Behind The Scenes at Rescue The Runway

Last night I had the privilege of being a part of Rescue the Runway at the Colonnade Hotel to benefit PAWS New England, Last Hope K9 Rescue, Lucky Lab Rescue and the MSPCA. You can read more about how I got involved in my earlier blog post, but I wanted to share a quick update on just how incredible this event ended up being!

photo-20Before any big event, every girl needs a glam squad. I just so happen to have one of the most talented ladies in Boston as my dear friend and personal stylist. Keely Witkowski is the owner of B.Fetching and she’s my top secret (well, not anymore) weapon of fabulousness. She styled me from head to toe. I am OBSESSED with what she created for my hair. (Inspired by a routine  from this season’s SYTYCD.) And she totally got me hooked on Flash Tattoos! (On my wrist in photo to left!)

_MG_6777-2I took Keely as my date to the event. (Chef Boomer stayed home with Baby Boomer. They had a ‘boys night.’) We arrived to the VIP Reception which was on the stunning rooftop of the Colonnade Hotel. It couldn’t have been a more perfect Boston evening! It was so much fun to mix and mingle.

 

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So much fun getting to share the runway and work with such powerhouse Boston women.

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Jennifer Phelan (JPPilates), Abby Chin (Celtics Sideline Reporter) Nelly Carreno (NECN Meteorologist), Jen Royle (Boston Herald), Sorboni Banerjee (Fox 25 News Anchor), Michelle Fournier (Owner of Durty Harrys), Danielle Murr (WAAF)

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Then it was time to head to the greenroom and meet our rescue dogs. I immediately fell in love with my pup Lucy! Lucy is a 4 year old beagle mix from Tennesse. She was very nervous but after we went for a little stroll together and shared some treats she calmed down and was a little star!

The actual runway was so much fun. I must admit I wasn’t nervous primarily because I didn’t have to worry about tripping in high heels. Big perk to being a fitness instructor… the clothes! I was so thankful to be wearing my very own  pair of sneakers from the Heidi Klum for New Balance collection donated to me by New Balance! Make sure to check them out on my Instagram (JPPilates1).

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After the runway show was over I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox.  Ironically our conversation was caught on camera. It went something like this:

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Jenn: I’m a Pilates Instructor
Mike: Seriously? I’m looking for a Pilates instructor in Boston.
Jenn: Well… I’m your girl! 

Mike, I’m holding you to it via the internet! :)

I also did a fun interview with Style Boston TV! Can’t wait for it to air.

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Thank you to Michelle Fournier and Brittany Bang for asking me to model for this great cause and welcoming me with open arms onto your planning committee! Big thanks to Keely of B.Fetching for styling me AND for hair and makeup, New Balance for your donation of my outfit, Lucie Wicker Photography for donating your services to photograph the event, ZICO Coconut Water for donating beverages and Equinox for your generous silent auction item.

JPPilates Walks For A Cause

I’ve done a lot of cool things while living in Boston but I can honestly say that being a ‘runway model‘ is not something I ever thought I’d list on my repertoire. Add in walking the runway WITH a dog alongside a star studded Boston cast of models… yup…I couldn’t have made up such an idea. Yet it’s happening, in just a few days!!!

I am so honored to announce that I will be a model, representing JPPilates at this Sunday’s event Rescue the Runway: Featuring Boston’s Finest, a pet rescue charity event.

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533836_10100924367337259_1363099458_nAs most of you know I’m a ‘dog mom’ to 3 year old Noelle, my rambunctious, full of life, Siberian Husky. We got Noelle when she was just 8 weeks old and to say she changed our life is an understatement. She kind of rules our life. For all of the hard work, long walks, tons of exercise and endless, endless amounts of hair we wouldn’t trade her for the world. I believe that a pet is a family member and I love her with all my heart. As a life- long dog lover, any chance I can advocate for animals, I’m in it 100%.

