Pilates Plus 
March 26, 2018
It's Always Health Season!
Pilates Plus

Welcome! This newsletter is dedicated to current studio and community events.  YOU are the reason we are here--please share your ideas, give us feedback, and help us grow this community of health-minded people.  Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about the studio--we appreciate your help in spreading the word and allowing us to serve.

CALL US ANYTIME:  (301) 952-1111
Spring Registration Is Open

Spring Registration is open for ALL CLIENTS.  Most classes begin this week and run for 6 or 12 weeks.  The following classes still have open slots:

  • Monday 5:15 p.m. Mini Trampoline w/Suz starts 4/9 (4 weeks)
  • Tuesday 5:30 Yogilates, w/Suz
  • Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Christian Yoga w/Suz
  • Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Awesome Abs w/Brad
  • Thursday 5:00 p.m. Group Reformer w/Suz
  • Thursday 6:30 p.m. Everybody Yoga w/Sherrell (6 weeks)
  • Friday 6:00 p.m. Tai Chi w/John starts 4/27 (6 weeks)
  • Saturday 2:30 p.m. Pilates Bootcamp w/Frannie 

CALL US ANYTIME: (301) 952-1111
Susan Away This Week!

As most of you know, Susan is finishing up Health Coach certification, at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition this year and will be away this week studying for the first of four major exams.  Caroline is in charge, please call, email, or reach out to her if you need help.  She's well-trained, equipped and ready to help! 

Check out Susan's FREE class on 5/20, The P.R.O.V.E. method for healthy eating.  Bring a friend if you like, it's FREE, but space is limited.
Classes Under $100

We have listened to your feedback and budget needs, please consider these budget busting classes:

Pilates Awesome Abs w/Brad:  This classic mat class may just be the boost you need to put your fitness routine over the top!  For just $99.00 for a
twelve week mat class, you can remember why you fell in love with Pilates to begin with.  This class works the abs for sure, but it is a whole body work out using Control, Precision, Breath and Flow for sure!  Brad is our rising star and he will turn you into a Pilates enthusiast in just 12 weeks. His class is Wednesday's at 7:30 p.m. Starts this week!    Bonus:  If you are taking ANOTHER CLASS WITH US, YOU CAN SNAG THIS CLASS FOR $65.  

Tai Chi w/John:  John Baylor, Martial Artist, and former owner of the Upper Marlboro Martial
Arts Center has been graciously offering Tai Chi for us for the the past five years.  He recently delivered the Women's Self-Defense class to a large group and is always on hand to help when we need him.  He is offering a six-week Tai Chi class which begins on 4/27, Friday's at 6:00 p.m. All levels are welcome! Cost is just $75.

Bellicon Trampoline Class!  This is the exciting new format that works the
entire body!  The concentration and balance are a challenge, but the benefits to lymphatic system and whole body musculature are mind blowing.  This fun format can be modified to any fitness level and we offer balance bars to those who feel that extra support is needed.  Most classes are under $100 including Monday 5:15 p.m. starts 4/9, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. starts 4/7.

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Group Hypnsosis For Weight Loss
With Kendrick Weaver

It's Spring!  And it seems natural to clean the house, toss out old things, dust, and freshen up, right?  Well, it's time to Spring clean your Health!  You know?  If you have tried to loose weight before by following a strict diet, or restricting carbs/fat, or by sheer willpower and failed- -TRY SOMETHING NEW.  We are so blessed to have Kendrick Weaver, Consulting Hypnotist, on hand to lead our Group Hypnosis For Weight Loss class.  

Think about Spring Cleaning For The Mind!

Learn how hypnosis can help you shed excess weight!!  The hypnotic state can be an effective way to bring lasting change in your life. In this class, certified hypnotist, Kendrick Weaver will help you address the factors sabotaging your success in the weight loss battle. You will discover the power of hypnosis in a supportive group environment. You will also learn practical techniques to help improve your health.

Class is only $150, and meets for three weeks, Friday's at 7:15 p.m. beginning 4/6.  Bring a friend or family member and share success with a buddy!  Bonus:  If you bring a friend, you will receive at $15.00 discount.

