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
If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... 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
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
I have been thinking about incorporating some Pilates into my workout routine. I was thinking of doing it once a week and do full body strength training 2x/week, and cardio on my other days. I know that there are a lot of resources online as well as... 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
After working out dilegently and doing the same DVDs every morning, I was getting bored and was losing motivation. I have joined a gym and am trying new classes to keep interested. I tried a beginner Pilates yesterday! WOW!!!! I'm going back!!!!... Read more
Have you seen the infomericals for Malibu Pilates, the exercise chair endorsed by Susan Lucci? I've seen them, and they make some big promises: "Drop a dress size in 10 days! The most innovative blend of Pilates and aerobic exercise!" While I watch a... Read more
Recently I chatted with a talented young writer named Shauna Reid, better known as Dietgirl. Seven years ago, Shauna was living in her native Australia and chowing down on family-size bricks of chocolate most afternoons. She weighed 351 pounds, battl... Read more
I started doing Pilates at the YMCA several years ago. If you've never done Pilates, it's a good idea (if possible) to take a few instructor lead classes to get the form and breathing techniques right.
over the years, I've found 3 Pilates DVDs... Read more
a bit of advice: if you have an electronic, battery scale, don't forget to change the batteries at least every few years! I don't think I've ever changed the batteries on mine, and I've had it at least 4 years. Granted, I didn't use it for a long tim... Read more
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