Noelle’s favorite spot in Charlestown is Durty Harry’s Dog Wash and Pet Boutique on Main Street. We’ve been faithful customers since Noelle was a pup and I honestly don’t know what we would do without the services this local, neighborhood store provides. Michelle the owner has a huge heart and does so much for the community. So when I got a message from her that she wanted my help, I didn’t hesitate to get involved. After she told me all about the event I got so excited I jumped right on board, agreeing to not only model and walk the runway, but to be on the planning committee. A big feat since little Grayson was still just a few months old. It’s been so inspiring to be a part of the process and watch this event grow and grow and grow. I have no doubt that it is going to be Boston’s charity event of the summer.

Rescue the Runway is happening this Sunday, August 17th at the beautiful Colonnade Hotel. The event is being hosted by Audrey’s Rescue Angels and Durty Harry’s with Massachusetts-based natural pet food brand Wellness as a partner. ALL proceeds from the event will benefit PAWS New England, Last Hope K9 Rescue, Lucky Lab Rescue, and the MSPCA.

I will be walking the runway at the event with a rescue pet available for adoption. I’ll be joined by some INCREDIBLE Bostonians, including former Bruins player Shawn Thornton, Boston Red Sox’s own Mike Napoli, heroic members of the Boston Police Department, news anchors Susan Wornick and Janet Wu, Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin, radio personality Ramiro Torres from JAM’N 94.5, New England Revolution soccer player Kelyn Rowe, many others!

A HUGE thank you to generous folks over at New Balance of Boston for donating my entire outfit and to Keely Witkowski, owner of B.Fetching for coordinating and styling my look with New Balance. I’m not going to reveal what I’m wearing until the day of the event, but I can say it’s from New Balance’s super HOT Heidi Klum line and the sneakers… well they are to DIE FOR! You are going to be obsessed!!! One perk to walking the runway as a fitness professional is I get to wear sneakers. Thank goodness…

The VIP reception is now sold out BUT if you want to join us for the main event, there are still some tickets left! General Admission is from 6pm – 9pm ($125). At 6pm the doors to the  Colonnade Ballroom will open and guests will be treated to light fare, beer, wine and cocktails as well as a silent auction offering an amazing array of items such as four star hotel overnights, sports memorabilia, incredible treat and dog product offerings, private yoga sessions and more. The highlight of the evening, the runway show, accompanied by one of Boston’s in demand DJ’s, will begin at 7:15 and kicked-off by Jennifer Royle of the Boston Herald and Danielle Murr of WAAF. The ladies will entertain and delight as the runway models strut our stuff with an adoptable pooch by our side.

If you are an animal lover I encourage you to come join us for the evening. Or if you want to see if I make it down the runway in one piece without falling, well buy a ticket and come see for yourself and cheer me on! To purchase tickets and find additional information on the event, please visit Eventbrite: Rescue the Runway or Rescue The Runway on Facebook.

And of course make sure to follow me on Instagram (JPPilates1) for day of event photos and my outfit reveal! Hashtag for this event is #RescueTheRunway. 

The Future of JPPilates Starts Now

photo-18A few weeks ago I walked into what I thought was a casual meeting about helping to create t-shirts for the Bikini Bellini Boston Pilates series. Little did I know I would be walking out with a new mentor, a brand new logo and a re-motivated drive for the next phase of JPPilates.

My meeting was with the spectacular Lindsay Hill of Lindsay Hill Design, a full service design and communication firm here in Charlestown, MA. For over 20 years, Lindsay has produced award-winning creative solutions for an array of corporate, nonprofit, and public sector clients. Her office is located in the back of Haven, the boutique she also owns in Charlestown’s Thompson Square, which features boho-chic clothing and very unique designer accessories. The entire atmosphere surrounding Lindsay and her talent oozes a sort of contemporary cool vibe.

