5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Whether you’re someone who likes to eat right upon waking up, or you find your breakfast hits at about 11 a.

How Much Protein Do You Actually Need?

When people think about working out, they often think about protein along with it.

Is It Okay to Do Pilates While Pregnant?

Pregnancy is such an exciting time! You are growing a human inside of your body and preparing to introduce it into the world.

6 Signs That You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Few things feel worse than not getting enough sleep.

Top 5 Ways to Find Motivation

So we are a few weeks into the new year and you may find that your excitement for your goals and getting 2022 off to a great start have dwindled a bit.

How to Deal With Holiday Stress

‘Tis the season for all things merry and bright.

Our 3 Favorite Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

This time of the year creates a love-hate situation for those who are trying to be healthy.

How Stress May Be Causing You to Bloat

It seems that now more than ever people are suffering from stomach problems.

Why You Feel So Sore And How You Can Get Relief

If you’ve ever been to a Pilates Platinum class, then you’ve been sore.

Healthy Tips for Managing Stress

You may have thought that the stress would be over as things started to open back up post-quarantine.

Try Our Favorite Breathwork Method

If you missed our previous article about why you need breathwork in your life, be sure to go back and read it for the reason behind this method we are sharing with you today.

Self-Care in a Pandemic: Top 5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

While we have always been big fans of self-care, the last year has really taken the concept of self-care to a new level.

The Main Differences Between Pilates and Yoga

Many times people group Pilates and yoga into the same category, but in reality, they are very different.

Do You Sit At Work All Day? Here’s How Pilates Can Help

Sitting all day in front of your computer is never something you want to do, but for some of us, it’s not really an option.

Why Pilates is the Ideal Workout for Cross Training

Do you ever feel like you get stuck in a rut with your workouts? This tends to happen when you are focusing all your attention on one type of workout, and not switching things up.

Why Having a Strong Core is Key in Pilates, and Life

It seems as if having abs is one of the biggest desires of health-conscious people.

How to Keep Those “New You” New Years Resolutions

We have all been there: feeling super motivated about the new year, new beginnings, and the new you that is going to let nothing get in your way of completely rocking the coming year.

Top 7 Habits You’re Going to Want to Adopt ASAP

We are all doing our best to be healthy, but let’s be honest -- we could all be doing more to be our best selves, both physically and mentally.

Health Hacks to Get You Through the Holiday Season

Though the holidays are our favorite time of the year, they are also the time of the year that we find ourselves getting off-track when it comes to staying healthy.

Healthy Alternatives for Your Fave Halloween Treats

Spooky season is upon us and that means it’s time to break out the sweaters, the scary movies, and the sugar.

How to Keep That Summer Body All Year

There is no motivation quite like knowing you’re going to be spending most of your days rocking a bikini to get yourself into the summer bod mode.

The Top 8 Secrets to Boosting Your Metabolism

Some of us were born with a fast metabolism, and some of us just weren’t.

How to Find Time For Pilates

The pace of life these days can be overwhelming.

How to Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, and to ensure your cheer stays fully festive and doesn’t die down, it’s important to focus on staying healthy during the holiday season.

These Activated Charcoal Cherry Muffins Are Healthy and Definitely Delicious

We have seen charcoal pop up in beauty and wellness products for quite some time now.

Fitness Accessories that are Double the Fun

Today's blog is written by one of our instructors Jessi Piha and originally posted over at

All about ‘dem Beets!

By: Meg Colvin Recently I was talked into ordering the beet pasta at Rose Cafe (um, twist my arm) and I literally thought about it for a week afterward- it was THAT good.

Power your body through the week with no sugar added power balls

Meg Colvin is back with a killer recipe to power your body through the rest of the week.

A healthy version of the Starbucks Unicorn Latte

Starbucks who?! Meg Colvin here to give you my spin on the OG version of the Unicorn Latte from The End in Brooklyn! 1.

