All Entries For pilates

You Asked: Does Pilates Count as Strength Training?

Pilates can be a great workout. But can it substitute for traditional strength training? Certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer, Coach Nicole, weighs in.
Posted 3/28/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 17 comments   70,814 views
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4 Effective Exercises for a Beach-Ready Butt

Use your own body to strengthen and tone your butt and thighs for summer! These simple exercises zone in on the gluteal fold (where the buttocks and back thighs meet).
Posted 6/24/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 20 comments   79,753 views
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5 Moves That Are Missing from Your Core Workouts

Add these five crucial moves to your routine to target ALL of your abdominal muscles.
Posted 4/29/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 50 comments   258,236 views
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5 Exercises that Sculpt, Strengthen & Soothe Back Pain

Banish back pain--and prevent it in the future--with these yoga and Pilates exercises.
Posted 10/26/2012  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 28 comments   88,175 views
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The Best Workout You Can Do for Your Core

Coach Nicole answers your questions about abs training--and shares the No. 1 exercise you can do for a stronger core.
Posted 10/5/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 35 comments   116,785 views
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What's the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

You've probably noticed a lot of similarities between yoga and Pilates. So how do they really differ? Get the facts from a world renowned expert on both practices.
Posted 8/17/2012  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 31 comments   209,438 views
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Why Men Should Do Pilates

Think Pilates is only for women? Here are the stories of three guys (a triathlete, bodybuilder and everyday exerciser) who all count on Pilates to stay fit and injury-free.
Posted 7/18/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 13 comments   50,814 views
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2 Pilates Moves for Stronger Abs

Research shows that these two common core exercises are much more effective at flattening your belly than standard crunches. Find out why they work--and how to do them yourself!
Posted 6/13/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 21 comments   73,461 views
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DVD Review: Xtend Barre Lean & Chiseled

Find out why this DVD is a great workout for beginner barre exercisers to try.
Posted 8/3/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 27 comments   44,657 views
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3 DVD Reviews in 1: The 'Keeping Fit' Series

Coach Nicole highly recommends this set of cardio, strength and Pilates DVDs. Find out why!
Posted 7/15/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 19 comments   13,738 views
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8 Pilates Moves to Help You Get a Leaner Body!

Pilates exercises not only help one develop a stronger core, they are help with pelvic stabilization, flexibility, agility and mind/body awareness.
Posted 4/26/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 26 comments   48,737 views
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Denise Austin Workout Exclusive: 5-Minute Toning Routine

Can you fit in a good workout in just five minutes? You can when you try these four moves!
Posted 12/17/2010  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 24 comments   28,831 views
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Rave Review: Quick Sculpt Pilates DVD with Toning Ball

Can you really tone up in 10 minutes with this workout set? Coach Nicole dishes the truth about her favorite new workout DVD.
Posted 7/14/2010  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 24 comments   18,687 views
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Another Reason to Try Pilates: Sculpted Arms

Want stronger arms? Strengthen your core and the rest will follow!
Posted 6/4/2010  7:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 49 comments   22,152 views
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There's Nothing Funny about Chelsea Handler's Workouts

Chelsea Handler doesn't take herself too seriously, but achieving her bikini-ready body was no laughing matter. Learn more about this funny woman's workout routine.
Posted 4/9/2010  11:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 101 comments   35,213 views
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