About Alex

I am an expert on the body, mind, and spirit. I have a degree in Exercise Science and my passion is to exhilarate the mind and body through safe effective exercise (pitaiyo) and daily positive affirmation. My purpose is to share all that I know to mentally and physically strengthen all that I come in contact with; in person or virtually. I am the owner and creator of Pitaiyo a pilates, tai chi and yoga fusion exercise. I believe that YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK and that the "I am" statement has so much power. Pitaiyo is also an acronym for Put It Together All In Your Orbit. Your orbit is your life - put all of my tips into your orbit to live a life you love!

I have a dream

By | January 15th, 2017|General|

I have a dream. This week it's nose to the ground serious dream catching.  This week anything is possible... beyond your wildest dreams. Today.  Now.  Write down your dream or dreams (why only have one).  I'm building a new house so I am dreaming of patios and planters.  My landscaping dreams are combination of what [...]

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What the “cold” does to your posture

By | January 10th, 2017|General|

When we are cold we say to ourselves "I am cold."  A knee jerk reaction is the cross our arms across our chest for warmth.  Crossing your arms physiologically elevates the trapezious muscles around your neck and shortens your pectorals.  This posture can cause tension around the neck.   The next time you say "I'm [...]

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My journey with journaling. Putting thoughts on paper.

By | January 10th, 2017|General|

If I am to build my nest let the foundation be the strongest I can find.  One sheet of paper per day to strengthen my nest. How to start: Get a  composition book, a note pad or scratch paper.  Pick a time(s) that work best for you.   I find evening works best for me.  I [...]

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Fly bird into the new year build a new nest.

By | December 31st, 2016|General|

Build your nest.  Inspired by a walk and a bird’s nest high in a winter’s tree. As the holiday season ends with a new year bang an affirmation and sonnet if born. Much soul searching from outside my soul has led me to trust myself. Trust my wisdom and purpose to share all that I [...]

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Exercises for low back pain

By | October 19th, 2016|General|

Simple exercises to receive back pain. Exercises that relieve the body of back pain include all exercises in the Pitaiyo practice. Pitaiyo combines three disciplines: pilates, tai chi and yoga. the Pitaiyo practice is chock full of preventative back pain exercises. Pitaiyo DVD's are available! First lets start with how you get out of bed. [...]

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Finding The IT

By | October 13th, 2016|Press and Media|

Finding The "IT" Fredericksburg's local Front Porch newspaper featured Pitaiyo in a short story of the October 2016 issue. Click through to the online edition to read about Pitaiyo's history, how it evolved, and some of the ideas that make Pitaiyo a great exercise system! Finding The "It"

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By | July 25th, 2016|General|

I AM A MIRACLE. You are the Greatest Miracle in the world, from the book The Greatest Miracle in the World written by Og Mandino. The greatest miracle in the world is you. We forget that we are miracles (all too often). Human beings tend to get sucked into mediocrity and like glue we feel stuck. This [...]

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Life Hack: Choked by clutter

By | May 6th, 2016|General|

de clutter and the art of tidying up Ever feel choked by clutter or drained by household duties. A tidying system assists in the "get to" versus "have to" mindset. Life Hack: Your household schedules and systems to de-clutter I picked up and organizing tip, started using and noticed efficiency. The tip was [...]

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By | April 17th, 2016|General|

Buzzing like a bee through life? I catch myself buzzing around being very busy. Buzz, buzz, buzz.  Each week I create a new affirmation series for the Pitaiyo exercise classes.  This week I stop buzzing like a bee and we roll three weeks into one.  Three weeks ago the affirmation/mantra was: BE UNREASONABLE.  I love [...]


4 Simple Life Changing Tips

By | February 18th, 2016|General|

Four Tips That Will Change Your Life, why wait for spring to clean things up? Spring cleaning, spring is right around the corner.  Spring, a time to open the windows and air out the house.  Spring, a time of renewal and a time to clear space in your house.  How about clearing out space in [...]

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