Skip to content

Thirteen years into founding JETSET Pilates, my daily fitness and Pilates regimen and commitment to healthy eating had kept me strong, lean, and feeling great. However, as I approached my 50th birthday, a transformative moment struck – I stopped seeing results, getting me to rethink my health approach. Despite dedicated Pilates sessions at JETSET Pilates studios around Miami and nutritious meals, I sensed a disconnect. It was as if the engine inside me needed more precise care for the outer parts to respond.  Feeling off-kilter, I recognized the signs of fatigue that lingered. I sought guidance from my holistic coach in Miami, Kimmy Small. Her advice prompted me to delve deeper into my health journey in order to get my Dream Body back.


Comprehensive Assessment via Tailored Blood Work

Preparation for blood test with pretty young woman by female doctor medical uniform on the table in white bright room. Nurse pierces the patient's arm vein with needle blank tube.

Consider undergoing a thorough health assessment. Mine took place at Bio Station in Miami  and I was in for an unpleasant surprise that explained why my routine no longer worked.  A comprehensive blood workup can reveal crucial biomarkers, providing insights into hormone imbalances, testosterone levels, Progesterone, Estrone levels, and more. Understanding these factors is the first step toward a tailored plan for holistic well-being.

Related: Lose 50 Pounds in 90 Days with This Simple Habit, Says Expert


Customized Plan to Optimize My Markers

Meditation, hands woman in lotus pose on a floor for peace, zen or mental health wellness at home. Breathing, relax and female person in living room for energy training, exercise or holistic practice

After that, a longevity doctor worked with me on a tailored plan to get me back on track in 3 months. That plan included both holistic and prescribed therapies.


Sleep Optimization

Traditional wind-up keywound mechanical spring-driven alarm clock on bedside table, focus on girl lying with closed eyes sleeping on bed enjoying fresh bedding soft pillow comfortable mattress concept

Recognize the significance of quality sleep in your overall well-being. As part of my journey, investing in an Oura ring provided valuable insights into sleep patterns. I realized that while working later at night was my productive time, if I did not go to bed before 10pm, my sleep markers were significantly down the next day.

Related: Woman Amazes With Flat Belly After Shedding 50 Pounds in Less Than a Year


Tailored Fitness Routine

Young healthy athletic woman running on a treadmill near the sunny window in the gym and listening music.

Once I was able to fix the engine of my body, I was able to tailor better my fitness routine and seethe results I wanted. While in my 30s I was able to get away not doing cardio or heavy weights, my new routine included Pilates sessions at JETSET Pilates with heavier weight training and more cardio. Because I did not like indoor treadmills or bikes, I learned to play Paddle which provided for intense cardio intervals on the courts.

Related: Whitney Johns Shows Off Her Fit Body and Unveils Her at Home Workout


Mind-Body Connection

Sportswoman stretching arms and relaxing in a field after sport

In the revealing analysis of my biomarkers, it became evident that stress was the silent architect behind various issues impacting my well-being and hindering my fitness results. Instead of merely addressing the symptoms, I realized the necessity of delving deeper into the root cause – stress. I started to create my own morning and evening dynamic stretching routines that were a mere 7 minutes long and that I could do at home.  This journey as we age is more than skin-deep and is more than learning about what fitness method is the best—it's about optimizing the intricate balance within. Armed with newfound knowledge, I embarked on a holistic approach to my 50s, realizing that true wellness involves not only physical strength but also a harmonious integration of science, self-discovery, and a commitment to overall well-being.

Tamara Galinsky is a Brand President & Founder of JETSET Pilates

Tamara Galinsky
Tamara Galinsky is a Brand President & Founder of JETSET Pilates Read more
Filed Under