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
Some days, I am just in a mood. I don’t know what you call it, maybe stressed, bored, lonely, angry, sad, anxious, or tired. I call it "getting into a funk." When it happens, I have allowed my circumstances to dictate my attitude and... Read more
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ... Read more
Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever ... Read more
I am new to SparkPeople (just joined Oct 3) but I am very grateful for the tremendous help that the site and all the tools have given me. I have been very faithful with nutrition journaling and water drinking as well as doing fitness. I have to be i... Read more
I'd been doing my cardio fine on my own and started taking some mat work strength training classes. When I did cardio as a class I loved it, but I'm finding it frustrating to do the strength training as a class. I love the instructor, but it is so... Read more
So I don't want to call it a wish list but I guess it is sort of.Once you get motiviated to move you will try new things so make a list of sports or excercises that you have never done.Like hiking (a specific place) try a yoga class, pilates class, s... Read more
Groupon is a site that sends you daily emails about deals in your city. They have deals for food, massages, haircuts, house cleaning, activities--basically anything you could want to do at a fraction of the cost.I have bought deals for Pilates classe... Read more
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
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
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.