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
The obesity epidemic isn't just apparent on the streets of America's small towns and cities. Check out any veterinarian's office, and you'll see that the numbers are rising in the canine and feline worlds, as well. It would... 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
Hello, everyone! I was hoping I could get some advice on what to expect from a Pilates class. I've never attended a Pilates class before, and tonight will be my first one! I've taken yoga classes (which I love), and I have a couple of "yogilates" vid... Read more
Are Pilates and Yoga acceptable forms of exercise to do for the strength training? Or do I need to incorporate weights and do exercises such as squats, lunges, etc. If both Pilates and Yoga are acceptable, how many times a week and how long for each... Read more
Because of old, persistent injuries, I need extremely low impact exercises. Right now I use water aerobics, water jogging, yoga and walking on a level surface. I also do strength training. I have read the Pilates is low impact. Does anybody have... 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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