As a fitness instructor, I get a lot of questions about Pilates, from what it is to how it benefits the body. I too was skeptical about how this "gentle" form of exercise—which, to me, looked a lot like lying on the floor—could... Read more
Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
Some days, I am just in a mood. I don’t know what you call it, maybe stressed, bored, lonely, angry, sad, anxious, or tired. I call it "getting into a funk." When it happens, I have allowed my circumstances to dictate my attitude and... Read more
When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l... Read more
Did a Just Walk DVD and it was great. Worked up a good sweat and it wasn't so hard that I couldn't keep up and the lady was really encouraging the whole video. Did two miles total. Feeling good! Gonna try the full three miles next time. #fitness... Read more
I brought a bunch of workout DVD's. I'm so happy. Yrs ago I w/out from the eighties - 2000, I've had some health issues and now I'm back. I get up every morning Mon - Fri at 5:00 AM and have a healthy breakfast/workout... Read more
Getting bored of the same old exercise DVD's? Don't forget your local library! Mine has a great variety of exercise DVD's that are free to try out. Want to see if you like yoga? Always wondered about pilates? Get a chance to try it out at no cos... Read more
Pilates: A Mind-Body ExercisePilates is a fitness workout that builds flexibility, strength, and endurance without adding muscle mass by focusing primarily on the abdominal, hip, and back muscles, called the body's "core" muscles. It was created more... Read more
I like to do Pilates twice a week. That's the minimum amount of core training I need to keep my persistent back problems at bay and to feel centered and limber. Fortunately for me, I've been teaching two mat classes for the past several years... Read more
For those of you avid gym-goers out there, you know how important it is to keep your gym bag stocked and ready to go! If you are anything like me, you also like to stay stylish, even while getting sweaty, which is why I designed my oGorgeous brand of... Read more
Well, I bought it the other day and decided to do it today instead of heading out for a walk. For some reason, I didn't feel like going out today and I was eager to try this new DVD out! Plus the park was full of footballers, my head has been hit by... Read more
Well I want to improve my flexibility so I thought both Yoga & Pilates would help me along with stretching. I have tried yoga at the gym and really am not a fan but pilates I find really fun and I got a good workout. I wanted to give them both a sh... Read more
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