Love our Planet on Earth Day

Pasadena Earth Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Armory Center for the Arts

For more information call: 626-229-9570

Or click here:

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Celebrate Earth Day with an festival at two adjacent locations -- Pasadena Memorial Park for outdoor activities and, across the street, the Armory Center for the Arts for indoor activities. 

The festival features information booths about local grassroots environmental efforts and hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and interactive activities to learn about sustainable practices that include storm water harvesting, water-wise gardening, bike repair, healthy recipe demonstrations, clean energy options, and electric vehicles. 

Visitors can join in zumba dancing and drum circle beats while also listening to live music. 

Food trucks on hand too!

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Exciting New Mat Class Coming to Pilates of Pasadena

Sunday, May 6, 2018

9am - 11pm

Mat Group Class 

Presented by visiting BASI Sr. Faculty Member, Meredith Rogers

(75 minute class with a Q & A) - $40

We hope you will take advantage of this top-notch Pilates line up and join us!

To register for this Mat class: 

Email info@pilatesofpasadena.com or jeanne@basifit.com

or call Jeanne King at (818) 434.9180

Please note:  The 11:30am - 4:30pm $110. Private session segments, are SOLD OUT.

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Sculpt, Tone and Balance Class

Join Dorothy Waterman

for a

Group Sculpt, Tone and Balance class with Props

Sunday morning ~ April 7 at 9:30am

Text 626-818-0241 or Email to reserve a spot.

Sculpt, Tone and Balance Class: $20

Dorthy Waterman, Instructor

Dorothy Waterman has been a health and fitness professional since 1991.  A lifelong athlete and dancer, she finds herself most comfortable engaging in many forms of healthy activities including dance, weight lifting, biking, swimming, running and group exercise.

Dorothy has certifications in personal fitness training, Zumba, group exercise, senior fitness, Pilates, restorative yoga, and laughter yoga.  She trains individuals ranging in age from 40 to 95 in healthy body movement and leads group exercise classes from Zumba to Pilates to water aerobics.

 In her pursuit of personal growth and healing, Dorothy has discovered that the healing power of laughter can be nearly as effective a mood elevator as a 5k run. Plus it’s a lot easier on the joints. 

Celebrating Spring Holiday Traditions

Season to celebrate Easter and Passover.

Both of these holidays bring an emphasis of nature, hope and history.

The renewal of nature that comes with spring amplifies the promise of redemption intertwined in the historical events being commemorated.

Passover commemorates events leading to the liberation of the children of Israel and is celebrated for seven to eight days. 

Easter, a festival in the Christian calendar, celebrates the events leading to and the resurrection of Jesus and is celebrated over a week which is known as the 'Holy Week.'

We can always admire the varying Easter and Passover traditions that are held around the world and here in our community. 

Whether you remember having ham or lamb, or as a kid you hunted eggs, had a chocolate bunny, or smashed dishes to indicate a fresh start during Passover, traditions are meaningful for how uniting and celebratory they are every spring. 

Join us in celebrating the tradition of sharing meals with family & friends.

Enjoy  one of our favorite traditional recipes.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Olive Oil

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  • 1 1/2 Lbs. medium asparagus, peeled

  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt & fresh ground Pepper

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest

Preheat oven to 450.

In a baking dish lined with parchment paper, drizzle the asparagus with half of the olive oil and season with salt & pepper.

Roast for about 15-20 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. When done, drizzle the asparagus with the remaining olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Serve hot.

Enjoy!

P/oP St. Patricks Day Recipe & Mat Class reminder

Reminder: 

St. Patrick’s Mat Class:   Get your green tights  (optional) and join Satoko for an early morning mat class.  Saturday, March 17 @ 8:00 am

After your workout, enjoy making our P/oP Irish Soda Bread at home!

