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Pilates Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pilates.

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

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Pilates

Curious about Pilates--what it is, whether it's right for you, or how to get started? Here's a collection of resources and workouts to get you started on the right foot with this mind-body fitness practice. 9 Myths & Miscon...  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

VIDEO: 12-Minute Pilates Abs Workout

(Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.) For more information about this video, please scroll down to read the text below the video player. [sp_dart_video] Take this video with you! Click here for a printable version o...  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

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

Does anyone use a Pilates Edge?
Updated 1/13/2014 1:10:33 PM

I got a Pilates Edge as a gift for Christmas and am learning how to use it from my Pilates instructor. My question is....what are some things that others do on the Edge? Does anyone have any recommendations on where to look for some ideas? I run...  Read more

Pilates Reformer Brands
Updated 12/11/2013 6:13:01 PM

I am looking at upgrading my pilates reformer. I currently have a cheaper model aero pilates machine but can tell a big difference between those and the model I use for my reformer classes. I am looking into the Stott Pilates model with cardio rebo...  Read more

Only 50 calories burned in an hour of Pilates?
Updated 12/10/2013 3:25:41 PM

Hi everyone, I'm quite new to the site but I love it so far. However, I've started pilates the other day and I logged my activity in the 'my Fitness' tracker. It says that I only burn 50 calories for doing 60 minutes of pilates. Can that be right?! I...  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

Tried pilates and now a pilates freak!!!!

Well been a while since I wrote a blog. So here is an update on things... School is going amazing I am enjoying it and understanding everything so far. I also made a few friends which is nice!! I have been doing very good with my eating...  Read more