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
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
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
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
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
I've just started day one of a pilates course and I feel so good! I've been finding it hard to stay on track recently, but steps in the right direction, however small, are still proof of progress. Have a good day folks! X... Read more
Almost forgot about my Pilates class this morning. Didn't though. Had an amazing workout and a great way to start the day. Went to the grocery store for fruit breakfast and even remembered to FINALLY drop off my dry cleaning. Feel accomplished.... Read more
Feeling good. Just started a Pilates program to go along with doing the elliptical. Feeling a little sore, but it is a good sore. Husband and son had Wing Stop to go along with watching football, while I opted for a healthy vegetarian dish.... 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
When I recently posted about the SparkPeople Fitness Starter Kit, I was surprised to see how many people already owned all (or most) of the equipment in the Kit. That got me wondering: What types of equipment do you have at home? Even though I have a... Read more
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
I am so excited I just ordered a Stamina AeroPilates Premier 271 and it should be here by Thursday.
I have wanted one for a few years and finally its on its way!
I know that it is not a great way to loose weight and that is not my intention.
M... Read more
So, I went for an initial consult with a running coach today. She is the same coach who talked me back into the water after I panicked during an open water swim clinic before my sprint triathlon. She trains both runners & triathletes.
The consul... Read more
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