Instructor Spotlight on Debbie Jacobs-Huffaker

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I'm proud to feature Debbie Jacobs, she is one of the very talented instructors at Pilates by Kahley!

We are blessed to have her a part of the PbK team!

Here are some fun facts about Debbie!

 

 

Favorite Pilates Exercise.


Short Spine Massage because it stretches the spine and hamstrings and works core strength and control. 

Favorite Quote. 


“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough." – Albert Einstein

Favorite Book.


Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant (I am a ballet geek) 

Favorite Musician/Music Group.


I listen to and appreciate all genres of music so it is hard to choose one. Here are a few...Bobby McFerrin, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles. 

Hobbies.


Learning. I consider myself a lifelong student

Why you love doing and teaching the Pilates method.


Being a dancer, Pilates is a natural fit for me. This method has improved my strength, flexibility and alignment. I have had many lower back issues and injuries over the years. Pilates has played a key role in my recoveries.

I love teaching Pilates because it is truly for everybody! It is rewarding to see my clients benefit from all Pilates has to offer. The focus to the mind-body connection gives them a needed break from the outside world.

Debbie teaches a Reformer Class on Thursdays at 10:00 am.

If you would like to book a session with Debbie, please call the studio to reserve your spot. (913)4690001

 

Instructor Spotlight on Amy Culp

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I'm proud to feature Amy Culp, she is one of the talented instructors at Pilates by Kahley!

We are honored to have her a part of the PbK family!

Here are some fun and interesting facts about Amy!

 

Favorite Pilates Exercise

My favorite Pilates exercise is the Teaser because it combines breath, centering, flow, concentration, and control.  These are the key principles of Pilates practice.

Favorite Restaurant

My favorite restaurant is Pot Pie in Westport.  I celebrate every special occasion there!

Favorite Book

I love the book Eleanor and park by rainbow Rowell.

Favorite Band

My favorite band is Arcade Fire.  They also have the best live shows!

Hobbies

My hobbies include playing with my kiddos, taking my dog to the dog park, playing guitar, reading, and seeing live music any chance I can get!

Why I love teaching Pilates

I love teaching Pilates because I believe it is so important to spend time focusing on our mind and body awareness.  Pilates is my happy place and I hope everyone in my class feels the same sense of joy!

Amy teaches the following classes:

Mat Pilates on Wednesdays at 9:30a.m.

Reformer on Wednesdays at 8:30a.m. & Thursdays at 12:30p.pm

If you would like to attend one of Amy's classes call the studio to reserve your spot. (913)469.0001

 

 

 

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!

I have some exciting news to announce and what better time to start blogging again!!

With that said...............................


We are pregnant!!

 The moment Izzy and Mason found out the exciting news!!

The moment Izzy and Mason found out the exciting news!!

 

I’m currently 19 weeks and have so many thoughts and emotions running through my mind. So far this journey has had its ups and downs from fighting extreme fatigue (as to be expected) to testing positive with influenza b, which my friends, is NO JOKE!!


The role of being a mother to an infant again has brought many mixed emotions from: joy, fear, and uncertainty, to how the heck am I going to do this again--all while continuing to run a successful business that requires my physical presence 6 days a week!..............Whew!!!!!!


I’m not going to sugar coat anything here, and be completely honest. The pregnancy experience is not exactly my favorite thing! Don't get me wrong- I love the idea of having another little one around, and know that this is an absolute beautiful miracle! I am very, very grateful!  We have truly been blessed already with two happy and healthy children. Our little man, Mason has brought us more happiness and joy than we could ever imagine!  I also have been blessed with a beautiful, sweet, and kind step daughter Izzy, who loves her family unconditionally! 

 Mason kissing my belly, excited about a baby sister or brother!

Mason kissing my belly, excited about a baby sister or brother!

Being pregnant can be a challenge for me, both physically and mentally.  From gaining weight to going to doctors appointments, where there is so much uncertainty associated with each visit and test- it all brings me anxiety.

Guilt and perfectionism are other things that challenge me in my daily life. While being pregnant, and a mom, these challenges are often amplified.

As a mom you want to give your child the absolute best opportunity you can in this world.  With that said- moms you are not alone! Being both a mom and mom-to-be can be scary!

Please allow yourself to feel that you are amazing and doing an outstanding job!

I have to remind myself of that often and Jake does a great job reminding me of this as well! Ultimately we really have no control of what happens and all we can do is exactly what we are doing.

Be present in our children's lives, educate them, be kind, show them that we care, and most importantly love them unconditionally!

I can honestly tell you my faith becomes even stronger as I rely more on God to trust that all will work out-according to his plan.

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I can say without hesitation that we are truly excited and know this is an amazing miracle!  I'm even more excited to share this journey with you!!

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Love always,

Kahley

Xoxo