Upon our first meeting Lindsay dove right in asking all about JPPilates and who I am. I remember her catching me off guard asking how many followers I have and in the back of my mind I couldn’t help but think, ‘wait, I thought we were just going to talk about a T-shirt?’ Her energy and passion shine through from the minute you meet her and it seems like there’s no such thing to her as ‘one small project’. She can’t help herself. She’s got ideas. Lots of them. And I loved everything about her.

Lindsay and I jumped right on board with each other and worked to start evolving the JPPilates brand. She sent me off envisioning the future of my business and thinking more clearly about who I am and where I want to be. For the past year my focus has been on my family and our new baby. While I’ve loved every moment of it I was ready to start paying some more attention to my first baby- JPPilates. I hadn’t felt this motivated in such a long time.

So without further ado, here it is. The start of a new look for JPPilates.

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And Lindsay even came up with the idea of creating a companion logo for my brand new class JPPilates Stroller Camp.

JPPilates Stroller CampWhat do you think? I love the modern, crisp feel. She captured everything I told her about JPPilates so effectively. I’m in love.

And I feel more confident than ever. Funny how a chance encounter led to a graphic that somehow has made me feel complete. Even though JPPilates has been pre-occupied with mommy-hood for the past six months, I actually now feel stronger than ever. Alive. And ready for all that is coming next. People enter into our lives at different times for so many reasons and I think Lindsay came at a time when I needed someone most, even though I probably didn’t even know it. She’s fueled this fierce fire inside and I’m ready to take things to the next level. I hope you are all along for the ride!

Follow Lindsay on Twitter and Facebook. Her work speaks for itself. If you own a company and need inspiration, re-branding and side of laughter and motivation contact her. She’s just one of those, ‘one of a kind’, women that everyone needs to know. Thank you Lindsay!

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think about the new logo! I love to hear your thoughts. Are you excited for the future of JPPilates in Boston? 

JPPilates Stroller Camp

After Baby Boomer was born I realized how difficult it is to be a stay at home Mom and make time for workouts. Having been cooped up all winter during his early months, I couldn’t wait for summer to get outside in the fresh air and just be active. I found myself doing a lot of walking with Baby Boomer in the stroller, which led to a lot time for thinking. Walking wasn’t enough exercise for me and I wanted more. Espically because working out at home never seemed to ‘work out.’ Baby Boomer would get antsy on the mat, or roll off it, or the dog would interrupt… it just wasn’t happening. But during our outside time he was calm and loving the fresh air, so I decided to take our workouts outdoors.

We started walking to different parks where I did things like walking lunges with the stroller and barre exercises. Sometimes Baby Boomer would want to join me so we’d sit on a blanket and do abdominal work together. I wasn’t sure if it was a fluke that I had a cooperating baby and an effective workout so we tried it again and again until I realized I was on to something. Why not create a class for Moms where they can get outside, workout and have their babies comfortably with them? And this is how JPPilates Stroller Camp was born!

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I had the idea. What next? Why a photo shoot of course! Luckily for me one of my best friends,  Abby Brack just so happens to be an incredible professional photographer and we had a blast doing a casual little shoot together. Now all I needed was the location. My heart was set on the Bunker Hill Monument. A central spot in my own neighborhood of Charlestown, MA – it’s gorgeous with both a walking path and grass set in the shade. It couldn’t be more perfect for a ‘mommy and me’ workout. But getting a permit wasn’t proving to be easy and I had all but given up until a chance meeting with Tim Khanoyan.

Tim is a former colleague of mine from Equinox where he was a personal trainer. He now runs his own very inspiring company called Dare U Fitness and holds bootcamps, seminars and private training. We met for coffee and realized we both have a lot in common. We strive for the same energetic excellence in our clients and even though we specialize in different training areas we believe in the same no nonsense, ‘hard work pays off’ type of workout philosophy. It seemed only natural that we form a partnership.

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JPPilates Stroller Camp is a unique, fun and results-driven workout done with your baby. Class begins with a warm-up stroll around the Monument to focus your mind and calm your baby. Then park your stroller as you utilize the handle bar as a “barre” for balance during challenging lower body sequences. For the final half of class roll out your mat on the grass where we will focus on re-building core strength through a series of targeted mat Pilates exercises.

