Kyria Sabin Waugaman, pilates instructor at Body Works in Tucson, thanks her members for joining one of her online workout class at Body Works, 1980 E. River Rd., in Tucson, Ariz., on April 17, 2020. In addition to online workout classes, Sabin Waugaman, is creating an online video library for members to access 24/7 as well as adding to her movement encyclopedia that she has been working on for the past three years. "Online is going to be part of the normal," said Sabin Waugaman. Click here to read Tucson's fitness world leans on technology and the internet  

Fit to Be Tried

April 2020 / Tucson Lifestyle March 2020.

Fletcher Pilates instructor Kimberly Schmitz reports on some of the trends in the world of fitness. This article was by published by Tucson Lifestyle March 2020 Vibrating belts, hula hoops, Thigh-masters, Sweatin’ to the Oldies, shaker weights, Jazzercize — the list of fitness fads is long and distinguished. Sometime in the 1980s our favorite celebs got into the fitness game, flexing and demonstrating on daytime and late-night TV. Most people likely watched infomercials and thought seriously about a Bowflex or working out like Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley on the Total Gym. (Work with us here, Millennials and Gen Z!) The point is that every year we bear witness to new fitness trends, some of which have little efficacy or longevity. Bruh, CrossFit is so last decade, amiright? Perhaps some trends are a bit ... out of our comfort zone (we’re...

Dedicated To The Core

November 2018 / Tucson Lifestyle

KYRIA SABIN WAUGAMAN’S VISIT TO TUCSON A FEW DECADES AGO WAS TO BE TEMPORARY — three or four months at most. She already had made plans to attend law school on the east coast and initiate a practice focused on the arts. But her passion project became a calling, then an international phenomenon, the world renown fitness- and life-enhancing philosophy — Fletcher Pilates. This year marks the 25th anniversary of her Body Works Pilates Studio, dedicated to enhancing lives through Pilates. She grew up in the central mountains of Mexico, where her mother started the first bilingual school outside of Mexico City. She later attended Madeira, a school just outside of Washington, D.C., where she worked for the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen. As a Duke University graduate, Kyria worked in galleries, museums and...