Glowing Oasis Pilates, LLC

Glowing Oasis Pilates, LLC

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New to Town - Looking for Local Gym Town Hall is now preparing Welcome Kits for new families that are moving into our community. These new families are looking for a new EVERYTHING! Town Hall contacts these new families each week as soon as they move into their new home. These new families will find new places to eat, work out, wash their car......they need a new Hair Salon, Spa, Auto Repair Shop, Optometrist, Dry Cleaner, Pet Groomer, Day Care Facility, Florist, Nail Salon, Pharmacy......you get the idea. They are actively seeking new local businesses and creating new purchasing patterns. They will become someone's next new local, loyal customer. Town Hall will direct them to you before your competition even knows they are here. Since our Welcome Kits are exclusive, and we can only accommodate one business per category, I would ask you to kindly let me know if you are interested in being featured in our local Welcome Kits. I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail. Please reply to this email with your availability or call me at your earliest convenience. For a faster response, or if you prefer, feel free to text me on my cell which is listed in my signature. Thanks. Karla Cain (540) 664-5514

Glowing Oasis Pilates is a boutique studio specializing in pregnancy and postpartum. Small mat classes and private reformer sessions ensure personalized attention and quality Pilates instruction.

Glowing Oasis Pilates, LLC is a boutique, home based studio offering Pilates Mat & Reformer classes in Aldie, Virginia. Specializing in Pre & Post Natal Pilates. Classes are 55 minutes in length: -Private Sessions (Mat & Reformer) -Group Mat Classes -Duet & Trio Sessions -Prenatal Private & Group Classes -Postnatal Private & Group Classes Group Class Schedule: Mondays 6:30pm Wednesdays 5:00pm Pre & Post Natal Group Classes coming 2018! Sessions are by appointment only. Pricing and studio policies listed on the website.

Monday was the first class back and, boy, did it feel good! Good to see faces not through a screen. Good to be in the fresh air. Good to laugh as we played around with exercises on a bumpy surface. Good to hit the pause button and focus on our well being, physically and mentally.
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Class is every Monday at 6:30pm, weather permitting. Join us, you’ll LOVE it! ☀️
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#pilates #pilatesmat #outdoorfitness #outdoorworkout #loudouncounty #aldieva #selfcare

4 Exercises to Kick off the Week
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⭐️Hip Lifts
⭐️Tendon Stretch on the mat
⭐️Abdominal Knee Taps
⭐️Tricep dips
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6x each - do the series 2-3 times!
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#pilates #pilatesmat #homeworkout #fitness #workout #coreworkout #7monthspostpartum #sweatandmilk #stayhealthy #selfcare #movementismedicine

Exciting Announcement !
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Beginning next Monday, June 1st, the 6:30pm Group Mat Class will resume OUTSIDE ☀️
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$20 drop in or $110 for a package of 6 classes. It will continue weekly, weather permitting. I am SO excited to see your lovely faces again - from 6 feet apart 😘
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#pilates #loudouncounty #fitness #outdoorfitness #outside #freshair #virginia #moveyourbody #selfcare

🇺🇸Memorial Day Promo 🇺🇸
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Spend $125+ and pick out your full sized FREE gift!!
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☀️ Countersun After Sun Cooling Gel (not pictured)
☀️ Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream
☀️ Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer
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Tomorrow is the last day - while supplies last 👏🏼
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Lower Body - NO equipment
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Happy Friday, everyone 🤗 Take some time for yourself today and do this series:
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2️⃣0️⃣taps forward & back
🔟double leg banana lifts
2️⃣0️⃣swishes
🔟bicycles
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You all requested a workout with kids so here you have it! Enjoy us being silly while we move 🤪🙃
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Full video is in my Workouts & Wellness Facebook group. Link in bio!

Chick-fil-A Core Exercises
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If you know my family and me, you know we are big Chick-fil-A fans. Like, major red member status.😬
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It only seemed appropriate to film some exercises with that white and red cup that brings me so much happiness 🤣😁 Enjoy!

What are some things you can do during pregnancy that could help prevent diastasis recti postpartum?
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1️⃣ If a movement feels weird or hurts, DO NOT DO IT. Any feeling of stretching across the abdomen, pelvic floor pain, back pain, you name it.
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A client that came to me postpartum with a 4 finger diastasis told me she had felt painful stretching in her abdomen while she exercised during pregnancy. She thought it was a good thing so she would push it FURTHER. Yikes! (She finished our sessions with a totally normal 1.5 finger separation, btw 👏🏻)
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2️⃣ Pay attention to how you are moving everyday. How are you picking up your toddler? How are you carrying laundry? How is your posture when walking? Are you supported with your core or are you sinking into your low back?
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3️⃣ Allow your body to open and release, especially towards the end of pregnancy. Overly tight abdominals and pelvic floor aren’t helpful when your body is trying to soften and release.
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📷: me performing a pelvic floor myofascial release at the beginning of my 3rd trimester
#pregnancy #thirdtrimester #myofascialrelease #diastasisrecti #pregnancyworkout #pregnancyfitness #healthypregnancy #diastasisrectirecovery #fascia

