Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holiday wishes from two of my favorite fuzzballs! ElsieBear and Bella Ballerina!!

 


 

Monday, December 3, 2018

#internationaldayofpersonswithdisabilities πŸ’™

https://reg.plungemn.org/participant/susiequarstad?fbclid=IwAR0GNjSibvo5906EDRyFXoUcIrtCUezvFpssz8LnhENnlFSanMIIcF5PfGU


TODAY, December 3rd, 2018, is the International Day Of Persons With Disabilities! In 1992, the UN created this day to observe the importance of and for people with disabilities. πŸ’™ 

On January 26, 2019, I will be joining @PlungeSOMN and making my 14th plunge into White Bear Lake in support of !!

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community for people with disabilities.πŸ’œ

TODAY is a perfect day to pledge my plunge and help to spread inclusion and respect to our incredible Special Olympians!! It is easy and safe to pledge online by clicking this link to my personal pledge page https://reg.plungemn.org/participant/susiequarstad πŸ’›

Thank you!! 😽😽😽

Also, spread the word the end the R word, today and everyday! πŸ’“

*A small reminder*


http://www.pilatestoflexme.com/p/mpls-community-ed.html

*Wednesday evening classes are over until the end of January 2019*
Make-ups for all classes Mon-Wed evenings still available Monday and Tuesday evenings through Dec 11th, 2018
Find my full schedule under the Mpls Community Ed tab on the upper right corner of this page, or click here.

Registration for Winter Session 2019 begins January 3rd 2019
Classes begin January 28th 2019! 
My Winter 2019 schedule will remain the same as past sessions and I will be providing links as soon as they are available!  

Keep Moving!! 😽

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

It's Election Day!!

The most important thing you can do is VOTE! The second is to move your body!
YES! There is class tonight! But if you need to vote instead make that your priority and come to a make-up class! My full Community Education schedule is below!

Fall 2018 classes October 1st - December 11th, 2018

Monday & Tuesday at Washburn High School
*Monday and Tuesday evening Winter/Spring/Fall session Classes are held at
Washburn H.S. 201 49th Street W., Minneapolis, MN 55419  
In the Black Box Theater Room.  
Enter Door 3 (community education entrance) on 49th Street at Washburn H.S. walk through the double doors and make your first right. The room is down a short hallway with black doors labeled The Black Box Theater Room. 
https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/ OR call 612-668-3450 (Washburn H.S.)
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Monday (11 classes)
October 1st - December 10th, 2018
Pilates 1 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Tuesday (11 classes)
October 2nd- December 11th, 2018
Pilates 1 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Pilates 2 7:15pm-8:30pm

Wednesday at Lake Harriet Community School Upper Campus
*Wednesday evening Winter/Spring/Fall session Classes are held at 
Lake Harriet School UPPER CAMPUS 4912 Vincent Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410 
In the lunch room located in the center of the school
Community Ed doors are located on Washburn and Vincent Avenues South and between 49th and 50th Streets West.
http://www.mplscommunityed.com/ OR call 612-668-3330 (Lake Harriet School) 

Wednesday (7 classes)
**Please Bring a mat! Mats are NOT provided at Lake Harriet School**
October 3rd- November 14th, 2018
Pilates 2  6:15pm-7:15pm 
Pilates 1 7:30pm-8:30pm 

*Please note Lake Harriet School does NOT provide mats! If you are attending this class as a make up and do not own a mat please contact me prior to the evening of the class and I will bring a mat for you to use. *
https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/ 
OR call 612-668-3450 (Washburn H.S.) 612-668-3330 (Lake Harriet School) 


Monday, October 15, 2018

The Pilates Roll Up 🧑

With a new session in swing many of my new pilates students will be trying to conquer the Roll Up for the first time. I truly believe from person experience and having taught pilates for more than 10 years the Roll Up is the #1 most frustrating exercises in mat Pilates. And also everyone wants to do it perfectly on their first try. I mean, common, it LOOKS so easy. I try to make sure my students have FUN learning to roll up while eliminating these cheats!

In this second video Pilates elder, Lolita San Miguel, who studied with Joseph Pilates himself, demonstrates this exercise beautifully. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Keep moving!

I adore this video. Jay Lavery, the Dancing Farmer, is an inspiration. Heed his advice and keep moving! πŸ•Ί❤️


Friday, August 24, 2018

Get Ready!! Fall 2018 Minneapolis Community Education Registration opens Monday August 27th!


https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/

Pilates 1 Mat Class- Low-impact, core body conditioning. Learn and practice the Five Stott© Pilates Principles, improve your posture, balance, and flexibility through stretching and core strengthening exercises. Build strength in your abdomen, lower back, and hips with the focus of making your torso the powerhouse of your body.