CALL US ANYTIME: (301) 952-1111
Practice Extreme Self-Care
......a necessary part of health and wellness

There is so much happening in the world and in the news.  We want you to protect yourself and practice extreme self-care.  We would be nothing if we didn't practice what we preached.  Susan and Caroline slipped offsite for a much needed pedicure, hot tea, and smoothie break.  I am always reminded of Steven Covey's habits, #7, Sharpen the Saw, do you know it?  Basically, it reminds us that if you keep grinding away, pushing forward, plummeting through life--you will wear out.  It is necessary to stop and sharpen the saw, rest, rejuvinate, unwind----it prepares you so much better to start again.  Here are some self-care ideas that we hope you will consider:

* Get a massage  *Experience Reflexology 
* Take a walk in Nature  *Call a friend  *Treat Yourself to a Healthy Meal  
* Take a Hot Bath   * Go Shopping  * Hire Someone to Shop For You!  
*Take a Nap   * Try Something New  * Plan a Trip 
*  Relax and Read a Book * Go To A Movie  * Take a Class  *  Go To The Beach
* Cuddle With Your Pet
Shop Local:  Longview Farms

Don't forget to order your ham for Easter on April 1, 2018
We want to remind you about one of our farm partners, Longview Farms!  We have been working with them for the past 10 years and highly recommend that you begin thinking about leaving old ways of purchasing meat (factory raised meats from the grocery store) and start working with local, dedicated farmers.  Longview Farms sells lots of products, but are featuring these half hams--about 10-11 lbs they are smoked and delicious.

Their recipe provides a mouth watering brown sugar and mustard glaze on the outside that keeps the ham from drying out and makes the ham and crispy fat taste even better.  These hams don't compare to the store-bought spiral cut hams that taste like cardboard :( These hams are perfect to serve for Easter lunch or to take with you if relatives or friends are hosting you. They are easy to prepare and quick and easy to cook - 1 1/2 hours.

                             Half ham......$9 / lb                             
Beeswax Candles!
We Welcome Our Newest Vendor:
Big Dipper Wax Works

You know we search high and low to create relationships with vendors we trust.  We are so happy to introduce Big Dipper Wax Works to you!  We are carrying a line of their pure beeswax products, including candles infused with essential oil, lip balm, and hand salve.

We want you to be as cautious with what you breath and put on your body as you do about your food.  Did you know that most beauty and health products are made with multiple toxins? For example, did you know that chapstick is petroleum-based?  Do you really want to put the same petroleum-base as gasoline on your lips?

The products we are carrying make great gifts and are good for you!  Prices range from $3 to $8.  Ask Caroline for a sample today!

Bellicon Trampoline Classes Forming Now!

A reminder that Bellicon Trampoline classes have a few open slots next semester:
  • Monday 5:15 p.m. starts 4/9/18
  • Thursday 7:30 p.m. starts 4/4/18
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. (select dates)
Susan is offering private lessons on the Bellicon Trampoline to all clients.  To purchase the trampoline special, contact Caroline.  Cost for Trampoline Special is:  $109, you get three 30-min. private sessions with Susan.
Free Chakra Resource

We talk alot about the Chakra's--our energy centers, but often it's hard to remember what they are and how they work.  What we know is that SOMETIMES WE FEEL STUCK AND CAN'T GET MOVING.  It's easy to change that!

Did you know that we have a staff person, Sandra Wiseman, who is available to help you --she can do a Chakra Balancing session for you and help you unblock stuck energy and realign your chakras.  Let Sandra help you with your Energy!

Chakra Balancing sessions are scheduled when you are available, cost is $75.00.


Spring Yoga and Farm-To-Table Retreat 
May 27th 12-3PM 
Pilates Plus will be hosting a spring yoga and farm-to-table luncheon event with Chef Terence cooking an amazing meal for all attendees! 

 Location:  P.A. Bowen Farm, Brandywine, Maryland (this is our farm partner who delivers products to the studio once monthy, the first Thursday of the month.)

