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
Pilates appears to be a new exercise trend, a new craze. Actually, this system has been in existence since the 1920s. Pronounced "puh-LAH-teez," it is named after its developer, Joseph Pilates. Practiced regularly, it can be a great add... Read more
I am looking at upgrading my pilates reformer. I currently have a cheaper model aero pilates machine but can tell a big difference between those and the model I use for my reformer classes. I am looking into the Stott Pilates model with cardio rebo... Read more
Hi everyone, I'm quite new to the site but I love it so far. However, I've started pilates the other day and I logged my activity in the 'my Fitness' tracker. It says that I only burn 50 calories for doing 60 minutes of pilates. Can that be right?! I... Read more
Hello, everyone! I was hoping I could get some advice on what to expect from a Pilates class. I've never attended a Pilates class before, and tonight will be my first one! I've taken yoga classes (which I love), and I have a couple of "yogilates" vid... 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
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