My Favorite Prenatal Vitamins

I talk a lot about nutrition here at Jessica Valant Pilates, and you all know how important I feel good vitamins are to improving our overall health. Now that I’m 23 weeks pregnant, I continue to have a love affair with my vitamins. I’ve adjusted what I’m taking slightly, and filmed this short video to […]

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A Day in the Life Of…

I’ve never written a detailed “Day in the Life Of” post. To be honest, it’s always felt a little self-indulgent to me. My days can be frazzled and hectic and mundane and not always pretty. I didn’t see how talking to you about my minute to minute activities could possibly help you live a more […]

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What Workout To Do Each Day for the Best Results

We live in an amazing time that offers hundreds of different workout possibilities. Zumba. Crossfit. Barre. Pilates. Yoga. Piyo. Spinning. BodyPump. BodySculpt. Jazzercise. Biking. Running. Hiking. Surfing. Water aerobics. Tai chi. Gyms. Boutique studios. Bootcamps. Home gyms. The combinations and possibilities are endless! While we have multiple choices for our workouts, that doesn’t always make […]

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How To Get The Workout Results You Want

Is there anything more frustrating than spending time and money on your exercise routine and still not getting the workout results you want? You buy class packages, go to the gym, purchase the next best piece of equipment or hire a trainer, and yet you still don’t see the changes you were hoping to see. […]

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Why I Don’t Go To The Gym

Do you know how often I go to the gym? Maybe once a week. Do you know why I don’t go to the gym? TIME. It’s hard to find time to workout. My days are packed, as I’m guessing yours are. I exercise every day and make it happen because it is such a high […]

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Why I Chose to Love The Hard Way

Valentine’s Day is today, and I thought about doing a recipe round-up of great chocolate dessert ideas. But it just didn’t seem that important to me right now. (Not the chocolate, because that is ALWAYS important. I mean the recipes. I’m happy just stuffing any chocolate in my face at the moment.) People spend the day […]

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