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Before You Sweat: Pilates Cheat Sheet

Thinking about trying a Pilates class? To get more out of the experience, grab our cheat sheet before you go.
Posted 8/1/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 1 comments   21,756 views
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Piloxing in Action: 8 Moves to Try at Home

Want to try PILOXING in the comfort of home? Here are 8 sample workouts, complete with pictures.
Posted 5/26/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 15 comments   33,066 views
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Piloxing: The Hot Hybrid Workout That's Got Us Throwing Punches

What do you get when Pilates meets boxing? Discover Piloxing, the hot fusion fitness workout that's filling up studios across the country.
Posted 5/19/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 11 comments   38,710 views
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You Asked: Does Pilates Count as Strength Training?

Pilates can be a great workout. But can it substitute for traditional strength training? Certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer, Coach Nicole, weighs in.
Posted 3/28/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 23 comments   98,719 views
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4 Effective Exercises for a Beach-Ready Butt

Use your own body to strengthen and tone your butt and thighs for summer! These simple exercises zone in on the gluteal fold (where the buttocks and back thighs meet).
Posted 6/24/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 22 comments   97,397 views
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5 Moves That Are Missing from Your Core Workouts

Add these five crucial moves to your routine to target ALL of your abdominal muscles.
Posted 4/29/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 52 comments   340,578 views
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5 Exercises that Sculpt, Strengthen & Soothe Back Pain

Banish back pain--and prevent it in the future--with these yoga and Pilates exercises.
Posted 10/26/2012  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 41 comments   111,474 views
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The Best Workout You Can Do for Your Core

Coach Nicole answers your questions about abs training--and shares the No. 1 exercise you can do for a stronger core.
Posted 10/5/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 40 comments   145,348 views
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What's the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

You've probably noticed a lot of similarities between yoga and Pilates. So how do they really differ? Get the facts from a world renowned expert on both practices.
Posted 8/17/2012  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 32 comments   245,200 views
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Why Men Should Do Pilates

Think Pilates is only for women? Here are the stories of three guys (a triathlete, bodybuilder and everyday exerciser) who all count on Pilates to stay fit and injury-free.
Posted 7/18/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 13 comments   61,169 views
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2 Pilates Moves for Stronger Abs

Research shows that these two common core exercises are much more effective at flattening your belly than standard crunches. Find out why they work--and how to do them yourself!
Posted 6/13/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 24 comments   92,204 views
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DVD Review: Xtend Barre Lean & Chiseled

Find out why this DVD is a great workout for beginner barre exercisers to try.
Posted 8/3/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 27 comments   47,790 views
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3 DVD Reviews in 1: The 'Keeping Fit' Series

Coach Nicole highly recommends this set of cardio, strength and Pilates DVDs. Find out why!
Posted 7/15/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 19 comments   15,027 views
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8 Pilates Moves to Help You Get a Leaner Body!

Pilates exercises not only help one develop a stronger core, they are help with pelvic stabilization, flexibility, agility and mind/body awareness.
Posted 4/26/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 26 comments   51,818 views
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Denise Austin Workout Exclusive: 5-Minute Toning Routine

Can you fit in a good workout in just five minutes? You can when you try these four moves!
Posted 12/17/2010  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 24 comments   30,739 views
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