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Reformers Pilates Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Reformers Pilates.

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9 Myths & Misconceptions about Pilates

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

25 Ways to Get Fit for Less Than $25

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

A Skeptic's Guide to Pilates

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

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

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

Do You Have the Right Mat for the Job?

If you've ever stretched or exercised on a hardwood floor, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when sitting, kneeling, or trying yoga and Pilates exercises. For these activities, an exercise mat will offer support and traction, but not all...  Read more

I do gym classes 5 days a week, pilates, yoga, wei
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I do gym classes 5 days a week, pilates, yoga, weightlifting, balance and zumba. I also do intervals 3 days....  Read more

Do it, I'm sure you'll love it! I do pilates, yoga
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Do it, I'm sure you'll love it! I do pilates, yoga, bodybalance, zumba and bodypump. You can keep your workouts so varied with a bunch of difference classes, it's great....  Read more

Haha I do that during complex yoga or pilates. Oft
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Haha I do that during complex yoga or pilates. Often the instructor will say don't forget your breathing and I'm like oh yeah, I forgot to breathe again....  Read more

Pilates and yoga are both great low impact exercis
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Pilates and yoga are both great low impact exercises that are good for strength, especially in your core. Strength workouts build muscle which will help you lose weight as well. You don't need to be running a marathon, everything counts....  Read more

Look up some pilates vids if you can, it's great f
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Look up some pilates vids if you can, it's great for core strength. And anything that uses body weight is great if you don't have access to equipment (or even if you do!)...  Read more

Exercise Equipment

SEarch craigslist.org and sign up and post on freecycle and cheapcycle in your area for deals on fitness equipment. Much is free or at a major discount84...  Read more

Pilates: A Mind-Body Exercise

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

Pilates Lovers

Strengthening bodies and minds...  Read more

Poll: What fitness equipment do you have at home?

When I recently posted about the SparkPeople Fitness Starter Kit, I was surprised to see how many people already owned all (or most) of the equipment in the Kit. That got me wondering: What types of equipment do you have at home? Even though I have a...  Read more

There's Nothing Funny about Chelsea Handler's Workouts

I must admit that I was a little surprised to see a bikini-clad Chelsea Handler on this month's cover of SHAPE magazine. Don't get me wrong—I have always thought that she looks great! But based on the jokes on her TV show, "Chelsea...  Read more