Not so long ago, workout experiences were more or less the same for everyone: You would go to the gym, churn out some miles on the treadmill or elliptical, try a few weight machines or take a one-size-fits-all exercise class. All of that has chan... Read more
It's that time of year when more people are on the hunt for a gym…but not just any gym. They want a fun, fresh environment that supports their fitness goals, is comfortable yet challenging and makes every workout count. If that seems o... Read more
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 veterinary clinic, and you will see that the numbers are rising in the canine and feline worlds, as well. The Association of Pet O... 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
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
At home winter workouts: Indoor pilates, yoga, aerobics, cardio, sit ups, planks, squats, lunges, etc... when you dont have a gym membership and use at home equipment or your own body weight. Music is a good motivation.... 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
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
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