Day # 9 – Living the Good Life – 30 Day Challenge (Pilates Reformer)

I have long practiced yoga and have taken an occasional mat Pilates class, but I have never taken a Pilates reformer class. Day #9 of my challenge took me to Poway Pilates, a charming little Pilates studio in Old Town Poway.

A reformer is a machine that aids you in your Pilates’ workout, offering the user resistance to focus on core strength, posture and flexibility. In another setting, you may think it looks like something used in Fifty Shades of Grey!

Upon arrival at Poway Pilates, I was met by the instructor, Jill, a darling little woman, who apologized that the power was out in the neighborhood so class would involve no music or air conditioning. The class began with some off reformer exercises including lifting with weighted balls and a circular thigh master. We spent the majority of the class on the reformer, which is quick to buck you off if you aren’t using the right level of tension. Half way through, the lights, music and air conditioning turned back on. Thank goodness! The reformer does provide an all-over workout which I enjoyed.

The reformer adds a very different dimension to the workout. I found the class moved very quickly and offered a lot of variety; which is super important to me because my mind wonders.

All in all, I would certainly go back for another Pilates class. At Poway Pilates, new members can take unlimited classes for $29 for 2-weeks.

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Fifty Shades of Green

Leprechauns, clovers, and green beer –that’s right, Saint Patrick’s Day-March 17 marks the return of the annual celebration. I do not know about you but I do not need much of a reason to have a good time, and this “Kiss Me I’m Irish” (at least for today!) holiday is a perfect chance to enjoy some recess.

There are many options to take advantage of the fun this weekend!

St. Patrick's Day




Saturday, March 16th:

If you would like to start at the top o’ the morning, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival in Balboa Park is always a blast!


Sunday, March 17th

The main event on Sunday takes place downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter with the ShamRock Party (  Live music, clubs, bars, special Irish food and drinks can all be found at this event.

Of course, we would love for you to also check out our client, Company Pub & Kitchen in Poway! Celebrating their 2nd St. Paddy’s Day festivities, Company Pub will start with Irish Bacon Bloody Mary’s at 11:00 a.m., followed by all-day corned beef and cabbage. Grab the open mic / karaoke and belt out your best Oh Danny Boy while your Irish Eyes are Smiling! Who’s your Paddy now?

Whatever is your prime pick this Saint Patrick’s Day, sport your favorite shade of green and go play.

It’s All About the Company You Keep…

We are super excited to introduce you to our newest client Company Pub & Kitchen in Poway, CA. We love a great pub! And we especially love it when a pub offers amazing food! We’ve found both at Company!

“The local pub – is often seen as the institution that stands for the heart and spirit within a community…Every neighborhood deserves a good eatery as well as a place to meet and hang out. Their menu of the well known, the not so familiar, the traditional, as well as the contemporary comfort foods are served in a casual, urban setting – that proudly celebrates that same heart and spirit found in the hard working American.”


Our friends at Company Pub & Kitchen have a great Leap Day special. Get this…

2 Regular Priced Menu Items PLUS 2 draft beer, 2 house wines or 2 well drinks for ONLY $29.  

Don’t wait another 4 years to enjoy Leap Day with good company!

Not valid with any other offer. Tax & gratuity is not included. Server will describe specific details of the offer.