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Brooklyn Strength  Founder @brooklynstrength Studios: Brooklyn Heights+Cobble Hill : Pilates : Personal Training : Group Class : Holistic Coaching : Podcast RealFit

Monday is already filling up! #fasciaerelease 7PM my last Monday till after labor day ๐Ÿ•

Kinda took me all morning but Friday computer day made better by homemade peach breakfast pie.. I'm deciding Friday breakfast pie is a thing. #TGIF thanks to @food52 for the recipe ๐Ÿ˜‹

Manuel reminded me we have these giant clown rubber bands at the studio for just this kind of assistance. Supposedly takes about 40lbs off your pull up. I'm pretty excited that that means I still pulled btw 100 and 110 lbs (I haven't weighed myself in years b.c. it's a pointless measurement of literally anything health and fitness related unless you're a dude looking to put on muscle.. but last I checked I was around that...) so that's pretty awesome!
I wish I recorded the second set, they were actually way more energetic which was a surprise bc I did a whole bunch of push up things and heavy weight holding stuff in between. Nice to see the top of that bar.. always wondered what it looked like from a grimace..๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Who's coming to TWO HOUR #fasciaerelease this friday? 6:30-9:30PM $35
Getting filled up already! 4 spots left! Grab yours via link in bio or signing up on our class page ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธit's two hours of self massage till everything is released and you are a puddle of a person on the floor... the kids can't get enough.
๐Ÿ“ธ @beatrizmcalleja

Teaching morning class tomorrow: Intermediate then Beginners.. join me, I'm already in a Johnny Cash mood and we're gonna do stuff to make our bodies feel right. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Is it weird to Repost your own post? Yesterday was my 12 year anniversary living in Brooklyn. I've been struggling with how to mark it bc normally I would take a long walk with my sweet girl who would have been 14 yesterday and ๐Ÿ“ธ another year around the โ˜€๏ธ together. I cry for her every day at some point or another. Mornings and night are hardest, a terrible ache instead of the presence of her sweet spirit. But I do feel each year here should be celebrated.. bc it is so very hard to live here and because where we grow is where we live and I believe in growth. So here's my bday post. It speaks to this anniversary too. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’–
#repost ***
What's the hashtag? #thisis fill in your age? Well, #thisIs36 Each year I get older I feel physically stronger, more grounded and more centered as a person which also means more alive in my body. This year I really left all my body BS behind. I can't even conjure it up on a bad day๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ guilt over eating sounds like trying to remember what it felt like to visit another dimension, body hate? Did I really ever do that? It's like a vague vague dream from long ago.
Instead I'm filled with the sense of a better known, better understood, better discovered, lived in, loved body. A happy body, a sensual body, a strong, capable, joyful body. A body that this year danced in Brussels, ate in Paris, dogsled in the arctic circle, hiked in the Rockies and all around hustled lived loved and lost (๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿถ) in Brooklyn. I love my body, i love my strength, and both arrived in this place because of all of the living loving losing and hard core question asking and self reflection/ growth I've been asking of myself for a very long time. There have been teachers, books, inspiring moments people and places but most useful has been anything which emboldened my trust in myself. Once you trust yourself, paths to your own wellness become more clear with less anxiety clouding every choice. So this is 36. Stronger than 35, more knowledge, more love, more freedom, more growth, more play, more content, more eager to rest (less ego more self care), more excited to #keepgrowing I couldn't be anywhere else but here + now.

#sunday glad I decided to take the walk to @runnerandstone for the buckwheat baguette ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

TWO HOUR #RESTOREandRELEASE #FASCIAERELEASE next friday the 17th! 6:30-8:30P.M $35 sign up via class page or link in bio. This sells out so grab your spot!
๐Ÿ“ธby @beatrizmcalleja

Well, I learned a lot of things by recording this. 1. The reasons my L stand sometimes still doesn't work after being pretty solid recently. (Arms too far away!.. and being really tired after a lot of kettlebells earlier..)
2. A reminder that this odd abdominal exercise- literally using your abs to press your legs into the wall- has been the most useful strengthening exercise for my arm balance work yet. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I only have a few spots left in #fasciaerelease tonight! Grab em and release the heat from your muscles๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ #strength & #contrology at 6p.m only has a few spots left as well and it's #mobility and #coordination Monday! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

She's 71, she has red hair and looks like Lucille Ball, her name is Candace, so basically she's other dimension me๐Ÿ‘ฝ- I've known and taught her since before the first studio was open - since 2007! She was an 80s runner, a 90s step aerobics queen and has been doing pilates for about 30years.. even keeping it up when she was out of work for awhile because she knew how much it helps keeps her strong. I'm pretty sure she can do more teasers than I can and she works on her feet all day too. She's an old school New Yorker and she's basically family. Here she is doing a bang up job at the same hip exercise I put myself through, just shy of 40years my senior๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Jupiter thought we were filming a video on how handsome his profile is...I mean that's always part of our art direction.. But I finally had some time to play with a little hip mobility and strengthening to address a nagging ache bothering my left side. I only did this on one side bc as I often say in class: we are asymmetrical creatures, why would I give the same restorative prescription to both joints if one is having the issue? Left side feels relieved. Enjoy the various dog cameos from pidgeon to my mom's dog and of course my now vintage American apparel onesie *sigh*

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