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
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
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
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There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
Hi everyone, I'm quite new to the site but I love it so far. However, I've started pilates the other day and I logged my activity in the 'my Fitness' tracker. It says that I only burn 50 calories for doing 60 minutes of pilates. Can that be right?! I... Read more
Hello, everyone! I was hoping I could get some advice on what to expect from a Pilates class. I've never attended a Pilates class before, and tonight will be my first one! I've taken yoga classes (which I love), and I have a couple of "yogilates" vid... Read more
Are Pilates and Yoga acceptable forms of exercise to do for the strength training? Or do I need to incorporate weights and do exercises such as squats, lunges, etc. If both Pilates and Yoga are acceptable, how many times a week and how long for each... Read more
Greetings from L.A.! I'm here attending the IDEA World Fitness Convention, which is dubbed the largest health and fitness expo for fitness pros in the world! I'm here taking fun workouts and workshops to help me get all the details on the new... Read more
Whether you are curvy, muscular, or slim, chances are you want to have a swimsuit-ready backside, especially in the area where the buttocks meet the upper thigh (called the gluteal fold). Strengthening this area can help lift, tighten and tone... Read more
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