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Pilates Instruction Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pilates Instruction.

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

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

25 Ways to Get Fit for Less Than $25

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

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

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

Results with Aero pilates xp
Updated 5/6/2014 10:28:42 PM

Hi Folks 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

50 mins of mat pilates and a 1 hour walk! whoohoo!
Updated 4/17/2014 2:20:25 PM

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

pilates suggestions
Updated 3/11/2014 4:24:21 AM

I'd like to start doing Pilates regularly. I've done the videos on Spark, but want something more concrete. I know there are lots available online, but where to start??? ( I'm hoping for something free :) Also, I can't access you-tube. Any sugges...  Read more

Does anyone use a Pilates Edge?
Updated 1/13/2014 1:10:33 PM

I got a Pilates Edge as a gift for Christmas and am learning how to use it from my Pilates instructor. My question is....what are some things that others do on the Edge? Does anyone have any recommendations on where to look for some ideas? I run...  Read more

Pilates Reformer Brands
Updated 12/11/2013 6:13:01 PM

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

Intentar nuevos ejercicios

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

keeping at it no matter what

rebouding and pilates and water aerobics...  Read more

Sparkling Belly Dancers

Welcome to the shimmy zone! Dancing newbies, seasoned performers, cabaret, Tribal, video, live instruction - belly dancing for our lives and getting healthy with a brilliant sparkle!...  Read more

Rave Review: Quick Sculpt Pilates DVD with Toning Ball

I like to do Pilates twice a week. That's the minimum amount of core training I need to keep my persistent back problems at bay and to feel centered and limber. Fortunately for me, I've been teaching two mat classes for the past several years...  Read more

3 DVD Reviews in 1: The 'Keeping Fit' Series

I've been really bad. You see, there's this new DVD—actually set of DVDs—that I tried months ago and loved. I mean L-O-V-E-D. And even though I continue to work out with these DVDs and still enjoy them, I haven't shared them w...  Read more