Babies are welcome to stay in their strollers during the entire class or they can join Mom on the mat to play by her side. During certain moves, babies will even be used as props for Moms to hold and lift to enhance their workout and bond with their baby.

Class will run every Wednesday from 10:00 – 10:45 am, starting August 6th. Pre-Registration is required (register here) via Dare U Fitness and class space will be limited. $15 per class. Class is automatically cancelled in the case of rain.

For all additional class information and details, click here. 

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So, who’s excited? Will you be joining Baby Boomer and I? I’m so pumped!!! Once again a huge thank you to Tim and Dare U Fitness for teaming up with JPPilates. Make sure you guys check them out and try one of their bootcamps – they are amazing! 

More FREE Classes

As you guys know I’m a huge fan of being able to offer the community free group workouts as often as I can. And once again with the support of Equinox, I’m able to do so! We’re bringing you a FREE Summer Pilates Shape Up Series!!!

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We held our first free class last month, but don’t worry if you missed it. I’m teaching TWO more classes coming up on July 14th and August 4th. The best part is that class is open to everyone! You don’t have to be a member of the club to come participate. In fact this is the perfect opportunity to invite your friends or bring a co-worker to join you.

Upcoming Dates: Mondays, July 14 & August 4th

Time: 12:15- 1:00 PM

Location: Equinox – 225 Franklin Street

NO PRE-REGISTRATION 

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Live music will be provided by one of my Boston area favorites, DJ Kupah James.

Kupah James, #BabyBoomer and I at the last Equinox class

Kupah James, #BabyBoomer and I at the last Equinox class

And we’ll stay hydrated thanks to the incredible team over at Essentia Water! If you’ve never tried Essentia you’re in for a treat. This water is different than just normal H20. Essentia has a 9.5 pH with added electrolytes which makes for a silky smooth taste. I’m OBSESSED with it.

And if you STILL need convincing to attend, well I may be bringing this little sidekick with me and what’s better than a dose of cute baby on a Monday afternoon???

 

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For more information, join our Facebook Event Page and let us know if you plan to attend!

 

FREE #BikiniBellini Pilates Bootcamp

Picture this: It’s Saturday morning and the sun is shining. You head over to Faneuil Hall and up the stairs to the patio at Sterlings Boston. Music is pumping. You roll out your mat and stretch while spaces fill up around you. Class starts and you sweat, smile and move your way through a 45 minute Pilates Bootcamp style workout. Triumphantly you finish taking in a cleansing savanasa under the blue skies, sipping in the fresh air. After class, you and your friends walk just a few steps over to enjoy a delicious outdoor brunch. You treat yourself to a cocktail. The best part? You’re still in your workout clothes with that after workout buzz. Ahhh, isn’t life good?

Sound too good to be true? Well it’s not because it’s happening THIS SATURDAY and (every Saturday morning) with me!!!

Introducing Bikinis and Bellinis Pilates Bootcamp Series brought to you by Sterlings Boston with JPPilates as your teacher!!!

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It’s pretty simple. The workout is free and open to everyone. Just bring your own mat and I’d suggest wearing sneakers. I’ll be hooked up to a microphone so you can hear me and of course we’ll have music pumping. Class starts at 9:30am (I suggest getting there by 9:15am) and runs until 10:15am.

After class, Sterlings Boston will be open for brunch. There’s outdoor patio seating just steps away from where we will be working out and an outdoor bar too. (Brunch is not free.) They have a great menu! I got a sneak peek and it includes: seasonal veggie quiche ($8), yogurt parfait ($8), breakfast sliders ($8), omelettes ($12) and more!

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These are the stairs from the Faneuil Hall side. Just walk right up them and it leads to the patio where we will be working out.