Pilates 2 Mat Class- This is a second level pilates class for those that have experienced Pilates 1 and are looking for a bit more. This one hour and fifteen minute class is sure to challenge your strength and conditioning with more advanced pilates exercises focusing on making the torso the powerhouse of your body.
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Pilates/Yoga Power Sculpt Mat Class- In this Class we begin with the Five Stott© Pilates Principles. Next using pilates principles we heat our body using Vinyasa Flow Yoga Sun Salutations then continue with Pilates at an intermediate level (level 2). In this class we will use provided small stability balls and resistance Thera-bands, which are available through me to borrow or to purchase for $5. Please have some pilates and yoga experience.

Minneapolis Community Education 2018
πŸ‚Fall Class ScheduleπŸ‚ 

Fall 2018 classes October 1st - December 11th, 2018

Monday & Tuesday at Washburn High School
*Monday and Tuesday evening Winter/Spring/Fall session Classes are held at
Washburn H.S. 201 49th Street W., Minneapolis, MN 55419  
In the Black Box Theater Room.  
Enter Door 3 (community education entrance) on 49th Street at Washburn H.S. walk through the double doors and make your first right. The room is down a short hallway with black doors labeled The Black Box Theater Room. 
https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/ OR call 612-668-3450 (Washburn H.S.)
.
Monday (11 classes)
October 1st - December 10th, 2018
Pilates 1 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Tuesday (11 classes)
October 2nd- December 11th, 2018
Pilates 1 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Pilates 2 7:15pm-8:30pm

Wednesday at Lake Harriet Community School Upper Campus
*Wednesday evening Winter/Spring/Fall session Classes are held at 
Lake Harriet School UPPER CAMPUS 4912 Vincent Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410 
In the lunch room located in the center of the school
Community Ed doors are located on Washburn and Vincent Avenues South and between 49th and 50th Streets West.
http://www.mplscommunityed.com/ OR call 612-668-3330 (Lake Harriet School) 

Wednesday (7 classes)
**Please Bring a mat! Mats are NOT provided at Lake Harriet School**
October 3rd- November 14th, 2018
Pilates 2  6:15pm-7:15pm 
Pilates 1 7:30pm-8:30pm 

*Please note Lake Harriet School does NOT provide mats! If you are attending this class as a make up and do not own a mat please contact me prior to the evening of the class and I will bring a mat for you to use. *
https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/OR call 612-668-3330 (Lake Harriet School)  
https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/OR call 612-668-3450 (Washburn H.S.) 612-668-3330 (Lake Harriet School) 

https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

2018 Mpls Community Ed Summer Session at Justice Page


https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/  

Minneapolis Community Education summer session!! *Updated*

**It looks as if the class filled up very quickly! If you haven't registered but would like to please add yourself to the wait list then let me know and I will make sure you are added to the class.**


My 2018 Mpls Community Ed summer session will take place at Justice Page Middle School (formerly Ramsey Middle School) located just to the east of Washburn High School at on Tuesday evenings from 6:15pm-7:30pm. Parking for community education is located on the south side of the school off of 50th Street. Class will take place in the Upper Gym.
 πŸ§˜‍♀️🧘‍♂️
 Minneapolis Community Education 2018
🌞 Summer Class Schedule🌞
Tuesdays at Justice Page Middle School (formerly Ramsey)
Tuesdays (5 classes) Upper Gym
June 26th - July 24th 2018 
Mixed Level Mat Pilates  6:15pm-7:30pm (1 hour 15min)  
*Please note I'd advise to bring your own Pilates or yoga mat as I am not sure if Justice page will have mats provided! 
Justice Page Middle School is located at 1 West 49th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419 The Community Education parking and entrance is located on the south side of the school off of 50th Street.


http://www.mplscommunityed.com/ OR call 612-668-3939 (General Info)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Breath

In Pilates we talk a lot about the importance of breathwork and incorporating core movement exercises with the connection of the transverse abdominis and pelvic floor. The clip below shows the meaningful use of our Pilates breath to be the most successful we can be in our Pilates practices.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lake Harriet Location Update!


https://minneapolis.thatscommunityed.com/  

Location Update!

Beginning Wednesday April 25th Pilates 2 & 1 will be meeting in the Media Center at Lake Harriet Upper Campus! 

The Media Room is located just inside of the east entrance off of Vincent Ave to the left through double doors. We will be able to enjoy the comfortable, private and more intimate space with carpeted floors, where we will surrounded by books. 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️
 
Wednesdays at Lake Harriet Community School Upper Campus
Pilates 2  6:15pm-7:15pm 
Pilates 1 7:30pm-8:30pm 
*Please note Lake Harriet School does NOT provide mats! If you are attending this class as a make up and do not own a mat please contact me prior to the evening of the class and I will bring a mat for you to use. *
Lake Harriet School UPPER CAMPUS is located at 4912 Vincent Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410 

Community Education doors are located on Washburn (west side of the building) and Vincent Avenues (east side of the building) South and between 49th and 50th Streets West.
http://www.mplscommunityed.com/ OR call 612-668-3330 (Lake Harriet School)