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
Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
When it comes to getting fit and healthy, there's no magic pill or secret shortcut for reaching your goals. Whether you'd like to drop a few pounds, build more muscle or achieve a more dramatic, life-changing weight loss, the recipe for succe... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run, skip the stretches and go straight to the post-run burger, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion an... Read more
I exercised on Sunday, doing an abs and cardio workout. My thighs are still aching today. I took a break on Monday. I was supposed to exercise today but I got tempted to watch Korean drama with my Mom.
I was really tired the entire afternoon, I... Read more
Today is day off from exercising. Tomorrow be back. Right knee is killing me. Going to get a brace or something before I'm back to it. Taking some IBU and heading to bed. Long night last night. Have a great day!!!... Read more
I so appreciate the variety of exercise videos and "how-to's" provided on this site. I can't do some of them, but the good news is, I CAN do some of them. That's a far cry better than where I was before. Thanks Spark People!... Read more
So I'm proud to say I exercised a great deal of self control at the store today. I had a set back in my diet as of late. I went to the store got the fixings for salads and fruit snacks and got no junk food. Yay for self control. #food... Read more
I use my exercise ball to increase the intensity of hamstring stretches. First I get into a yoga position called "legs up the wall". (Back and head on floor, legs at 90 degrees up the wall.) Then I place the exercise ball between the wall and the b... Read more
I am NOT a yoga person, but needed something to help stretch me out as I have had trouble with back/hip/hamstring that kept me from being able to exercise at all. This DVD feels so good on those tight areas and many things are what my physical therap... Read more
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for... Read more
When recovering from a sprain, the first goal is to slowly regain a full range of movement. The first 24 hours are important for icing, rest and elevation to reduce the amount of inflammation. It's important to start rehabilitation exercises as s... Read more
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