Pilates appears to be a new exercise trend, a new craze. Actually, this system has been in existence since the 1920s. Pronounced "puh-LAH-teez," it is named after its developer, Joseph Pilates. Practiced regularly, it can be a great add... 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
Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is... 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
Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
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I'm signed back up in the gym for the winter, and will probably be spending a bit of time on the treadmill, elliptical, and bike. I was thinking it would be nice to take my tablet along and watch a video of the road flying by while I'm walking/pedali... Read more
I like doing the 30 minute circuit at Planet Fitness because it's a full-body workout, and keeps my heart rate up as well. According to my heart rate monitor I burn 300 calories when I do the circuit.
My only worry is that people seem to be say... Read more
I spend a lot of my time in my living room whether it's for studying, watching tv, listening to music or whatever. So overtime My workout tools just end up there which works perfectly. Recently I pulled my Malibu Pilates machine right in front of the... Read more
This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls.... Read more
I love Pilates. Having practiced the method for more than five years, I can't imagine my workout routine without it. My once-persistent back pain is virtually nonexistent these days, an improvement that I attribute to the core strength I've g... Read more
I have always thought of the combination of Pilates and yoga as the perfect marriage. Both are transformational, focused methods of movement that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. In my opinion, their differences complement one... Read more
It's almost 10 and I just got dome doing a 20 minute workout on the Pilates machine. It was a little bit easier this time, so I can see that over time everything won't feel so awkward. I'm really feeling the exercises in my lower abdomen this time... Read more
So, I got up the courage to try out my new Pilates machine - it felt somewhat awkward, but I did manage to finish two exercises. Pretty good for me, considering how out of shape I am. I think I was on the machine for a total of 15 minutes. I am re... Read more
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