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
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... 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
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
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
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
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
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
If you have struggled like me to find an exercise routine that you enjoy and keeps you motivated everyday, sign up with a yoga, pilates or other exercise studio that charges you if you don't come to your class. Many gyms or studios have online class... 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
(the green girl struggles a lot with tight muscles. i'm not flexible at all because my muscles are so tight. i do post-run yoga after my long runs on saturdays but i wanted to add something else to my routine so i'm not limited to kickboxing and ru... Read more
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