Here is a quick  workout for you.

Repeat 3 times
2 minutes Jump rope
30 Jumping Jacks
12 Decline push ups

Remember to breathe. 

1 minute Plank holds
1 minute High knees
1 minute Jump rope
40 seconds Side planks ( each side)
25  Sumo squats
12 Alternating front and reverse lunges
1 minute Jump rope
12 Burpees
30 Mountain climbers


* As always consult your physician before starting an exercise program*

Interesting Facts:

According to 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away: If you drop your vitamin in a cup of water and it does not dissolve in an hour, pick a new one. Why? Your body is missing out on nutrtients.

Did you know 60% of the immune system resides in the intestine.

Tomatoes are a rich sourde of potassium, manganese,Vitamins A,C,and K. They are also a good source of Vitamin B.

Have a great weekend.


I posted this previously but there was a “glitch” and many of you emailed me because the link was not working.


I came across this poem a few years ago and fell in love with it.


Before- A disconnected being with wobbly, unfocused ways.

I sauntered life’s course like a subway train.

With tunnel vision, I had no map- only jerky stops and careless slouching.

Finally- A teacher took me by the hand and refined my awarenesslike grains of sand.

She said stop that habit and listen to me -there  is a whole new way for you to be.

Then piece by piece, she stacked me up and I drank in wisdom from the Pilates cup.

Moving about with elegant control, I learned to feel the center of my soul.

Now- I live each movement with my breath, and stretch the boundaries of my existence.

I perceive no limits with my body or my mind

For I am now- Truly Aligned.

Author: Unknown.


Hope you enjoyed reading this. Do you have a favorite poem?



Houston, TX – Jodie Fontenot of Jodie Pilates Houston announced today that she has recently satisfied all the requirements to teach Pilates to breast cancer survivors through the Pink Ribbon program for Post-Operative Workout Enhancing Recovery as a Post Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist out of her northwest Houston studio located in the Willowbrook area of Houston TX.


Fontenot has been a personal trainer since 2004 and a Pilates instructor in the northwest Houston, Spring and Cypress areas for several years, however this certification will allow her to be of more value to her patients that are breast cancer survivors. “I am excited about how I will be able to effectively help breast cancer survivors increase their mobility and increase their chances of continuing to stay cancer free”, says Fontenot. She teaches pilates to her clients in a private fitness facility located in Northwest Houston near Willowbrook Mall.


“Breast cancer patients can definitely benefit from Pilates,” says Fontenot. How? Although every breast cancer patient is different and Pilates will work different for each patient, however some common benefits that come from adding Pilates to the road to full recovery from breast cancer include:


Help Rebuild Strength
If a breast cancer patient has surgery to remove the cancer or take the breast off, they will lose the strength in their arm and on that side of the body. Taking Pilates twice a week will help rebuild that strength. Some patients are not able to pick their arm up over their head, which prevents them from doing simple things like washing their hair and putting clothes on. With Pilates, the patient can often regain shoulder mobility and strength.


Improved Circulation
After having surgery, circulation in the body often times become poor. Poor circulation is not good for the body and can easily cause blood clots which will only cause more problems. Taking Pilates classes will help with the circulation in the body. Pilates is often very effective in helping improve circulation.


Less Chance of Breast Cancer Returning
Taking Pilates after you have had surgery reduces the chances of you getting breast cancer again. The Pilates will help heal the body and your chances of recurring cancer will be less.


Fontenot of Jodie Pilates in Houston TX, who has been helping a variety of personal training and pilates clients for 7 years, says “it is important for post-operative breast cancer survivors to seek the advice of a physician before starting any exercise program. In addition, it is also highly recommended to seek out pilates instructors who have achieved specialized training to help post-operative breast cancer survivors.”


Since Fontenot customizes each routine for each individual client, this allows her to focus her specialized knowledge on the unique needs of every person she instructs. Since incorrect form can often cause injury, it is generally not recommended for one to try the exercises unattended without the benefit of a Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist.


For more information about the services Jodie Pilates of Houston TX provides, please visit the website at



If you are looking for Pilates in Houston, I can help. I teach Pilates classes aimed to get you in better shape and make your body feel a whole lot better. Are you trying to decide if Pilates is right for you? Well, let me help you. Let me explain just what you benefits you can gain from Pilates.


  1. Strengthen the Spine – One of the things Pilates will do is strengthen the spine. Doing certain Pilates routines will allow you to build up your spine, which in turn will help you have better posture and make you feel a whole lot better.
  2. Eliminate Back Problems – If you suffer from back problems, you should try Pilates. By using a Pilates routine, you will strengthen your core muscles and relieve the pain in your back. Pilates are great for people with lower back pain. If it doesn’t eliminate your back pain altogether, it can reduce it tremendously.
  3. Tone Up Key Areas – Pilates will also tone up your key areas like your tummy, hips and buttocks. So, if you are looking to tone these areas, Pilates maybe your best bet.
  4. Maximize Your Strength –  Not only will Pilates strengthen your spine, but it will also maximize your overall strength in your body. If your body is weak and you can barely get around, take a Pilates class and you will see a big change.
  5. Become Better in Sports – If you are an athletic and looking to become better at the sport you play, you should also try Pilates.



Pilates will help tone you, strengthen you, give you better balance and more. In turn, you will feel better and be able to perform better. So, if you are looking to improve any of the areas above, try Jodie Pilates in Houston. You will not be disappointed, and no doubt will improve yourself, your body and your mind! Call today to setup your free Jodie Pilates Houston consultation at 713-398-2370 or email us here.