We have seen charcoal pop up in beauty and wellness products for quite some time now.
Today's blog is written by one of our instructors Jessi Piha and originally posted over at
By: Meg Colvin Recently I was talked into ordering the beet pasta at Rose Cafe (um, twist my arm) and I literally thought about it for a week afterward- it was THAT good.
Meg Colvin is back with a killer recipe to power your body through the rest of the week.
Starbucks who?! Meg Colvin here to give you my spin on the OG version of the Unicorn Latte from The End in Brooklyn! 1.
It is never too early to prepare for your next brunch. Before brunch is even over, I am thinking of what can I create for brunch next! Yesterday while in the middle of brunching with friends, this recipe came to mind and it is super easy! Wow, your friends this weekend with a twist on brunch by introducing pizza to the breakfast menu.
Ever wonder how your instructor seems to do it all? They are always, happy, energized, motivating, look like they workout and eat healthy.
Hi, Meg here - taking over the blog to bring you another amazingly delicious recipe! There are some people who can't keep ice cream in the freezer without taking down the whole carton at once.
There is no time like the present. Getting a jumpstart on your summer body is as easy as setting your clock forward adjusting to daylight savings time.
Let’s talk about “clean eating.” Like really clean eating - think steamed protein on some veggies.
I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of cold food when the weather's chilly.
I'm definitely not a vegetarian but I love cooking vegan meals! They're inexpensive, easy, and tend to be quick.
Two super refreshing low-calorie spritz for the holidays
Holiday season can be filled with love, joy, excitement, and most importantly quality time with those you love.
The official start of winter may still be a few weeks away -- but when it rains in Lala land, you know “Winter is Coming.
Ricky Rebel, one of our fabulous instructors, sat down with
Cute & Cozy Cold-weather fitness must-haves! The times they are a changin’, and we’re not just talking about the political climate! Cold weather days are on the horizon and it’s time to get cozy with our pick of cold-weather workout must-haves! Whether you’re in need of a little extra coverage, or looking for some winter pieces perfect for both workouts and snuggling, we’ve got just the looks for you! Happy snuggling!
Ever notice that turkey day starts off healthy enough with a little white meat turkey breast and some fresh cranberries? But before you know it, you’re pouring on the gravy, scooping up your aunt’s famous marshmallow casserole, and finishing the job with a slice (or two) of pecan pie! Yikes! Without even meaning to, you’ve taken a trip to calorie city with a pit-stop at food coma town.
Remember how fun Halloween was when we were kids? The excitement of choosing a costume, the thrill of collecting candy, and the anticipation of being spooked?! But now that we’re all grown up, we can’t help but notice that Halloween seems to have turned into a barrage of scantily costumes, binge drinking, or a combination of both.
Halloween Inspired Workout Pieces! Whether you’re into wild costume parties, taking your little pumpkins trick-or-treating, or staying in with friends to watch flicks, Halloween season brings out the festive side in all of us! So why not bring that fun fab Halloween spirit to your workouts? In need of a little inspo? We got you! Take a look at our list of favorite workout pieces that will take you from the studio to your Halloween celebration in style! Don’t worry! You look spooktacular!
That Afternoon We Nearly Froze to Death In the Name of Health and Wellness Our first experience in a cryotherapy chamber You can’t pay us to spend a bitter cold winter in New York where temperatures reach a bone-numbing zero degrees with negative numbered windchill.
Nobody does healthy eating like L.
We are so excited to announce that Pilates Platinum will now be sharing Young Living Essential Oils with you, our lovely clients! Why? Because essential oils support your overall health and wellness, and can help you with your fitness goals-- and we're ALL about that! (And we'll even show you how to get some of your own!) Essential Oils have been EVERYWHERE lately ~ have you noticed the buzz? From talk shows, to magazine interviews, these natural alternatives to toxic products you might find on the shelf at your favorite drugstore, are making a serious comeback.
If there’s one thing Angelenos love more than exercise, it’s doing so in style! Whether Pilates is your jam, or you like to mix it up with cross training, HIIT, or a jog on the beach, there’s no denying you’ll need a good (and preferably cute!) pair of shoes to support you! Not a tennis shoe expert? Not a problem! Check out our guide to some of our fave fall footwear for sweating in style! Let us help you choose the best footwear for you to maximum your workout and look good doing it! Your feet will thank you.
Healthy Back-To-School Lunch Ideas To Keep You Inspired This Fall! With fall fast approaching it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you scramble to get your post-summer act together! Long gone are those relaxing beach days and waiting just around the bend are jam-packed school days and work schedules.
There’s nothing quite like stepping out of a super challenging calorie-burning Pilates Platinum class and nourishing your body with delicious and nutritious food.
