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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

exercising after surgery
Updated 8/21/2014 4:12:32 PM

Had surgery 4 weeks ago still have 4 weeks of restrictions, but I can finally walk - so I am thinking starting with a mile a day for now and working my way back up....just wanted to say how excited I am....lol...  Read more

Exercising and Extra Calories
Updated 8/20/2014 9:54:10 PM

Hi Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weight loss journey. I am having so much fun! I have a question my daily calories are 1500, when I exercise they can go up to as much as 1800. Does this mean I have to eat the full 1800 calories? I'm...  Read more

What if you just don't like to exercise ?
Updated 8/22/2014 2:12:50 PM

I am one of these people to prays I can stop eating as many calories because I really don't like to exercise. I can walk and walk and walk. But I don't really like "gym" activities. I don't like group activities. I was never athletic. ...  Read more

Exercise after multiple blood tests?
Updated 8/20/2014 8:23:37 AM

I have had seven vials of blood taken out within the past 48 hours, and I'm feeling pretty weak and woozy. Should I refrain from exercising today? I'm petite and too underweight to donate blood (not because I'm underweight per se, but because a...  Read more

Do you use the exercise ball?
Updated 8/20/2014 12:03:11 PM

I love Coach Nicole's 15 minute workout. When I lie on the ball and lift my legs to do the back strengthening exercise, I feel like I can feel something in my tummy. Does anyone else have this experience?...  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

Intentar nuevos ejercicios

Intentar nuevos tipos de ejerciciosTae-BoKempoPilatesPilates w/ ballpylometricsZumbaP90X Hay que variar!!...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

8 Pilates Moves for 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