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Pilates Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pilates Exercise.

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Do You Have the Right Mat for the Job?

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

9 Myths & Misconceptions about Pilates

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

A Skeptic's Guide to Pilates

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

8 Workouts You'll Love if You Hate to Sweat

There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko...  Read more

How to Breathe During Exercise

When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out. I know...  Read more

How can I find the time in the day to exercise whe
Updated 5/24/2016 12:03:23 AM

How can I find the time in the day to exercise when I am 6 am to 8 pm ? Any exercises or ideas on how to get at least 30 minutes of exercise....  Read more

#exercise Time to play when I pick it up
Updated 5/23/2016 8:20:49 PM

#exercise Time to play when I pick it up...  Read more

#exercise Bought my bf a 5lb dumbbell to work his
Updated 5/25/2016 11:40:27 AM

#exercise Bought my bf a 5lb dumbbell to work his bad arm with but I'm using it now. Only problem is he waived it in my doxies face now he thinks it's a toy. I have to hide in the kitchen when cooking to do my lifts with it because the dog thinks it...  Read more

#exercise or fitbit? Tonight I managed to do the w
Updated 5/23/2016 7:05:26 PM

#exercise or fitbit? Tonight I managed to do the walk away the pounds 3 Mile boosted walk. I'm wondering if I should input the exercise into my SparkPeople account, or if the sync with Fitbit will be enough?...  Read more

What is your go to exercise? #motivation
Updated 5/24/2016 11:28:23 AM

What is your go to exercise? #motivation...  Read more

starting the day before you get out of bed. Quite time

I do my stretching/pilates exercises before I get out of bed.... while my body is still warm and the snooze button doesn't go off for another 5 mins... I added this to my daily devotional time..Pray. Stretch. Eat...  Read more

Pilates: A Mind-Body Exercise

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

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

8 Pilates Moves to Help You Get a Leaner Body!

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

What's the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

I have always thought of the combination of Pilates and yoga as the perfect marriage. Both are transformational, focused methods of movement that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. In my opinion, their differences complement one...  Read more

Pick your Level: Weight Loss Pilates (Exercise DVD Review)

Me posting about an exercise DVD. http://www.carolaskan.com/2013/04/pick-y
our-level-weight-loss-pilates-exercise
-dvd-review/...  Read more

Katrina Fitness Presents: Ease into Pilates (Exercise DVD Review)

Me talking about this mornings workout: http://www.carolaskan.com/2013/04/katrin
a-fitness-presents-ease-into-pilates-e
xercise-dvd-review/...  Read more