3 Leg & Core Exercises - no equipment
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8️⃣ Kicks
8️⃣ Large Circles EACH DIRECTION (16 total)
🔟 Leg lifts in a bent knee elbow plank
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Your core is actively engaged in all three! Don’t cheat yourself in the first 2 😜 It should be holding you solid throughout.
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These are beneficial both during pregnancy and postpartum as long as there is no “coning” of the belly in the elbow plank (you can modify & keep hips down) or SPD (change the kicks into SMALL toe taps or forgo altogether)
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#homeworkout #postpartumfitness #postpartumworkout #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyworkout #6monthspostpartum #prenatalworkout #prenatalpilates #postnatalfitness #postnatalpilates

Happy Mother’s Day! 💕
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I hope you get spoiled today. I’m going to Target. BY MYSELF. 👏🏻😆
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#mothersday #momlife #postpartum #6monthspostpartum #happymothersday

How to Lie Down and Get Up Safely During Pregnancy 🤰🏼 #repost
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As a pregnant belly gets bigger, curling to sit up is near impossible, but it isn’t only more challenging, its not a good idea. .
Here’s why:
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🌸 Crunching/Flexion is a movement that should be avoided during pregnancy as the uterus puts too much pressure on the abdominal wall, causing the linea alba to stretch. (It’s not great for the pelvic floor either)
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🌸 Ab separation is normal during pregnancy. The linea alba needs to stretch to accommodate the growing baby inside. However, repetitively doing that “crunching” motion will weaken the connective tissue and can make the separation worse, leading to Diastasis Recti.
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🌸 What to do? Instead of crunching to sit up or rolling back all the way to the floor to get down, use your arms lower yourself down on your side. Then press your arms against the floor to sit back up.
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🌸 Tip: at the doctor/midwife appointments, when lying back on the table take note as to how you are getting there. Is your belly round or cone shaped? And when they offer their hand to help you sit back up, take it! 🤝
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***This goes for postpartum too!!
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#pregnancy #pregnancyfitness #pregnant #pregnancyworkout #prenatalworkout #prenatalfitness #prenatalpilates

3 Core Exercises for #workoutwednesday !
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❗️NOT recommended for pregnant or freshly postpartum mamas

“The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” - Joe Pilates
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Happy Pilates Day, everyone!
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#pilates #pilatesday2020 #pilatesmat #pilatesmatwork #controlbalance

Outer & Inner Thighs
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💠Inner thigh lifts
💠Passé lifts
💠Forward taps (bottom knee bent)
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Keep your shoulders and hips stacked with these! Pregnant & postpartum friendly 👌🏻
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#homeworkout #postpartumfitness #pregnancyworkouts #pregnancyfitness #stayhome #quarantine #postpartumworkout #6monthspostpartum #noequipmentworkout

Postpartum Core Rehab 💪🏼
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💜Marches
💜Toe Taps
💜Roll Backs
💜Knee Lifts
💜Supine Arm/Leg Reach
💜Bridging
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8x each - repeat the series one time. Try to do it at least 3x a week!
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With each of these it is VERY important to engage the deep abdominal muscles. Details on how to do this in the “Core” video on my site. These should be HARD and will make you STRONG!
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#postpartum #postpartumfitness #postpartumworkout #postpartumexercise #homeworkout #5monthspostpartum #core #corestrength #pilates #postpartumpilates

Thinking back to the beginning of 2020 when I laid out my plans for this year. I made the difficult decision to not teach private sessions so I would have the weekdays to do activities and outings with my boys. Zoo, parks, mall, Target runs, classes - whatever we wanted. Justin starts preschool in the fall and while I’m sort of excited to *only* have 1 kid for half a day, I’m aware that there are only a few months I will have both of them at home. To be honest, I feel a little cheated of this time. We are together, thank goodness, but not able to go on adventures like I had pictured.
I am extremely thankful to be able to spend quarantine in a home with these amazing boys and for our health, but it is still tough. We are taking it day by day and hope you are too 💕
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#quarantine #quarantinelife #loudouncounty #virginia #stayhome #stayathomemom #momlife #momboss #stayhealthy #pilatesstudio

Grab 2️⃣ small hand weights (or soup cans) and try these 4 exercises!
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Perform each exercise 6️⃣ times (for the 2 on the left that is 6x each side)