Brunch it up with a Breakfast Califlour Pizza

It is never too early to prepare for your next brunch. Before brunch is even over, I am thinking of what can I create for brunch next! Yesterday while in the middle of brunching with friends, this recipe came to mind and it is super easy! Wow, your friends this weekend with a twist on brunch by introducing pizza to the breakfast menu.

Pilates Platinum Morning Routine Series: Sam Rabon

Ever wonder how your instructor seems to do it all? They are always, happy, energized, motivating, look like they workout and eat healthy.

Strawberry Almond Milk + GF Strawberry Granola

Hi, Meg here - taking over the blog to bring you another amazingly delicious recipe! There are some people who can't keep ice cream in the freezer without taking down the whole carton at once.

Catfish – the perfect exercise to start working on your Summer Body with

There is no time like the present. Getting a jumpstart on your summer body is as easy as setting your clock forward adjusting to daylight savings time.

Flatbread Pizza + Italian Chopped Salad that you’ll drool over

Let’s talk about “clean eating.” Like really clean eating - think steamed protein on some veggies.

All The Colors Mediterranean Salad

I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of cold food when the weather's chilly.

Red Lentil Veggie Curry. And it’s bomb!

I'm definitely not a vegetarian but I love cooking vegan meals! They're inexpensive, easy, and tend to be quick.

A spritz for healthy holidays

Two super refreshing low-calorie spritz for the holidays  

Stay on Track this Holiday Season

Holiday season can be filled with love, joy, excitement, and most importantly quality time with those you love.

DIY home beauty treatments for winter months.

The official start of winter may still be a few weeks away -- but when it rains in Lala land, you know “Winter is Coming.

Pilates Workout with Ricky Rebel

Ricky Rebel, one of our fabulous instructors, sat down with

Cute and Cozy Cold-weather Fitness Looks

Cute & Cozy Cold-weather fitness must-haves! The times they are a changin’, and we’re not just talking about the political climate! Cold weather days are on the horizon and it’s time to get cozy with our pick of cold-weather workout must-haves! Whether you’re in need of a little extra coverage, or looking for some winter pieces perfect for both workouts and snuggling, we’ve got just the looks for you! Happy snuggling!

Healthy Turkey Day Side Dishes You’ll Love!

Ever notice that turkey day starts off  healthy enough with a little white meat turkey breast and some fresh cranberries? But before you know it, you’re pouring on the gravy, scooping up your aunt’s famous marshmallow casserole, and finishing the job with a slice (or two) of pecan pie! Yikes! Without even meaning to, you’ve taken a trip to calorie city with a pit-stop at food coma town.

How to have a Healthy Halloween

Remember how fun Halloween was when we were kids? The excitement of choosing a costume, the thrill of collecting candy, and the anticipation of being spooked?! But now that we’re all grown up, we can’t help but notice that Halloween seems to have turned into a barrage of scantily costumes, binge drinking, or a combination of both.

Halloween Inspired Workout Pieces!

Halloween Inspired Workout Pieces! Whether you’re into wild costume parties, taking your little pumpkins trick-or-treating, or staying in with friends to watch flicks, Halloween season brings out the festive side in all of us! So why not bring that fun fab Halloween spirit to your workouts? In need of a little inspo? We got you! Take a look at our list of favorite workout pieces that will take you from the studio to your Halloween celebration in style! Don’t worry! You look spooktacular!     

That Afternoon We Nearly Froze to Death

That Afternoon We Nearly Froze to Death In the Name of Health and Wellness Our first experience in a cryotherapy chamber   You can’t pay us to spend a bitter cold winter in New York where temperatures reach a bone-numbing zero degrees with negative numbered windchill.

Essential Oils Now Diffusing in Hollywood

We are so excited to announce that Pilates Platinum will now be sharing Young Living Essential Oils with you, our lovely clients!  Why?  Because essential oils support your overall health and wellness, and can help you with your fitness goals-- and we're ALL about that! (And we'll even show you how to get some of your own!) Essential Oils have been EVERYWHERE lately ~ have you noticed the buzz? From talk shows, to magazine interviews, these natural alternatives to toxic products you might find on the shelf at your favorite drugstore,  are making a serious comeback.

