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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

12 Workouts to Pack for Your Next Vacation

What is it about traveling that makes us forget the word "exercise" exists and believe calories magically don't count? No matter if it's a work trip, a beach getaway or an international adventure, the minute you pull into that hotel...  Read more

I did Leslie Sansone's 3 mile sleek & slim Pilate's walk. According to my heart rate monitor I burne
Updated 9/23/2016 9:27:07 AM

I did Leslie Sansone's 3 mile sleek & slim Pilate's walk. According to my heart rate monitor I burned 565 calories. Feels good to cross exercise off my list for the day!😁...  Read more

Pilates this morning, swim 1200-1400 yds, run if I
Updated 9/14/2016 7:42:03 AM

Pilates this morning, swim 1200-1400 yds, run if I have any energy left. Then pick my kid up at school in 45 min-1 hr drive in DC traffic fun times that's my day...  Read more

When tracking exercise I found that pilates only c
Updated 9/7/2016 12:25:18 PM

When tracking exercise I found that pilates only counts for like 140 calorie burn. Trainer says 250. Is there a way to fix that? Need all the credit due, right?...  Read more

Pilates rebounder
Updated 8/30/2016 11:06:23 AM

I just bought a Pilates Rebounder on clearance from QVC. I did some research before I bought it and reviews were good. I am looking forward to trying this type of exercise! Right now the 70 pound box is sitting at the bottom of the steps waiting f...  Read more

Progress, not Perfection : Pilates, followed by Yo
Updated 8/20/2016 6:01:50 PM

Progress, not Perfection : Pilates, followed by Yoga class yesterday. Felt fine afterward. Bought size 14 blouse, and size Medium slacks. Yippee!!!!...  Read more

Pilates: A Mind-Body Exercise

Pilates: A Mind-Body ExercisePilates is a fitness workout that builds flexibility, strength, and endurance without adding muscle mass by focusing primarily on the abdominal, hip, and back muscles, called the body's "core" muscles. It was created more...  Read more

Intentar nuevos ejercicios

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

Pilates Lovers

Strengthening bodies and minds...  Read more

8 Pilates Moves to Help You Get 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

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

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