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Pilates Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pilates.

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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

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

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

Yoga and pilates question. I do my workouts at hom
Updated 10/28/2014 5:32:28 PM

Yoga and pilates question. I do my workouts at home, and spend all my money on bills and kids. So any suggestions on what I can use as a toga or pilates mat? I want to give new exercises a try, but lack equipment....  Read more

Can anyone recommend a Pilate's DVD?
Updated 9/21/2014 4:30:47 PM

Can anyone recommend a Pilate's DVD?...  Read more

Results with Aero pilates xp
Updated 5/6/2014 10:28:42 PM

Hi Folks 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

50 mins of mat pilates and a 1 hour walk! whoohoo!
Updated 4/17/2014 2:20:25 PM

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

pilates suggestions
Updated 3/11/2014 4:24:21 AM

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

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

Pilates Lovers

Are you a nut about pilates or just a fan, come join our experiences....  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

Pilates pilates pilates

Did the Denise Austin Hit the Spot workout today. The saw move kills me! So very very weak. Ugh. I should probably do it every day but it's torture!...  Read more

Joseph Pilates and Pilates exercises

What would Mr Pilates think if he was to come back and visit those of who practice or are in the process of learning? First, he was German born with maladies. As he was not a very strong person, he used exercising the Pilates moves to develop h...  Read more