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Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates

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Fitness guru, wellness coach, instructor and founder of the Fuse Pilates method. In 2002, Mariska was diagnosed with MS, her interest in mind-body fitness grew. She became a dedicated yoga and Pilates practitioner and currently holds enough certifications and training hours to equal a PhD in... Full Bio
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Pilates Mini-Workout for Abs, Thighs, Glutes & Arms by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Can’t make it to the studio today? Stay hardcore with a mini-workout on our YouTube channel . In our latest video, Laci leads you through a set that targets your lower ab ... Read on »
Active Stretching vs. Passive Stretching by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Active stretching: it’s not an oxymoron! In the latest on our YouTube Channel , Fuse’s resident stretchy expert, Clare, discusses the difference between an active stretch ... Read on »
Finding Friends through Fuse by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Anne Schroeder can be seen around the studio many days during the week. A lot of the time, she’ll be seen with Meg, her best friend that she met at Fuse Pilates DC studio. ... Read on »
What’s it Like to be on Pilates Anytime? (Other than Awesome?) by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates I just got back from my second visit to Pilates Anytime . Since many of my Pilates friends and students have asked what it’s like, I thought I’d take a moment to recount t ... Read on »
Pilates Chairs Aren’t for Sitting by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates The first time I ever saw a Pilates chair, I didn’t think there would be much to it. An hour later, I could barely walk but I felt oh so good. Strong, long, challenged. My ... Read on »
I Thought I Was Hard Core… Until I Saw This by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates I fancy myself a pretty strong gal. And, considering my age, my medical stuff, and my general lack of natural athletic talent, I can handle myself fairly well in feats of ... Read on »
Stop the DC Fitness Tax! by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Let’s (NOT) pay more for fitness in DC!   Weigh your options - be silent or act now to stop the DC fitness tax! On May 29, the DC Council decided to vote on ... Read on »
Probiotics – What You Need to Know by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Lucia Litman is back with another guest blog post. Lucy is a native Minnesotan, but has lived in DC for the past 7 years. She is an avid Fuse Pilates DC student and you wi ... Read on »
What is Head Ramping? by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Head ramping? What? Simply it’s about finding proper alignment of your head balanced atop your spine. Here’s how to do it. (Turn up your audio – we realize we need som ... Read on »
Top 3 Ways Pilates Helps with Spinning by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Fuse student (and spin aficionado) Kara Reinsel joins us for this guest blog post. Kara is a regular Fuse Pilates DC student who you can find in Foundations, regular Fuse, ... Read on »
How Much Training Does Your Trainer Have? by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Want to tear your hamstring? Try pushing into a split when you're not warm (or ready). Ever want to see me get fired up? Tell me about someone trained in a single ... Read on »
Exercise and Your Brain by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Last summer, I went to Pilates Anytime in Santa Barbara with a mission: Teach people how mind-body movement really works Fill a gap in fitness education by over ... Read on »
Fitness Motivation from Sesame Street by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates I don’t remember a lot from Sesame Street… beyond how to count, my alphabet, and that some monsters like cookies, just like me. But with young nephews, a niece, and fr ... Read on »
Happy Hour or Workout? by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates In life, there are a lot of difficult choices. One of the toughest (first world problem) choices is whether to hit happy hour or your workout. At Fuse Pilates DC, we d ... Read on »
How Often Can I Do Pilates? by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Tower class at Fuse Pilates DC. How often is too often? We received an email from a student the other day: I just took my first class yesterday after … running ... Read on »
What Workout Song Are You? by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates We all have our own workout styles. We have people who like to work up a sweat and those who prefer to glisten. We have early risers, night owls, and lunchtime fitness buf ... Read on »
Starting Fresh this January by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Lucia Litman joins us as a guest contributor to the Fuse Pilates DC blog with some thoughts on starting fresh in 2014. Lucy is a native Minnesotan, but has lived in DC for ... Read on »
10 Ways to Create a Workout Habit by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Yes, yes. You know what to do. Work out more. Do some cardio and some strength training. Sitting is the new smoking. If you don’t exercise, you increase your risk f ... Read on »
If Fuse Pilates Had a Spin Class, Would it Look Like This? by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates We know a lot of you like to take to the road (or studio) for a cycling workout. We’ve even considered bringing in bikes to Fuse Pilates in DC. But since our thing is to t ... Read on »
Flexibility Makes Us Stronger by Mariska Breland, Fuse Pilates Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates Want to work on your flexibility? Did you know that all of Fuse Pilates DC classes work on full range of motion through joints, increasing flexibility? And that can improv ... Read on »