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
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
Some days, I am just in a mood. I don’t know what you call it, maybe stressed, bored, lonely, angry, sad, anxious, or tired. I call it "getting into a funk." When it happens, I have allowed my circumstances to dictate my attitude and... Read more
Just bought a walking workout video on Amazon Prime last night. I have 2-3 days a week available to exercise. Looking for some cheerleading and encouragement! Also what are some suggestions for low cost calorie burn trackers? Thanks bunches everyone.... Read more
The verizon ad comes up often and the video starts automatically. There is no way to turn off the video without leaving the page. This kind of makes using SP difficult.
Is there a way to configure so ad videos don not autostart? or at least st... Read more
I always use Google Chrome as my browser. All of a sudden, the last couple of times I've tried to watch a SparkPeople video, it hasn't loaded the video. Last week, I tried to do a workout video and it wouldn't load/play until I copied and pasted th... Read more
I get bored easily but want to stay focused on exercise. Meanwhile, I realized that I have a LOT of workout videos. So I've made up a weekly checklist of about 8 workouts, e.g., 3 different cardio videos, 3 different strength training videos, 1 yoga,... 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 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
I thought I'd share this. The 2 videos I've been using so far. I have increased my core strength and flexibility so much by following these 2 videos 2 times a week.
Stretching I do before and after my workout:
G... Read more
100 pounds ago, I use to do pilates daily, abs, thighs, arms, everything. And I must say, for being 250 pounds, I could keep up with the best of them. So I saw the pilates videos for abs, and then hips & thighs, and I thought, what a great way to do... Read more
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