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
Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
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
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
For those that have participated in these type of events, what kind of training do you suggest?
I can run a 5k no problem, I am currently working on my upper body strength. I have 9 weeks until my race which is 4 miles long with 17 obstacles in... Read more
Hello my name is Brandi and I am in Dallas TX close to Addison and I spend my time on the couch if I get really bored I work out I am pretty sure that sounds lame but its true. When I say workout I mean DANCE like I need to score 10. LOL I am 29 no c... Read more
I'm looking at new exercise options as I have a bad knee so running is now out. I want something I don't need a gym to do. I recently saw a commercial for a Aero pilates xp exercise machine on TV. It looked impressive but I am always... Read more
I didn't really feel like exercising but I turned on my PC and went to youtube. I started with working my thighs for 10 minutes, then my butt for another 10 minutes, then my obliques, then my lower abs, then my abs and lo and behold, I had done a 50... Read more
I'm an avid golfer. Today, while I played 18 holes, I used a push cart to carry my golf clubs. I'd say I walked about 5 miles. pushing that cart around the course. Anyone else out there also walking their golf course?... Read more
I must admit that I was a little surprised to see a bikini-clad Chelsea Handler on this month's cover of SHAPE magazine. Don't get me wrong—I have always thought that she looks great! But based on the jokes on her TV show, "Chelsea... Read more
When I recently posted about the SparkPeople Fitness Starter Kit, I was surprised to see how many people already owned all (or most) of the equipment in the Kit. That got me wondering: What types of equipment do you have at home? Even though I have a... Read more
Over the holidays, I decided that I'd like to go to more scheduled classes at my gym. Today was my first attempt and I went to a Pilates class. It was tough and the time flew. I will definitely feel the strain tomorrow, all in all, not a bad start.... Read more
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