Alicia and I first met when she modeled for the #RealProductsforRealPeople project. I was so inspired by her story – after struggling with her body image for years, she took control by learning Pilates. These days she owns Glowing Oasis Pilates, and helps others take control of their bodies. Alicia offers both in-home private sessions and group classes in her studio in Ashburn. She described Pilates to me as Yoga but with more focus on core strength training, and I’d have to say that is a really accurate description. I have only been working out with her for 7 weeks, and already notice a huge difference in how I look and feel. After two kids and into my 30s that is no small feat. She is super sweet and incredibly motivating without being pushy – I highly recommend her to anyone in the area. Plus with winter coming there is no better time to start getting in shape for next summer! You know me, always thinking about the beach 😉
Speaking of, that is exactly where we had our session. OK, it turned out to be a lake with sand…but beggars can’t be choosers, right? We headed over to Greenbrier State Park in Maryland and had a little fun in the sun while the weather was still warm enough to enjoy.