The location is easy. Head to Faneuil Hall. Look for Abercrombie & Fitch and head up the stairs to the right of the store. Or you can look for Hillstones Restaurant and the patio is directly above that. The actual location is 60 State Street, but I think it’s easier to locate from the Faneuil Hall side.

In the case of bad weather, check my Facebook page on Saturday mornings and I will post any updates on there.

This series will run EVERY SATURDAY in May and June, every other Saturday in July & August and back to every Saturday in September. How awesome is that?

The hashtag is #bikinibellini. Start using it and tweet with me!

For more background information check out the press we’ve gotten so far:

Boston Magazine: Summer Fitness Happening in Unusual Places (April 23, 2014)

Bostinno: A Six Pack of Questions with Pilates Instructor Jennifer Phelan (May 1, 2014)

Leave a comment if you have any questions at all. I’ll always post updates and new info on my Facebook page

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This is exactly where class will be. The open space is where we will workout. You can see Sterlings set up is just steps away where brunch is.

#7DaysofSalad Featured on Instagram

Last weekend we were in New York visiting my family for the Easter weekend. When we returned back to Boston I knew it was time to really kick some things into high gear. My teaching schedule is starting to pick back up again, my calendar is getting busier and every day Baby Boomer is getting bigger and bigger. I’ve officially moved out of the “Fourth Trimester” and I’m more committed than ever to continue losing the extra baby weight and getting my body ‘back.’ (I’ve got a few posts I’m working on dedicated to this subject entirely coming soon.)

What you eat is a HUGE part of any weight loss journey and as many of you know I’m very fortunate to have a husband who is an incredible and healthy man who loves to cook. We call him #ChefBoomer. (Fact: He’s actually not a professional Chef. Although he could be.) Every day he asks me what I want for dinner. No matter how busy or tired he is, he actually enjoys preparing fresh home cooked meals for us to enjoy. I find this incredible.

In the past when I would be preparing for a big photo shoot and wanted to look my slimmest and healthiest he would play a major role in helping me prepare by cooking me delicious, fresh and SUPER HEALTHY dinners. Now that I’m facing my biggest physical transformation yet, he is again helping me. And this is where the idea of #7DaysofSalad was born.

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Chef Boomer loves to watch The Food Network and all of their challenge shows. He’s always whipping creative things up in the kitchen and we sometimes make up our own challenges for him to play around with. After our little trip I told him that I wanted to really crack down on what I was eating. I said that for at least a week I needed to re-energize my diet and get as many fresh greens as possible on my plate. I knew after 7 days of sticking to a strict plan I would be back on the right track. So I wanted to just have salads for dinner. If I didn’t have Chef Boomer in my life I’d be stuck with boring, run of the mill salads but lucky for me he took this challenge and decided to come up with seven totally different, refreshing and healthy salads for me to dine on. And that’s when I thought of YOU GUYS!

I tend to normally post photos of my meals on my Instagram account. Everyone always asks for the recipes. I rarely respond because, well… clearly I don’t do the cooking and I have no idea half the time how the meals are being prepared. (Don’t you dare go thinking I’m just lounging around being waited on, even though that’s what it sounds like. I’m usually out late teaching you all in class or tending to the baby. I swear!) So we decided to post the recipes of our salad dinners for the next seven days. Not only does it hold us accountable for sticking to our challenge but I get to share some healthy dinner options with all of you.

7daysofsalad3We’ve had a blast coming up with ideas and shopping for our salad ingredients at Whole Foods together. So far we have 4 salads posted.

Curious about the salads and the recipes? You’ll have to head over to Instagram to check them all out! I’m JPPilates1. Make sure to leave a comment to let us know if you try to make any of Chef Boomer’s creations.

So what do you think about our challenge idea? Would you be interested in following us along for another healthy eating challenge? Any ideas on what we should do next? I was thinking about a juice challenge but I’m open to your suggestions.

Happy eating and see you on Instagram!

Updated Teaching Schedule for 4/24 & 4/26

After spending some time organizing my calendar this morning I realized I have quite the busy next few days in store for you. I’m subbing some classes and I have my last Pilates Barre Intensive at North End Yoga scheduled for Saturday.

