Glo Ho Ho

We’ve all heard holiday shopping is a sport but, since most gifts are just a click away with online shopping, we must remember to give more than just our fingers a workout this season.

As a trainer, I am always looking for exciting and different ways to spice up my workouts because, let’s face it, if you aren’t having fun your workout’s probably done. The Pilates Glo class at the A Pilates Studio in Jacksonville Beach offers that and so much more!

Pilates by Amber


This is not your mother’s Pilates class! PilatesGlo, offered by Amber Le Blanc, owner and lead instructor, puts a new spin on traditional Pilates that has been a part of the fitness scene since the 1930’s. Amber transforms her studio into a rockin’ fitness club with neon lights, glow-in-the-dark accessories and upbeat music.

For forty-five minutes, your glowing body is lengthened, strengthened and toned on a reformer, a bed-like platform with a moving carriage and springs that attach for varying resistance. The carriage literally takes your body on a ride, challenging both large and small muscles as you glide between movements. Pilates classes are designed to engage your core (all the abdominal and spinal muscles) to increase flexibility, aid in spinal stability and increase strength.

Pilates by Amber

“Every movement has a purpose” is written on the studio door and believe me, you’ll be feeling that purpose for at least several days after this class! Take a break from your online shopping carts and “checkout” all the unique Pilates classes available at

**Mention this post and you are eligible for a 5 pass class for $100, a $50 discount!

Pilates by Amber

Mary Lauren Eubank
Mary-Lauren is a curly-haired Texan in the trenches of motherhood with two sassy and entertaining daughters. A busy body in the truest sense, she teaches fitness classes all week at Define Jacksonville. To stay sane, Mary-Lauren requires a daily dose of dark chocolate, unwinds with a page-turner and folds laundry watching just the kind of reality TV that she will forbid her girls from watching in the future. A wannabe foodie, she loves to learn about, prepare, experiment and indulge in all things food…well except the shopping part with kids in tow. She blogs about all things fitness from debunking the latest trends to goal setting, Mary-Lauren is passionate about being active, being real and being healthy!


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