Because Nothing Is More Important.

Feeling good, healthy, and strong are imperative for a long, happy life, and our expert local trainers, therapists, instructors, and nutritionists have the training, experience, and passion to get (and keep!) you in the best shape of your life. Life can get hectic and stressful…from yoga to weight training, Pilates to the latest in food science, we are here help.
October 14, 2020

Tools of Yoga for Life + Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety

Right now, any yoga practitioner can join our fantastic group of teachers in training for one or more of the many fascinating topics we’ll explore. Yes, that’s right, we’re offering you a once […]
September 9, 2020

What’s a Woman to Do When Fitness Research Is All About Men?

Have you experienced going Keto or Paleo and feeling great for one week, but feeling terrible the next? Have you lost weight one week and then gained it the next while staying on […]
August 12, 2020

Writing a Memoir in Quarantine

The silver lining of quarantine for me has been that it’s given me more time to read and write. I received my MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University almost twenty years ago with […]
July 8, 2020

Mind the Mat’s New Outdoor Classes

What is the perfect workout? Well, I’m a bit biased of course, but when equipment access is limited, the method with the least number of barriers but the highest amount of benefits sounds […]
June 10, 2020

Make Your Mat A Special Space: Design Tips & Signature Items

My friend, Regan Ruiz, owner of Atmosphere | Home, a décor and lifestyle brand, recently said something to me that made me stop. I was asking her for some tips on creating a space to practice yoga […]
May 13, 2020

Surround Yourself with Wellness Experts & Stay Healthy At Home with These Moves

Imagine yourself in the center of this circle of people pictured below – that’s what it’s like to be a member at Mind the Mat, with the knowledge of all these experts at […]
April 8, 2020

Mind the Mat’s How-To for Online Classes

We will get through this together. As we’ve temporarily suspended in-person classes, we are now offering Digital Classes at this time. We urge you to stay healthy and join us from the comfort of your home. We care about you! Please […]
March 11, 2020

I Don’t Have a 6-pack and I Don’t Want One

It’s a common misconception: “Wow. Man, you must have killer 6-pack abs!” It’s what most might expect in a PIlates teacher. But no, I don’t. And I don’t want them. Here’s why:   […]
February 12, 2020

My Beloved Gurus: Depression & Anxiety

I was a happy kid. I made friends easily. I was athletic. I liked school. Then I went to college at the University of Michigan. I still made friends easily. I was still […]
January 22, 2020

Get Fit! Arlington Community Fitness Events

In 2019, Arlington was ranked the nation’s fittest city by the American College of Sports Medicine’s American Fitness Index. With hundreds of fitness studios, beautiful running trails, and community fitness events, it is […]
January 15, 2020

The New Cardio Question: To Fast or Not To Fast

If you follow me on Instagram (please do: @drmeganbrown), you know this summer I went on a Bermuda bender with Alexandria Stylebook contributor, Chef Nicole. After my trip, I reached out to IG land […]
December 18, 2019

Give the Gift of Good Health

The holidays are here and the gift-giving season is in full swing. And while we all love a pretty box tied up with a ribbon under the tree…we want to help you think […]
November 20, 2019

Our Favorite Winter Activities

Let’s face it…it’s getting cold out there! And while this weather can make us want to just curl up by the fire in our pajamas, the truth is there are some really fun […]
November 13, 2019

How To Make Estrogen Your Ally

Do you remember that tampon commercial where a girl (apparently) inserts tampon, puts on her white bathing suit, and runs out to play a vigorous game of volleyball? Two words: false advertising. Recent […]
November 4, 2019

Welcome to Arlington Stylebook

CLICK HERE to Subscribe! Stay in the know on all things Arlington.   First and foremost – we are really excited to have you be a part of our inaugural week – so […]