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Pilates Supports Moms – Darya Rose

Find out how Pilates supports the busy life of Darya Rose

Darya Rose is a busy working mom with 2.5 and 3.5 year old girls who have been mostly at home these past years due to COVID (one is finally starting pre-school this year!). How does she feel about her regular Pilates practice? She shared her thoughts with us.

What does your daily juggle look like between home/kids/work/life?

“I get up at 7:00 am and get the kids up and fed. Hang with them until nanny arrives at 9:00 am. Then I try to workout in the morning (walk/run/weights/cardio on Oculus/Pilates, depending on the day), then cook for them and try to get some work or errands done in the afternoons. They go to bed at 7:00 pm and I eat with my husband.”

When did you start practicing Pilates? And what goals were you specifically looking for support with?

“I re-started Pilates last summer, when I was in so much pain and realized I could do virtual sessions now with Andrea! I live in Portland, OR so this is a treat and massive COVID bonus. I mainly want to end pain and get strong again. I was very fit and active before having babies.”

How has a consistent Pilates practice supported you in your role as a mother? And specifically during the pandemic?

“I don’t know what I would do without Pilates. Seriously. Holding my kids in one of the things that messes up my hips and shoulders the most. With Pilates I can both correct the damage and strengthen myself so I get less injured.”

Would you recommend Pilates for other mothers as part of their health & wellness routine?

“I would recommend Pilates for all mothers. Essential!!”


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


If you are looking for the motivation to get started with your own Pilates practice, join other like minded moms at our upcoming MOMS’ MAT PILATES CLASS & SOCIAL that we are co-hosting with on Tuesday, September 21, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Spots are limited, so book yours now! We can’t wait to share this experience with you!

If you want to find out more about Darya’s experience, check out the podcast she recorded with our team member and her instructor Andrea Smith:

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