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Heidi now has a Beginners Reformer Private Class Wednesday Mornings.
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Heidi's LMU Fall Session II begins
October 26 & 27th. Register for Heidi's classes now.

Pilates on the Reformer. Book your private session with Heidi now.

Did you make the Spaghetti Squash Recipe from last month, don't miss it. Check it out in the archives.

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Quote of the Month

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do
are in harmony. "

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Recipe of the month

Hearty Autumn
Pumpkin Pancakes

1 & 1/4 cup Spelt Flour
1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
2 TBSP Turbinado Sugar
dash of Salt
2 tsp's Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1 and 1/2 cups Liquid (Almond Milk, Apple Cider or Water)
1 Egg
1/3 cup Canned Pumpkin
4 TBSP Pumpkin Pie Spice
1.5 tsp Pure Maple Syrup

1. Mix Dry ingredients in first group above.

2. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients in the second group above.

Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix only until combined. You can add more liquid in small amounts if needed.

4. Heat a griddle or frying pan on medium heat or 350 degrees. Pan is ready when a few drops of water placed in the pan dance around.

5. Spoon batter onto nonstick or oil-sprayed pan. Pancakes are ready to flip when dry around the edges and no longer appear gooey in the middle. Cook 2-3 minutes on the other side.

6. Pancakes can be kept warm in a 200 degree toaster oven while you cook the rest. Make sure that if you use Maple Syrup it is 100% Pure Maple Syrup, non of that artificial stuff.


A Fun On-the-Go Treat ~ Banana Pancake Wraps:
Slice a banana in half lengthwise and place one half in the center of the pancake. Drizzle lightly, if desired, with pure maple syrup. Wrap pancake around the banana and you are ready to go.

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Exercise of the month:

Virabhadrasana I
(Warrior 1 Pose)


  • Strengthens the abdominals, spinal stabilizers, gluteals, legs, shoulder stabilizers and ankles.
  • Trains the body to balance & hold strong posture.

How to do this exercise:

(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, neck problems or are pregnant)

1. Stand with feet together, arms down to the sides. Zip the abs. Lunge the left leg back with the left toes toward the left. Back leg is straight.

2. Front leg is bent with the knee over the ankle,toes are forward.

3. Open the chest, keep the scapulae neutral and keep as much space between the shoulders and ears and you can while you raise the arms over the shoulders.

4. Let the eyes gaze slightly upward. Lift through the abdomen and drop through the tailbone so that you can lift out of the center, rather than sink into the center.

5. Hold this pose from 15 seconds to 2 minutes, while the breath remains calm and fluid. Let your breath be your guide as to how long to stay in warrior 1.

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Things that I Love and Recommend:


~ So Amazing: A Tribute to Luther Vandross

Artists like Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keyes, Mary J Blige, Donna Summer, Usher, Patty Labelle, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Beyonce' and more pay tribute in a beautiful way.

Something to Think About:

Name 3 things that bring you happiness.

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Volume 27 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Spaghetti Squash, Pilates Roll Down, Weight Loss)
Volume 26 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Crab Stuffed Portobellos, Ball Obliques, Denial)
Volume 25 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Ahi Tuna Burgers, Ball Crunch, Fiber)
Volume 24 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Frozen Cantelope, Plank on the Ball, Well-being)
Volume 23 Fun Stuff - Click here - ( Veggie Fritatta, Breast Stroke, Letting Go)
Volume 22 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Asparagus in Phyllo, Ball Bridge, Growth )
Volume 21 Fun Stuff - Click here - ( Butternut Squash Soup, Side Angle Pose, Nutrition)
Volume 20 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Superbowl fries, 1 leg balance, Splenda)
Volume 19 Fun Stuff Click here - ( Peach Crisp, Ball Glut Stretch, Goals)
Volume 18 Fun Stuff Click here - (Christmas Cookies, 1 Leg Chair, Holiday Cheer)
Volume 17 Fun Stuff Click here - (Rice with Veggies, Spinal Balancing, No More Drama)
Volume 16 Fun Stuff Click here - (Chicken Salad, Grand Plie with Namaste`, Reflection)
Volume 15 Fun Stuff click here - (Wild Rice Salad, Locust Pose, Money)
Volume 14 Fun Stuff click here - (Garlic Spinach, Revolved Bent Knee Side Angle Pose,Talent)
Volume 13 Fun Stuff click here - (Chicken w/eggplant, Prayer Twist, The YOU you want to be)
Volume 12 Fun Stuff click here - ( Pear Leek Bisque, Crescent Pose, Positivity)
Volume 11 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Bread, Zipping, Giving)
Volume 10 Fun Stuff click here - (Cinnamon Ginger Tea, 1/2 Lord of the Fishes Pose, Gratitude)

Volume 9 Fun Stuff click here - (Berry Muffins, Bound Angle Pose, Sight)

Volume 8 Fun Stuff click here - (Quinoa Pilaf, Forward Bend, Your character)
Volume 7 Fun Stuff click here - (Summer Salad, Bow Pose, "Food" in your food)
Volume 6 Fun Stuff click here - (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Forward Bend, Clutter)
Volume 5 Fun Stuff click here - (Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Boat Pose, Do what you love)
Volume 4 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Ravioli w/ Marinara Sauce, Plank, Goals)
Volume 3 Fun Stuff click here - (Hummus, Downward Dog, Who are you today?)
Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here - (Pumpkin Pudding, Bridge Pose, Gratitude)

Volume 1 Fun Stuff click here - (Banana Fuate`, Triangle Pose)

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