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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 with injury.
Updated 8/28/2014 10:09:30 AM

I fell and badly bruised my knee. I need alternative ways to exercise. The doctor wants me to rest and ice my knee. How do I get cardio and strength without hurting my knee....  Read more

cardio/strength exercise
Updated 8/27/2014 2:15:50 PM

is it ok to do cardio and stregnth excercise on the same day or should they be done on seperate days?...  Read more

Strokes and exercise/weight loss
Updated 8/27/2014 1:48:16 PM

I have had a stroke and am a diabetic. Most of the exercises are very difficult if not impossible for me to do. Weight loss is very important to me, but I need to exercise to lose weight in any significant amount. I am a diabetic but my A1c is goo...  Read more

High Intensity Low Impact Exercises
Updated 8/25/2014 11:44:38 PM

What are effective high Intensity low impact exercises? I ran on the treadmill on Monday at 4.5 mph and my knees are still aching on Saturday! I need a good workout to burn calories without a lot of impact on my knees....  Read more

exercise videos won't stay on.
Updated 8/25/2014 8:53:08 PM

I get the exercise videos on youtube fine but every time I try a spark people video, It stops after just a couple of min and a circle keeps going around and it never comes back on. It has been like this for a very long time. I gave up for months th...  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