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
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
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
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
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'm looking at new exercise options as I have a bad knee so running is now out. I want something I don't need a gym to do. I recently saw a commercial for a Aero pilates xp exercise machine on TV. It looked impressive but I am always... Read more
I didn't really feel like exercising but I turned on my PC and went to youtube. I started with working my thighs for 10 minutes, then my butt for another 10 minutes, then my obliques, then my lower abs, then my abs and lo and behold, I had done a 50... Read more
I'd like to start doing Pilates regularly. I've done the videos on Spark, but want something more concrete. I know there are lots available online, but where to start??? ( I'm hoping for something free :) Also, I can't access you-tube.
Any sugges... Read more
I got a Pilates Edge as a gift for Christmas and am learning how to use it from my Pilates instructor. My question is....what are some things that others do on the Edge? Does anyone have any recommendations on where to look for some ideas?
I run... Read more
I am looking at upgrading my pilates reformer. I currently have a cheaper model aero pilates machine but can tell a big difference between those and the model I use for my reformer classes. I am looking into the Stott Pilates model with cardio rebo... Read more
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
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
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