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
I just did a pilates workout (by fitness blender) where there were lotso f leg movements while on your back. It hurt my lower back soooooooo bad. I have no idea what to do.
Am I doing something wrong or should i just avoid pilates for my back?... Read more
I just watched the seated exercises and I am thrilled and encouraged by what I have seen thus far.
I am beginning again(sort of) . I guess I should say I am working on improving what I have been doing for my health. I have neglected sparkp... Read more
For the last couple of days I have not been able to get the 15 Minute Mathew Cohen Qi Gong video to play. It gives me video points, fitness minutes, an ad then just the twirling logo and NO VIDEO! I hope he hasn't been taken off of the SparkPeople si... 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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