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
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
Help! I did a workout video The total body workout by Amy but want to know if it would be low or high aerobics? I usually do a video by Leslie Sansone which is like walk away the pounds but I'm not sure what to categorize Amy's video under, thanks... Read more
I'm also trying to figure out why my body sticks to that weight and doesn't want to let it go, I have changed so many bad habits to good, I know I'm doing much better than before, may be we should workout more? if I find out i'll let you know.... Read more
I'm on week 3 of cardio training and body weight training. I feel discouraged as I've not been able to see any results yet but I can feel my body changing. I just joined this group today cause I would like to hear other people success stories.... Read more
I am a highly active 34yo female. Each week my training includes 3hrs of martial arts, 2hrs of yoga, 1hr of Zumba, 2-3 session of core conditioning, and some time on my elliptical. My husband and I have begun fertility treatments and each month I... 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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