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
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
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
When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
I know... Read more
I have some extra skin in my abdomen due to pregnancy/stretch marks (and possibly weight loss). Will this impair the accuracy of caliper measurement of my body fat percentage? Thanks for your response!
362... Read more
I'm Linda of L.A. I just started on SparkPeople about 3 days ago and am excited to have found the site!!!
I've been stress eating and taking meds in which side effects are weight gain (not happy). I have been eating so much a... Read more
For some reason I can't get these 2 things on the same page. My mind says stop eating and start moving and my body says I'm too tired and who cares if you eat another bowl of ice-cream lol
I started this journey (again) at the end of january, v... Read more
This may sound odd, but can you picture yourself at a healthy weight?
I was at a healthy weight in my 20s, so I guess I associate that with youth. Plus, I remember my mom at my age always struggling with her weight.
I look at myself in the... Read more
okay-- i found this great site called blogilates-- pilates (by pilates instructor cassey ho-- she is so fun & inspiring) on her blog; you can also find her on youtube (pop pilates) and facebook (blogilates)- what i like is that she talkes you throu... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... 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
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
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