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Exercise Pilates Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Exercise Pilates.

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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

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

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

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

How to Breathe During Exercise

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

Water and exercise
Updated 3/30/2015 7:09:37 AM

I am just starting to exercise more. I found that after waking up morning is my best time to exercise. I drink a quart of water first than a few stretches , nothing to strenuous, and then 50 reps on my cardio glide. Then some golf swings throughout t...  Read more

Why when im logging food or exercise does it say i
Updated 3/29/2015 8:24:07 AM

Why when im logging food or exercise does it say i havent logged anything when i have?...  Read more

Exercise while recovering from knee surgery.
Updated 3/29/2015 10:13:22 AM

Hi everyone! Just wondering what you may suggest? I'm almost 2 weeks post up and am gradual taking normal steps! My muscles are still quite tight but I would like to keep active. Any suggestions? Jenn...  Read more

pilates and back pain
Updated 3/30/2015 1:05:10 PM

I just did a pilates workout (by fitness blender) where there were lotso f leg movements while on your back. It hurt my lower back soooooooo bad. I have no idea what to do. Am I doing something wrong or should i just avoid pilates for my back?...  Read more

Lower Back Pain with Exercise
Updated 3/28/2015 6:31:39 PM

I am in Pulmonary Rehab. I have constant lower back pain because I am super morbidly obese and not accustomed to exercise. I don't want to quit. How can I manage the pain?...  Read more

Intentar nuevos ejercicios

Intentar nuevos tipos de ejerciciosTae-BoKempoPilatesPilates w/ ballpylometricsZumbaP90X Hay que variar!!...  Read more

keeping at it no matter what

rebouding and pilates and water aerobics...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

8 Pilates Moves for a Leaner Body

My first exposure to Pilates was in summer of the 2009, but since I was in the midst of training for my first marathon, I found I did not have the time or the energy to devote to attending a weekly class. But the few months that I did participate in...  Read more

Why Men Should Do Pilates

It's no secret that I love Pilates. It's one of my favorite workouts for a number of reasons. It has helped me develop greater core strength, increase my flexibility, manage my chronic back pain, improve my posture, and relieve stress. I trul...  Read more