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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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