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Pilates Instructor Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pilates Instructor.

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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

30 Fitness Pros Spill Their Secrets

You probably already know why you want to work out, whether it's to lose weight, build muscle or live a longer, healthier life. But the how might be a little harder to pinpoint. If you're not sure where to start, or if you've stalled...  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

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

Haha I do that during complex yoga or pilates. Oft
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Haha I do that during complex yoga or pilates. Often the instructor will say don't forget your breathing and I'm like oh yeah, I forgot to breathe again....  Read more

Pilates and yoga are both great low impact exercis
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Pilates and yoga are both great low impact exercises that are good for strength, especially in your core. Strength workouts build muscle which will help you lose weight as well. You don't need to be running a marathon, everything counts....  Read more

Look up some pilates vids if you can, it's great f
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Look up some pilates vids if you can, it's great for core strength. And anything that uses body weight is great if you don't have access to equipment (or even if you do!)...  Read more

I do yoga, pilates, balance classes (yoga, pilates
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I do yoga, pilates, balance classes (yoga, pilates and tai chi to music), weightlifting, zumba and walking/jogging. I feel it's going to keep my body guessing so it doesn't get used to doing the same old thing....  Read more

I do pilates for core strength and Bodypump classe
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I do pilates for core strength and Bodypump classes, which are a full body weightlifting group class to music. It's great because I have the direction I like and get a full body strength workout....  Read more

A GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE-- FUN & CHALLENGING

okay-- i found this great site called blogilates-- pilates (by pilates instructor cassey ho-- she is so fun & inspiring) on her blog; you can also find her on youtube (pop pilates) and facebook (blogilates)- what i like is that she talkes you throu...  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

Pilates Lovers

Strengthening bodies and minds...  Read more

Why Men Should Do Pilates

It's no secret that I love Pilates. It's one of my favorite workouts for a number of reasons. It has helped me develop greater core strength, increase my flexibility, manage my chronic back pain, improve my posture, and relieve stress. I trul...  Read more

Steal Kate Winslet's Low-Cost Workout Secret!

Kate Winslet is a talented actor and mother of two. Despite her real-life role as a working mom, Kate is looking slim, toned, and downright fit in recent photos and stories—not to mention her new movies, The Reader and Revolutionary Road. In a recent...  Read more

The youngest Pilates instructor ever

This month I’m making a concerted effort to include the kids in everything I do by way of exercise. My thoughts are that, if I let them see that exercise can be fun and let them participate or watch me, they’ll form good habits at a tender age. So...  Read more

My Pilates Instructor is Sick?!?!? Now what????

I got up today excited for my pilates class. I take this class two days a week and I live for them! I feel SO good all day after I take this class that I have now become a PILATES addict!! Today I show up for my class and everyone in my class is w...  Read more