12-1 p.m. Outdoor Yoga
1-2:30 p.m. 5 Course Meal and Presentation
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Farm Shopping


First Course: Asparagus gazpacho with strawberry-lime coriander coulis.
Second Course:  Tempura Summer Squash Blossoms stuffed w/ "Next Step Cannellini" curry hummus. Served with local berry chutney.
Third Course:   Tandoori Grilled "PA Bowen Roasters" (Chicken) and Summer Squash served w/ Chocolate Mint and locally made yogurt sauce; Accompanied by flatbreads.
Fourth Course:  Shredded "PA Bowen Pork Shoulder" simmered in Vindaloo sauce served on a bed of "Next Step fragrant brown rice".
Dessert: "PA Bowen Flan" infused w/ Orange Blossom Rose water. Topped w/ local bourbon caramel sauce.

Cost:  $70.00
This event will open up to the first 25 who registrants. To register, please contact the front desk via e-mail or telephone. 

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Official Welcome!
Cory Scoggins, Reflexologist

We want to thank Cory for his generous offering of time and talent on Saturday!  If you missed Cory's free introductory session, please catch him on an upcoming date. 

Cory's Upcoming Schedule With Us!
  • March 27, 11:15 - 4:30 p.m.
  • March 28 1-4 p.m.
  • April  2, 9, and 16, 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Pricing for sessions with Cory are:  $75.00, 45-minute session, $65.00 30-minute session.

Cory L. Scoggins is a 34 year veteran in the Health and Fitness Industry, who previously served in the United States Navy as a Corpsman (Medic), and Naval Fitness Coordinator.  Scoggins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University. He also holds certifications in Personal Training, Advanced Weight Training, Therapeutic Reflexology, Therapeutic Breathology, Reiki, Kinesio Taping, Arthritis Foundation, and Senior Fitness.

Don't see at date you need?  Call us and we will see what we can do!

Upcoming Continuing Education

We are happy to announce the following continuing education events this semester, registration is open NOW! 
  •  April 6, 13, and 20 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Group Hypnosis For Weight Loss w/Kendrick Weaver - join consulting hypnotist Kendrick Weaver for this 3-part series.  Stop cravings, break emotional food habits once and for all! Group meets on Friday evening, three weeks.  Cost: $150.00
  • April - April 28, and May 5 12-3p.m.  Spring Liver Detox w/Suz - join Suz for this 10-day Liver Detox.  Group meets twice and will share 2 small meals and participate in several cooking activities.  Cost: $145.  THREE SLOTS LEFT! We have added another detox in Severna Park, if these Upper Marlboro dates don't work for you!
  • May 20th - 4 p.m. P.R.O.V.E. Method For Healthy Eating 7 p.m., join Suz in the event which will prove to you that anyone can eat healthier, be healthier, and EVOLVE!  You will memorize this method before you leave and transport it with you forever!   Our goal is to get you to INSPIRE other people to eat healthy.  Cost:  FREE  THIS IS A NEW DATE--CHECK YOUR CALENDAR.
  • June 2 6-9 p.m. - Cooking With Electric Foods w/Chef Terence - Come join us for an afternoon and lunch that will change your life!  You will learn how to cook and prepare foods filled with Energy, Life, and Health. Cost: $55.00 (If you have to previously attended one of Chef's workshops, take $10.00 off!)
To learn the about the workshops/registration, DOWNLOAD OUR SCHEDULE.  Click here to:  REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS for workshops, click on the workshops tab, and look for the DATE OF YOUR WORKSHOP. 

Sherrell Away On Mission Trip

Sherrell is away for a while on a mission trip to Africa, we are wishing her Godspeed and safe passage/return.  Susan is subbing her Christian Yoga class this week and Mara is subbing next week.  Sherrell will return to her classes on 4/10.  Sherrell is also teaching a new class for the studio this semester.   

  • Everybody Yoga, begins on 4/12, six weeks, $80.00; 4 slots
Sherrell is interested in a teaching a Yoga For Trauma Recovery Workshop in the fall, look for her upcoming announcements/offerrings.
Welcome New and Returning Clients!
  • Zai Lipscomb
  • Christy Wormley
  • Carolyn McLaurin
We are always blown away with the wonderful opportunities that we have to help you!  We thank you for your referrals and your interest in health and wellness! 
Start setting your HEALTH AND WELLNESS goals for 2018 now!  How can we help you?

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