Pilates Strong – Take 1

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That’s a wrap!!!  I just completed my first full length video shoot!!! The title is Pilates Strong, there is a beginning and advanced version.  I had a great team of people that I could not have done it without them.  I know that having a good team and surrounding yourself with positive people is important, and the way everything came together the day of the shoot was proof how important having a good team is!  I feel so blessed!

Pilates Strong is a name I came up with, very similar to the popular “Boston Strong” and several other catch phrases that have been popping up.  To me Pilates Strong means being strong from the inside out.  In Pilates we focus on your core, or center, and other deep muscles to support your skeletal structure, which is one side to being Pilates Strong.  Other side is the mental/ spiritual side. In Pilates every move is done by engaging the mind to focus on the muscles you are working in a particular exercise.  Then there is breathing, which is an essential link between the mind and the body.  Put that all together you have Pilates Strong.

So the day began at 6:30am with hair and makeup at Flawless Faces in Costa Mesa.  Carina did an amazing job and was super fast.  She made everything so easy and she was very professional.  I love her salon!!

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Then I was off to the shoot.  I had two my friends in the video with me, Melanie and Jenny.  Both beautiful and talented! We all were wearing beautiful Delano Wear!  The clothes were amazing and added so much to the video!  Check them out at www.delanowear.com.

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I also had the amazing and talented Cassie there to style the shoot, help me with my lines, and assist with all the details of the workout!  I was nervous and it was great to have someone there that has done this before and knows the industry.  She is seriously the best!!

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After everything was set up, it was ACTION time! And of course I had to play with the clapper!

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The hardest part was my part speaking in the beginning!  I was nervous!  But after a few takes….I got it!!!  Then it was on to the workout!  And I was in my element, I just taught as if I was teaching a normal class!  We had a good time and we were tired at the end!  We ran through the routine several times, everyone had to get their close ups with different camera angles.

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Then we were done with the beginning video!  My workout models left because the advance video only had me in it.  The advance video is a tough workout and by the end I was tired!  But I still had to shoot my top 6 nutrition tips for the video!  For this we went outside over looking the bay in Newport.  It was a beautiful clear day.  There was a few retakes of people walking by and random loud noises…but we did it!!

I can’t wait to see the final product and share it with all of you!!  This shows my love of Pilates and I hope you love it as much as I do!!

And don’t worry…. there will be more videos in the future!!

“Don’t Sacrifice Style for Functionality”




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I wanted to share my experience I had the other day…..  I was introduced to a clothing company from a good friend of mine.  I am looking for something fabulous for an upcoming video shoot for a Pilates DVD I am making (more details to come!!!).  They told me about this company based in Newport Beach and raved about the quality and style.  So I went to check out their collection on this past Monday and I fell in love!!!!  The company is Delanowear.

Here is more about Delanowear found on their website www.Delanowear.com:

 

 

Sparked by their love of dance, Tamara and Britt, a mother and daughter duo, created this high-end active wear line to be multifunctional and stylish for every-day comfort. “Sacrificing style for functionality is not part of our philosophy,” says Tamara. Wanting to fulfill a void in luxury women’s active wear, this duo created Delanowear to satisfy those women who crave fashion forward designs in everything they wear.

Based in Newport Beach, California, the Delanowear collection delivers versatility while focusing on comfort, high quality, and everyday functionality. The collection is hand-crafted in the USA and constructed of some of the most durable sportswear fabrics such as Supplex®.  We have a custom blend cashmere that has the stretch of our Supplex® but the feel of your favorite sweater. This lightweight, indestructible, and fade-resistant fabric feels like cotton, but has the sustainability of nylon. This wrinkle-free and quick drying fabric can be worn throughout your day. All garments are crafted and embellished with fabrics from Brazil, zippers from Switzerland, and only the finest trims available.

 

 

Check them out at www.Delanowear.com you will not be disappointed!!!  And stay tuned for more on my upcoming workout video wearing the Delanowear collection!

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