. Treat your metabolism, your immune system, your weight and your digestion to a re-set! Alas, detoxing doesn’t just happen. Much as undressing and lathering are requirements of bathing, this […]

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Musetta Pilates Good to Go

ready to roll

Our dearest of loves have laughed with us (and at us…don’t think we couldn’t see that!) as we’ve plotted and schemed and set our hearts high on this dream. My own hubby once had the audacity to ask me how my hobby was going! Uh, Best. Hobby. Ever. Thank you very much. But man, have we laughed at ourselves! Those first backyard classes were idyllic and serene, with folks we treasure and adore. But… How long will we feel like our friends are buying lemonade from our lemonade stand?! A wee part of all this excitement is our blog. This […]

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