Fall Footwear For Your Workout

If there’s one thing Angelenos love more than exercise, it’s doing so in style! Whether Pilates is your jam, or you like to mix it up with cross training, HIIT, or a jog on the beach, there’s no denying you’ll need a good (and preferably cute!) pair of shoes to support you! Not a tennis shoe expert? Not a problem! Check out our guide to some of our fave fall footwear for sweating in style! Let us help you choose the best footwear for you to maximum your workout and look good doing it! Your feet will thank you.

Back-To-School Lunch Ideas

Healthy Back-To-School Lunch Ideas To Keep You Inspired This Fall!   With fall fast approaching it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you scramble to get your post-summer act together! Long gone are those relaxing beach days and waiting just around the bend are jam-packed school days and work schedules.

Post-Pilates Platinum Refuel Locations (Hollywood)

There’s nothing quite like stepping out of a super challenging calorie-burning Pilates Platinum class and nourishing your body with delicious and nutritious food.

LABOR DAY BBQ RECIPE IDEAS

With Summertime coming to a close and Autumn just around the corner,  Labor Day festivities are a great time to get together with friends, toast to a new season, and enjoy the end of summer with one last hoorah.

Day Trip Getaways on Labor Day!

Want to get out of town without much commitment? There are countless

Egg Freezing – A Pilates Platinum Instructor Shares Her Journey

Pilates Platinum Instructor Feature: Juliet Chung For a myriad of different reason, some health related and some personal, many women today are choosing an elective fertility preservation procedure called oocyte cryopreservation, more commonly referred to as egg freezing.

Santa Monica Post-Pilates Platinum Refuel Locations

Loyal fans of the Pilates Platinum workout know just how challenging our sweat sessions can be.

Favorite Healthy Brunch Spots

Everybody loves a Sunday brunch but living in the very culinary City of Angels can make it hard to choose just one.

Let it Go! Let it Go! Let it Go!

A Saturday When We Were Anything But Frozen   

Healthy Homemade Recipes for that Pesky Summer Cold

Flu season may be long behind us, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune to pesky summer colds.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

(Does You Doctor Know About Your Sleep Patterns?) Sleep and getting enough of it is often on our mind and probably yours too.

POPSICLE RECIPES FOR THIS L.A HEAT WAVE!

With L.A temps rising to insane heights, it’s time to get creative with your cool-down concoctions.

SUMMER HAIR TRENDS WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF:

Summer may be in full swing, but true sunny-season style expands beyond just the wardrobe essentials! For head-to-toe style that transcends clothing trends, it’s time to cut, color, and style your way into a fabulous new summer do.

Yes, I Can!

This week we give a big FU to the 'No, I Can’ts' in Life! Good morning and happy Monday! While laying in bed, ensconced in

FAVORITE BIKINI BRANDS FOR YOUR PILATES BOD!

Here in LaLa land, every season is bikini season. Which explains our (healthy) obsession with fitness! And when you work hard for something all year round to feel good and look great, you deserve a treat.

A Spiritual Hawaiian Hike

A Spiritual Hike Along the Very Special, Hard-to-Access Palehua Trail Where we remember to ask for permission and give thanks There is always something extra amazing about doing something that’s exclusive, even forbidden.

Top L.A. Weekend Getaways

As proud Angelinos we know L.

My Natural Beauty Products Shared With Well + Good

It was a pleasure to share some of my favorite Natural Beauty Products with

5 DIY Ways to Zap Zits

Summer skin got you down? We’re right there with you.

Veggie-Inspired BBQ Recipes

With Summer in full swing it’s a sizzling time to get grillin’! But for those vegetarians out there, a traditional backyard grill sesh can feel like real slim pickins’! The solution? Try our list of tasty veggie-inspired recipes that are so enticing even your meat-loving guests will line up for seconds!   So go ahead, chomp at these bits!