The thought of making homemade bread may send you running scared, but baking Irish soda bread is one of the quickest and easiest bread recipes you can make because it is a “quick bread.” This quick bread gets its rise from baking soda instead of using yeast as in other bread recipes. You can also enjoy it anytime not just during St. Patrick’s Day holiday. To make Irish Soda Bread you’ll need the following…

 IRISH SODA BREAD

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg, preferably Large
  • 4 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (plus a bit more for your hands and work surface) 
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 and 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed (don’t skimp on the butter)
  • 1 cup raisins, golden and/or regular (instead of raisins, try 1 cup of nuts or dried cranberries/dried blueberries/currants.)

1.     Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a 8-10 inch cast iron skillet or cake pan with butter or nonstick spray.

2.     Whisk the buttermilk and egg together in a small bowl. Set aside.

3.     Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

4.     Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, two forks/knives, or your fingers.

Work the dough until into coarse crumbs, then fold in the raisins with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.

5.     Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Gently fold the dough together until dough is too stiff to stir. With floured hands, work the dough into a ball. Turn the dough ball out onto a floured work surface and knead the dough for about 30 seconds or until all the flour is moistened. Dough should be slightly sticky, but if it is too sticky add a little more flour as needed. Best to not over knead.

6.     Transfer the dough to the prepared skillet/pan. Using a lightly buttered serrated knife, score an + on the top of loaf.

7.     Bake until the bread is golden brown and center appears cooked through, about 45 minutes. Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil halfway through baking if there is heavy browning on top.

8.     Remove skillet/pan from the oven and allow bread to cool for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

International Women's Day

P/oP would like to recognize the very talented women who support our studio including our wonderful ALL gal staff.  I'm certain that we cover an International variety  in our studio .

" Because you are women ...Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom."

- Amitabh Bachchan

Fundraiser MAT CLASS THIS SUNDAY!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has helped P/oP grow and voted to make the Pasadena Weekly's annual "Best of" list as the "Best Pilates Studio in Pasadena" for two years in a row! We are all excited about the year ahead.

We are kicking off this year with a fundraiser Mat class.

Join us in a Mat Class led by Jeanne King to raise funds for the I Hart Flying Foundation.  

The mission of this foundation is to assist young women in achieving their aviation goals by awarding flight training scholarships. They believe that by helping young women receive their pilot's license it will be a positive step toward increasing the number of women aviators. 100% of donor contributions go to the scholarship program.

To learn more about this foundation, please go to www.ihartflying.org.

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018
     
  • 1pm Mat class followed by a small reception
     
  • $50 tax deductible donation

To register, please respond to this email or go to www.ihartflying.org , make your $50 donation, and bring your receipt with you to the class.

  • Please join us in a fun workout for a worthy cause

Again, thanks to everyone who continues to support us and keep referring your friends and family.

All of the best to you in 2018.

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Happy 2nd Anniversary P/oP!

Happy 2nd anniversary to our P/oP Family.

It has been another great year with so much to celebrate and be grateful.

We had to say farewell to Allison and Arden who both sadly moved away.

Goodbye and RIP to Fred whose spirit lives on in the studio, along will his Maxim magazines.

We welcome Frankie London Barnes, our youngest addition to the P/oP family. Hurry back Brittney.

We are pleased to have Pilates instructor Toni Maddocks join our group. Certified in the Balanced Body tradition, Toni brings this additional style to P/oP making P/oP the only studio offering a variety of Pilates methods.

P/oP (finally) welcomes massage therapist Nicole Barnes. I recently referred Nicole to a dear friend who was looking for a good therapist. After a few sessions with Nicole my friend sent me the following email:

"Just wanted to tell you that Nicole is STELLAR!  She really knows what she is doing.  Is professional and very knowledgeable about one’s anatomy and stroooong!  Just had my 5th massage and am really feeling the benefits. xoxoC "

And, thank you all for your votes for Pasadena Weekly’s annual “Best of” issue. We did it again! We won “BEST PILATES STUDIO for 2017“ for the second year in a row.
 

Thank you all again. You truly are the best.   -Maria