Check out my teaching schedule below and I hope to see you on the mat (or at the barre) once or twice! xo, JP

Thursday, April 24:
10:00 – 10:45am | Babies & Barre Class at Charlestown Yoga
Sign up: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=354

7:15 – 8:15pm | Pilates Fusion at North End Yoga
Sign up: http://www.northendyoga.com/schedule.html

Saturday, April 26:
10:15 – 11:15am | Subbing Pilates HD at Equinox Dartmouth
*EQ Members Only

12:15 – 1:00pm | Subbing Pilates at Charlestown Yoga
Sign up: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=354

2:00 – 4:00pm | PILATES BARRE INTENSIVE workshop at North End Yoga
*Only a few spots left, sign up:http://www.northendyoga.com/events.html

Conquering My Fears One Class At A Time

Some of you may have seen that I publicly announced this week on my Facebook page that I was making it my goal to blog at least one time per week. Since I want to hold myself accountable I decided to put showering and packing for my New York trip that’s tomorrow on hold to sit down and do this. So here I go…

It’s the perfect time to blog because today was a super successful day for the ‘stay at home mom side‘ of JPPilates! Grayson and I CO- TAUGHT our first official class together. And neither of us shed a tear, which these days is a major feat in itself.

Since moving to Charlestown I’ve gotten to know Kristin Quinn the owner of Charlestown Yoga. (I actually knew her first from reading her hilarious blog.) I met Kristin in person when I sat next to her at my first ever exercise class that I took with Grayson when he was 6 weeks old. Since then we’ve been in touch a bit about me subbing classes and teaching a workshop at her studio, but earlier this week she caught me off guard when she asked if I would be interested in subbing the Babies and Barre class – the same one I first took so many weeks ago.

My first reaction when reading her email was HELL NO. Even though Kristin told me I could bring Grayson with me I thought there was no freaking way I would be able to teach a room of Moms, babies AND worry about my own son too. I’m not that pulled together yet. Or am I? On second thought I decided to tell her yes. What was the worst that could happen… Actually we don’t want to go there, so I just decided to put my big girl pants on, step up to the plate and give this challenge a try.

So for those of you without babies at home, let me share that I was worried about more than just ‘what if Grayson cries, pukes, poops or pees all over me while I’m standing in front of a room of people.” I now had to figure out the following (and yes I actually made a list of things I was worried about organizing).

1. What time do I need to dress, change and feed Grayson before we leave the house so that as the teacher I can actually be on time?
2. How will I figure out showering and getting myself to look presentable all before 9:45 am. It’s not easy I swear.
3. How do I get actually Grayson to the studio which is 3 blocks away? Do I push him in the stroller, then put him in the ergo carrier to teach class? Or do I wear him in the ergo to walk over, then when we get there take him out of the ergo to take off his sweatshirt, then put him back in the Ergo to wear him during class. You see, I can’t keep the sweatshirt on while I teach because he will over heat, which may mean he’ll start to scream and then I will have to deal with a sweaty, screaming baby which will make me start to sweat and want to scream…

OK you get it? I’ll stop there. 

Anyways I figured out all of the above and was ready to conquer the world. I mean I was ready to teach a 45 minute class just down the road. Somehow I managed to get myself and Grayson dressed and ready to leave on time. We were just about to depart when this happened.

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Shit. Is it too late to back out?

I guess the G Man didn’t appreciate his “I Love Pilates” outfit. Well I was just trying to be cute and clever. Noted. I won’t do that again.

Despite this minor setback we made it to the studio on time. I decided to wear Grayson in the Ergo Baby Carrier the whole time I was teaching in hopes that he would fall into a trance of fetal recognition once he heard the Rhianna tunes and my finger snapping. And it worked! Once he heard my teacher voice turn on he stopped squirming and went along for the ride… And oh what a ride it was.

