It is November 1st, which means we have a whole set of new videos up on the site for you to explore! I have to say, I am SO excited to share these videos with you. We have a lot of fun with props, and have no fear - I give plenty of at home options if you don't have the props we use. Plus, you can ALWAYS do the same videos without the props. These videos will make you feel SO good while giving you a really nice challenge and sweat. And with the end of year fast approaching, now is the time to really set aside time for yourself to keep moving and giving yourself the self care that you need and deserve.
And with the holiday season almost upon us, Pilates makes the PERFECT gift!
Gift cards are available on the site!
Feel free to gift a month of Pilates On Demand ($20) to a friend or family member to encourage some self care in this chaotic season.
And reminder - - this is a big election month, so please, GO VOTE!!!
This month, 20% of our proceeds goes to The Covenant House.
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, and as the Covenant House is a past Pilates for a Cause organization, now seemed the time to contribute to their work again.
Since 1972, Covenant House has opened its doors to over 1.5 million young people experiencing homelessness and trafficking, one youth at a time. That’s half a century of believing in youth and nurturing their promise, talents, and courage. In 34 cities across six countries, more than 2,000 young people sleep in a Covenant House bed each night. No one is ever turned away without support of some kind. Their services and programs are available at no cost. Many complex factors increase a young person’s chances of experiencing homelessness. Demographic risk factors for becoming homeless include being Black, Hispanic, or Indigenous; parenting and unmarried; or LGBTQ+. Children raised in poverty and youth lacking a high school diploma or equivalency also have a higher risk of homelessness.
Covenant House meets immediate needs for food, clothing, safety, and medical and mental health care. They have specialized programs for young parents and their small children and for human trafficking survivors. And they help young people experiencing homelessness to advance their goals and achieve sustainable independence with education, job readiness, and career pathways programs.
Through a strengths-based, trauma-informed practice model, refined over time through decades of outcome data, they help young people discover and develop their power to overcome adversity and achieve their dreams. Their continuum of care includes immediate care in their short-term housing program, transitional living and rights of passage program, public education and prevention, and aftercare and permanent housing support.
Covenant House envisions and works toward a world where every young person has a safe place to sleep and the love, respect, and support they deserve, and need, to thrive.
They are steadfast in their commitment to build a present and future of safety, healing, housing, and opportunity for young people facing homelessness. Covenant House is committed to providing unconditional love, absolute respect and relentless support for each young person who walks through their doors.
The five guiding principles: Immediacy, Sanctuary, Value Communication, Structure and Choice.
Covenant House is committed to helping every young person who needs them 24/7, 365 days a year. Their programs and services are fueled by donations from individuals who believe every child deserves to be protected and loved, philanthropic institutions who seek to transform community outcomes, and partnerships with businesses leveraging their scale to empower a just society. Learn how they utilize resources efficiently and maximize their supporters' goodness on their website: https://www.covenanthouse.org/