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
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
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
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
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
How do you maintain a positive body image while you are trying to change and loose weight?
I look at Tess Holliday, the plus size model, and she is gorgeous and so positive and self-confident.
I don't have tons of negative body issues....I... Read more
I hate rest days! I know my body needs them, but my mind and will power also take a rest. Feels like starting all over again. I am going to make it to the gym today and pound out every bad decision i made yesterday! Ugh!... Read more
okay-- i found this great site called blogilates-- pilates (by pilates instructor cassey ho-- she is so fun & inspiring) on her blog; you can also find her on youtube (pop pilates) and facebook (blogilates)- what i like is that she talkes you throu... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
Thanks for entering! The contest is CLOSED, and winners will be annouced soon! Congratulations, SparkPeople Members! We've hit another milestone on our road to healthy living. This weekend, we surpassed the 7 million pound mark! 7,000,000 pounds! Tha... Read more
Thanks to the 1,683 people who entered our dailySpark 7 Million Pound Celebration Giveaway! Four lucky readers will get a set of Pilates body bands by Savasa! So who won? Congratulations to these dailySpark winners, who shared their motivations with... Read more
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