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
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... 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 went to the Doc about a week ago and she said I shouldn't think about going to the gym, but I'm starting to feel better (not coughing) and I was thinking maybe today I can handle something gentle like a "bodyflow" class at my YMCA. I haven't tried... Read more
I've been eating healthier and exercising more for over a year now. I've lost about 40 lbs and basically have stalled out, and really could use to lose another 10-15 lbs but can't seem to break through this barrier! Any suggestions?... Read more
I haven't felt like exercising at all recently, but I have done it anyway. It feels so great when I'm done that I never regret it. This feeling of accomplishment is the one thing that keeps me motivated.... Read more
I never thought Pilates was for me. I saw the videos, infomercials and classes at the gym, often full of older women in leotards, lying on their backs, moving their legs around in the air. It sure didn't look hard. Where was the challenge, resistance... Read more
Every Thursday, I wake up earlier than normal to go for a run before I go to the office. This coming Thursday happens to be Thanksgiving, a jam-packed day in which I'll be cooking for more than a dozen people. Although it's Thanksgiving, it... Read more
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