Repeat the entire sequence 2-3x 🌀

C O U N T E R M A T C H
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4️⃣Adaptive Moisture Lotion
5️⃣Recovery Sleeping Cream
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New customers get 20% off their first order with email sign up 🤩 Link in bio. DM me for suggestions, I’m here to help!
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After many requests of workouts to do WITH your child, I attempted to film a video with my 2.5 year old. He would rather be my DJ so it’s just me being a nut 🤪 But I’m excited to share it with everyone in my Facebook group tomorrow!
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Link in bio to join in the fun 🙃
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#homeworkout #theatremajor #pilateswithkids #pilatesforkids #pilates #momlife #quarantinelife #stayhome #5monthspostpartum #imadork #targetismyhappyplace #imisstarget #myfabletics

Grab 2 hand weights (or soup cans!) and squeeze in some arm work at home
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The large video is slightly sped up 🙃
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#pregnancyfitness #prenatalworkout #homeworkout #postpartumfitness #postpartumworkout #handweights #postnatalfitness #postnatalworkout #5monthspostpartum #staythepath

Happy Easter from our porch to yours 😄😙
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This is also the first time I’ve worn jeans in a month 🤣

Large Exercise Ball Series 💙
-opposite arm/leg reach
-bent knee pikes
-toe taps
-hamstring curls in bridge
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6 of each exercise. Repeat the series 3x!

#Repost from April 2019
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This workout covers: Cardio, Booty, Legs, Core, Arms and Balance. Packs a punch in a few minutes!

ALL videos on my website are now $5
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💕There are 7 prenatal workout videos and 1 NEW Mommy & Me postpartum video
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These videos:
🔆Require limited to no equipment
🔆Can be done at home, whenever you want
🔆15-20 minutes long (great for working out with kids at home!)
🔆Download once and it’s yours forever; watch on your phone, computer or tablet
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No code needed! Link in bio 💻

I shared this full stretch video in my Facebook Group last week and Justin was just too funny - I had to share a clip with everyone 🤣
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#thisistwo #momlife #pilatesmom #homeworkout #stretch #5monthspostpartum #2yearsold #pilates #stayhome

March MATness Day 31: Push Up
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WE MADE IT! 🎉 Today is the final exercise and LAST DAY to get your entries in inside my Facebook group

🏆 I will announce 4 winners by the end of the week

LOCALS! I’m putting in an order today. Grab what you need for 10% off (including sets). Shipping is on me 🎉
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How are you doing on:
💠body wash
💠kids/baby products
💠skin care
💠makeup
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⏰ DM what you want by 5pm tonight
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🏡 Porch pickup in Leesburg near Aldie/Brambleton/Willowsford

March MATness Day 30: Control Balance
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Find the breakdown of this exercise in my Workouts & Wellness Facebook Group ☀️Link in bio

March MATness Day 28: Seal
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Find the breakdown of this exercise in my Workouts & Wellness Facebook Group ☀️Link in bio

March MATness Day 27: Boomerang
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Find the breakdown of this exercise in my Workouts & Wellness Facebook Group ☀️Link in bio

March MATness Day 25: Kneeling Side Kick
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Find the breakdown of this exercise in my Workouts & Wellness Facebook Group ☀️Link in bio

March MATness Day 24: Leg Pull
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Find the breakdown of this exercise in my Workouts & Wellness Facebook Group ☀️Link in bio

Got that quarantine hustle 🙌🏻
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Mommy & Me Video coming in HOT! 🔥

March MATness Day 22: Hip Twist
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Find the breakdown of this exercise in my Workouts & Wellness Facebook Group ☀️Link in bio

March MATness Day 21: Teaser
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Find the breakdown of this exercise in my Workouts & Wellness Facebook Group ☀️Link in bio

The Story

The name “Glowing Oasis Pilates” has two meanings: I have been referred to as a “glowing ray of sunshine” by a few people, and I want to share with others the “oasis” from everyday life that I experience when I do Pilates.

This venture started in 2010 as a traveling studio with hopes to one day open up a home based space. I’d pack up my mat and props and drive to clients’ homes to teach sessions. I really enjoyed meeting the many individuals I worked with but the drive time was not ideal. I was searching for a space to hold classes. I was very fortunate to have found a physical therapy practice that leased a room to me. I purchased a reformer and moved all classes there in 2014. I also started continuing my education with pre & post natal Pilates and found that my passion for teaching really lied with mothers.

I absolutely loved the new space and classes were filling up quickly. Be careful what you wish for...my schedule was so full that I was exhausted and found myself not enjoying teaching anymore. My fiancé at the time suggested I use an empty bedroom upstairs to teach out of while we renovated our basement into a studio, so I did just that. (To keep this timeline in order, I will add that we got married July 2016).

When the renovation was finally complete, I started teaching out of this beautiful space in July 2017. Shortly afterward, I gave birth to my son in October 2017. My own pregnancy and postpartum journey has given me such a greater understanding of the benefits of Pilates for mothers and how little information there is out there. I’ve shifted my focus to be a studio for mothers (of all ages). An “oasis” to provide safe and effective exercises for a healthy pregnancy and postpartum journey.

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44927 George Washington Blvd, Suite 210
Aldie, VA
20105

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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