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To say there is a lot going on is an understatement. If I wasn’t a new mom myself I wouldn’t have gotten it. But now I do. It all works. Just like everything else in this new world of parenthood, you just do what you gotta do, when you gotta do it. The teacher in me wondered if anyone in the room was even paying attention to the instructions I was giving. The mom in me wondered why I cared and said shut up, they are doing amazing!

And you know what, we all did great! The beauty of a class like this isn’t always about the workout. It’s about the fact that you made it out of the house (not in pjs) and attempted to do something so good for your body. Anything else (planks, push-ups, c-curve) is just an added bonus.

The good part is that I got to help these new moms who are just like me and it felt amazing! Grayson ended up falling asleep about five minutes into the class and slept the entire time and even for a full hour afterwards. I got meet new Mom friends and see old ones too.

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And for the best news… I’m going to be permanently subbing this class on a weekly basis (with Grayson) until the regular teacher returns! I know it will be a challenge for me, but I’m so excited to take this on and grow as a teacher and a new mommy.

Sometimes it’s the things that scare us and stress us out that are the most rewarding. It may seem small and trivial, but for me today was a monumental day in my new world. Yay!

So do you guys think I’m crazy? Have you ever faced challenges that may seem small but still leave you feeling fulfilled and like a superhero? Please share! 

You can find Grayson and I co-teaching Babies and Barre (BYOB – Bring Your Own Baby to class) at Charlestown Yoga on Thursdays 10:00-10:45am until the end of May when the regular teacher returns at which time I will convert back to a regular student in class again.

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Where To Workout with JPPilates This Spring & Summer

I’m so excited to say the time is finally here! As my maternity leave starts to wind down I’m feeling excited to slowly get back to teaching around Boston. I’ve been working hard to create a new schedule for you guys so below is a run down of what I’ve got planned. This is everything I have available for the next few months. We’ll see how it goes (and how Baby Boomer does with it too) and add on as we go along. Oh and I’ve had a lot of time at home, lots of time to think and think and plan great new things for you!

Let me know if you have any questions and I can’t wait to see you on the mat soon!

Thursdays at North End Yoga
Starting April 3rd
Pilates Fusion at 7:15pm
Reserve your spot online
Drop-ins are $15

Workshops at North End Yoga
View all workshop details
MUST SIGN UP ONLINE TO SECURE A SPOT. SPACES WILL SELL OUT.
Pilates Barre Intensives (April, 2hrs, $35)
Spring Clean Your Pilates Mat Practice (April 13, 1.5hrs, $25)
JPPilates Total Body Bootcamp (June 1, 1.5hrs, $25)

Mondays at Equinox
Starting May 5th
Pilates Mat Fusion at 6:45pm (time may change to 10 minutes earlier)
Class is open to Equinox Members Only

Spring Bootcamp REFORMER Series at Equinox
Join me for 6 weeks in the private Pilates Studio to lengthen, stretch and tone your entire body into shape for the spring! This bootcamp will not be easy! Plan to work hard and break a sweat. Enrollment open to Equinox members only.
Very limited space available. Email jennifermphelan@gmail.com asap if interested. 

Session 1 Dates: Saturday May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st and June 7th & 14th
Time: 8:00 – 8:55 AM
Cost: $360
Group limited to 6 people max

Session 2 Dates: Saturday May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st and June 7th & 14th
Time: 10:45 – 11:40 AM
Cost: $360
Group limited to 6 people max

In-Home Privates or Duets in Charlestown, MA
Starting April 1st
Available weekdays 5:30 - 8:00 AM  or after 5:30 PM
Please email jennifermphelan@gmail.com for package rates and scheduling.

JP

And last but  certainly not least….VERY VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!| 

Starting in May I will be offering a FREE WEEKLY special event:

BIKINIS & BELLINIS - PILATES BOOTCAMP

I will share more details soon but based on the title I think you may get the idea. Get pumped. This is going to be the fitness fun event of the summer.