New Year

A 24 Hour Sale on Everything! New Year, New You


Happy New Year, my friends!

I have some new programs to announce, as well as some great discounts on Skype sessions, and my existing Pilates and Reiki audios and eCourses.

This year I started with a gratitude practice, to set my energy and intentions for 2017. I intend this to be a year of sharing and abundance, reaching more people outside of my NYC home and spreading the Pilates and Reiki love!

  1. Save $50 on my NEW 6-week online Pilates Programs - Bye Bye Back Pain & Restore Your Core Diastasis Recti Repair

Register now for one of my new 6-week, on-line, Pilates programs and save $50 ($199 instead of $249). These programs start next Monday.

Read more about Restore Your Core! Diastasis Recti Repair Program, and then come back to use this link to purchase for just $199. This link will be gone tomorrow night!

Read more about my Bye Bye Back Pain Program, and then come back to use this link to purchase for just $199. This link will be gone tomorrow night!

2. Save 40% on Downloadable Pilates Audios and eCourse

Use code 2017 to download any or all of my digital Pilates products at 40% off. That's right, 40% off today only!

All of the Pilates Audios, the Pilates for Back Pain eCourse, and the Usui Reiki I eCourse.

Just click here and use code 2017 at checkout for 40% off!

3. Try a Skype session for only $60 (save $40)!

Just like a private lesson with me, but you get to be home or in your gym, studio, or hotel! Just click the button below! I will be in touch to schedule within 48 hours.

4. Try an in-Studio session for only $100 (save $60)!

A private, hands-on session with me at either Real Pilates (Tribeca) or Pilates on Fifth (Bryant Park). Limit one per person. Just click below to purchase. I will be in touch to schedule within 48 hours.

I can't wait to see you! Have a happy and healthy 2017.

2016 Is My Year


2016 Is My Year

Seriously, with so many things still up in the air, 2016 is my year! According to my astrology friends, 2016 is a year of completion and wholeness.

I Completed My First e-Course in 2016

While I planned to have it done and delivered by Christmas Day 2015, my Pilates for Back Pain eCourse was delayed when my video camera decided to stop working. I purchased a holder so I could attach my Samsung Galaxy S6 to my tripod, and a few days later did all the videos on my phone. The course was delivered to pre-buyers last Sunday, 3 January 2016.

More about my Pilates for Back Pain eCourse here.

I Started Thyroid Treatment in 2016

After months of dragging around, being incredibly tired yet not sleeping, and gaining weight, I was finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism and started Synthroid on New Year's Eve (since this medication takes several days to weeks to take effect, I count this as a 2016 start). I now sleep seven to eight hours straight and have lost over 13 pounds.

As part of a dietary change to support my thyroid treatment, I have stopped eating gluten and most sugars. I am scared by how quickly my body reacts to these substances, by instantly bloating and getting tired. Instantly!

I Joined Team Inspire (Beachbody) in 2016

I don't know about you, but I am tired. Not just low thyroid tired, but tired of studio teaching all the time. So I am building up recurring sources of residual income.

My eCourse, the first of many, is a first step. Digital products have no expiration date and continue selling even when you are not actively selling them.

My second step is my new partnership with Beachbody and Shakeology via Team Inspire. I could not ask for a better and more inspiring group of people, all of whom already had their own independent fitness and coaching businesses. I love the taste and the nutrition behind Shakeology, and while I technically joined at the end of December, my eCourse took up so much time that I am just now getting to learning the Beachbody business in early 2016.

This will be a worthy source of dependable residual income from products that I truly love.

Expanded Publishing in 2016

While my books (Pilates Fundamentals to Eliminate Back Pain and the Zombie Killing Stoners series that I co-wrote with hubby) have always been exclusive to Amazon, I am expanding their reach via Smashwords. This requires some reformatting and such, but I believe that will be worth it in the end.

With such a crazy start, how can 2016 fail to be anything but incredible and awesome? I cannot wait to see what it brings!

New Year Fitness Resolutions

New Year fitness resolutions tend to be short-sighted and unsustainable. Here's what to do instead.

I don't make New Year resolutions anymore. There, I said it!

Instead of telling myself what to do, I try to start the New Year with small sustainable changes.

Last year I gained about 25 pounds between parents dying and crushed toe. I was depressed, exhausted, and barely making it through the day. In fact, I got sick at the end of the year with a major sinus infection.

So I am simply making small shifts:

  • I practice self-reiki daily first thing in the morning in those 20 minutes when I am up but don't need to be out of bed quite yet. No impact on my day or time; huge impact on my well-being!
  • I exercise intensely for 15-30 minutes every day. Yes, sometimes longer, but all I ask of myself is 15 minutes of some intensity.
  • I am eating one extra fruit or vegetable per day. Again, sometimes more, but all I ask of myself is one.

So far that is all. As I feel better from these I am sure more possibilities for change will arise.

On the other side of things, I am keeping true to my daily blogging and reading and commenting on other blogs. So far, so good!

How do you feel about resolutions? Do you tend to make big resolutions that you just drop? Or small changes that you can sustain? Or are you one of the rare people who can sustain the big changes?


Happy New Year 2014


Happy New Year 2014!

I am so thrilled to be saying goodbye to 2013. Seriously, this was not an easy year for me. However, it was a useful year with many endings that leads me into this new year with many open doors and possibilities.

2013 Recap:

  • My private Pilates teaching schedule in Tribeca doubled over the year, to the point where now I have waiting list for recurring appointments. -A great thing!
  • This website was upgraded by Google to a page rank of 3. -Another great thing!
  • Our 11 year old dog Smiley was finally diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome (adrenal glands produce too much cortisol), and now that she has been on Vetoryl for a year she is much healthier! -A great thing.
  • My dear mother, Millie Lippin, who had been institutionalized with severe dementia for over 15 years, passed away at 82 years in hospice care on September 9. -Sad.
  • My father, Joseph Lippin's, health steadily declined throughout 2013, leading to his death at age 87 in hospice care on October 15. -Very sad.
  • I crushed my left big toe in July, leading to 4 months in CAM walker surgical boot and 3 months of twice daily bone stimulator treatment. -Oy!

Looking forward to 2014. This year we plan to research where to move next. I would prefer to live somewhere warm again for a bit, and somewhere with great single payer health care. And I am starting this year with a bang - I have joined BlogHer's NaBloPoMo for January as well as the Ultimate Blog Challenge for January. The NaBloPoMo theme is Pressure, which is perfect for me, as I do work well under pressure. So look for daily (gulp) posts from me this month - starting today!

What are you looking forward to in 2014?