Women Rock (We Know This Though, Right!?)

Women-owned businesses make us very happy.

Is it too late to join the circus…Cirque du Soleil?

Paramour on Broadway Dazzled Us Into Pondering…   A couple weeks ago we had one of those moments where a friend we’ve been needing to catch up with forever texts and the message is: I have an extra ticket to a preview of the Cirque du Soleil on Broadway show.

Pilates Platinum Client Feature: Martha Kirby

On top of being one of our amazing clients, Martha Kirby is a Digital Marketing Professional and Creative living in Los Angeles, California.

Healthy Summer Desserts

There’s nothing like a sweet, tasty dessert to hit the spot on a warm summer afternoon.

Our Hearts Dropped in Mexico

An afternoon zip-lining is pretty thrilling It's Friday.

LA’s Top Healthy Restaurants

Everybody knows LA has some seriously delicious restaurants! But as health-seeking, clean-eating citizens, Angelinos expect more than just happy taste-buds! And like most of you, we’re constantly on the hunt for food that not only tastes good, but is good for our bodies, too.

We Love Urban Hiking

We Love Urban Hiking Life is about taking the stairs   Don’t get us wrong, we can hike the eff out of Temescal, Mandeville, and Topanga Canyons.

LA’s Top Juice Bars

It’s no secret that Memorial weekend is all about drinks, food, and lots of BBQs! But once the weekend’s over, many of us are left feeling a little.

Our Obsession with Asian Beauty Products

We’re Obsessed with Asian Beauty Products! How did we live before a time of BB cream?   Admittedly, we’re suckers for swag bags just like everyone else.

Meet Elvie: Your Most ‘Personal’ Trainer

This week, we would like to share with you a fun product we've discovered that fits seamlessly with our form of workout.

Sports Bras We’re Coveting Now

Let’s face it: not all sports bras are created equal.

Hike the Road Least Traveled

On Sunday we finally checked

Meal Planning, Meal Prepping Your Kitchen Happiness

My refrigerator made me sad the other day. The side door was the only thing with signs of life.

Sip in Style with these Chic (Functional) Water Bottles!

There’s nothing better than a nice refreshing sip of water when you’re getting your sweat on.

Start Scrubbin’: Prep for Summer with these DIY Exfoliators

Dull skin got you down? We hear ya! There’s nothing worse than drab, dry skin – especially when you’re itching to slip into that brand-new bikini.

Sip on These: Healthy Spring Cocktails

Spring is in the air, and that means happy hour season is upon us! But while a night with friends is always fun, those calorie-packed libations sure aren’t.

MCM: Mom Crush Monday – My Postnatal Pilates Story

Staci Pearlman is a client at Pilates Platinum.  She is fashion and beauty writer and editor.

Headbands for Working Out & Wearing Out

What’s better than rolling into your workout class in a look that screams style and confidence? Stepping out of the studio and into brunch with friends in that same chic look with an added next level headband! Get inspired with these workout to wear-out headbands designed to keep your locks in place in the studio and your style on point in the streets.

Healthy Spring BBQ Recipes

Spring has finally sprung and that means it’s time to break out that grill! And while there are plenty of tasty ways to enjoy that quintessential warm-weather BBQ, many go-to recipes are filled with ingredients that’ll get in the way of that summer ‘bod.

Spring Has Sprung With Pastel Workout Gear

Spring has officially sprung, and to celebrate the new season, we’re all about mastering the pastel palette.

15 Proteins For Your Pantry

  I’ll have to admit it.

Gluten-Free Desserts to Try Now

Searching for something indulgent sans the guilt? We’ve got just the thing! These gluten-free dessert recipes will not only satiate your sweet tooth, but they’ll also keep you feeling fit and healthy at the same time.

Welcome to the new PILATESPLATINUM.com website.

We are so excited about the launch of our new website, PilatesPlatinum.