With Summertime coming to a close and Autumn just around the corner, Labor Day festivities are a great time to get together with friends, toast to a new season, and enjoy the end of summer with one last hoorah.
Want to get out of town without much commitment? There are countless
Pilates Platinum Instructor Feature: Juliet Chung For a myriad of different reason, some health related and some personal, many women today are choosing an elective fertility preservation procedure called oocyte cryopreservation, more commonly referred to as egg freezing.
Loyal fans of the Pilates Platinum workout know just how challenging our sweat sessions can be.
Everybody loves a Sunday brunch but living in the very culinary City of Angels can make it hard to choose just one.
A Saturday When We Were Anything But Frozen
Flu season may be long behind us, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune to pesky summer colds.
(Does You Doctor Know About Your Sleep Patterns?) Sleep and getting enough of it is often on our mind and probably yours too.
With L.A temps rising to insane heights, it’s time to get creative with your cool-down concoctions.
Summer may be in full swing, but true sunny-season style expands beyond just the wardrobe essentials! For head-to-toe style that transcends clothing trends, it’s time to cut, color, and style your way into a fabulous new summer do.
This week we give a big FU to the 'No, I Can’ts' in Life! Good morning and happy Monday! While laying in bed, ensconced in
Here in LaLa land, every season is bikini season. Which explains our (healthy) obsession with fitness! And when you work hard for something all year round to feel good and look great, you deserve a treat.
A Spiritual Hike Along the Very Special, Hard-to-Access Palehua Trail Where we remember to ask for permission and give thanks There is always something extra amazing about doing something that’s exclusive, even forbidden.
As proud Angelinos we know L.
It was a pleasure to share some of my favorite Natural Beauty Products with
Summer skin got you down? We’re right there with you.
With Summer in full swing it’s a sizzling time to get grillin’! But for those vegetarians out there, a traditional backyard grill sesh can feel like real slim pickins’! The solution? Try our list of tasty veggie-inspired recipes that are so enticing even your meat-loving guests will line up for seconds! So go ahead, chomp at these bits!
Women-owned businesses make us very happy.
Paramour on Broadway Dazzled Us Into Pondering… A couple weeks ago we had one of those moments where a friend we’ve been needing to catch up with forever texts and the message is: I have an extra ticket to a preview of the Cirque du Soleil on Broadway show.
On top of being one of our amazing clients, Martha Kirby is a Digital Marketing Professional and Creative living in Los Angeles, California.
There’s nothing like a sweet, tasty dessert to hit the spot on a warm summer afternoon.
An afternoon zip-lining is pretty thrilling It's Friday.
Everybody knows LA has some seriously delicious restaurants! But as health-seeking, clean-eating citizens, Angelinos expect more than just happy taste-buds! And like most of you, we’re constantly on the hunt for food that not only tastes good, but is good for our bodies, too.
We Love Urban Hiking Life is about taking the stairs Don’t get us wrong, we can hike the eff out of Temescal, Mandeville, and Topanga Canyons.
It’s no secret that Memorial weekend is all about drinks, food, and lots of BBQs! But once the weekend’s over, many of us are left feeling a little.
We’re Obsessed with Asian Beauty Products! How did we live before a time of BB cream? Admittedly, we’re suckers for swag bags just like everyone else.
This week, we would like to share with you a fun product we've discovered that fits seamlessly with our form of workout.
Let’s face it: not all sports bras are created equal.
On Sunday we finally checked
My refrigerator made me sad the other day. The side door was the only thing with signs of life.
There’s nothing better than a nice refreshing sip of water when you’re getting your sweat on.
Dull skin got you down? We hear ya! There’s nothing worse than drab, dry skin – especially when you’re itching to slip into that brand-new bikini.
Spring is in the air, and that means happy hour season is upon us! But while a night with friends is always fun, those calorie-packed libations sure aren’t.
Staci Pearlman is a client at Pilates Platinum. She is fashion and beauty writer and editor.
What’s better than rolling into your workout class in a look that screams style and confidence? Stepping out of the studio and into brunch with friends in that same chic look with an added next level headband! Get inspired with these workout to wear-out headbands designed to keep your locks in place in the studio and your style on point in the streets.
Spring has finally sprung and that means it’s time to break out that grill! And while there are plenty of tasty ways to enjoy that quintessential warm-weather BBQ, many go-to recipes are filled with ingredients that’ll get in the way of that summer ‘bod.
Spring has officially sprung, and to celebrate the new season, we’re all about mastering the pastel palette.
I’ll have to admit it.
Searching for something indulgent sans the guilt? We’ve got just the thing! These gluten-free dessert recipes will not only satiate your sweet tooth, but they’ll also keep you feeling fit and healthy at the same time.
We are so excited about the launch of our new website, PilatesPlatinum.