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
I'm begining to tire as the week draws to an end. Ive got a body pump and boxersise class this morning then all being well I'll get chance to rest in the day then go to circuits and ab blast class this evening!That's the plan anyway.... Read more
I have to eat a lot less. I have to follow the macros and ratios and percentages. What I have trouble dealing with is the general charts of what I SHOULD eat. What Calories AND CARBS I SHOULD HAVE. The charts are much more generous than I can tolerat... Read more
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
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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