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Pilates Workout Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pilates Workout.

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5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also...  Read more

9 Myths & Misconceptions about Pilates

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

6 Fitness Rules Meant to be Broken

We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or...  Read more

A Skeptic's Guide to Pilates

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

Do You Have the Right Mat for the Job?

If you've ever stretched or exercised on a hardwood floor, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when sitting, kneeling, or trying yoga and Pilates exercises. For these activities, an exercise mat will offer support and traction, but not all...  Read more

Emotional during workout
Updated 7/28/2015 9:28:28 AM

Hi, I started a fitness class recently. It seems like a good class; it's challenging, but the leaders are very encouraging and are good at modifying the exercises for people beginners, like me. Today was the 3rd class.I was having an "off day" a...  Read more

Ugh I am half way done with my workout.....still w
Updated 7/27/2015 5:51:25 PM

Ugh I am half way done with my workout.....still walking and it is so hot. Had to wear a thicker tee because dumb dumb, me, forgot a bra. The heat and humidity, plus the tee, plus the no bra makes this difficult lol....  Read more

Can anyone suggest pre and post workout meals, I'm
Updated 7/28/2015 11:08:22 AM

Can anyone suggest pre and post workout meals, I'm stuck after 20lbs gone I feel like I'm gaining but scale says no...  Read more

Pilates ineffective?
Updated 7/27/2015 8:21:35 PM

I did some research on youtube and found some ppl recommending heavy lifting and deadlifts, saying that Pilates is ineffective. That it doesn't do much for your body? I'm really confused because other ppl say that Pilates is body weight exercise and...  Read more

How do you find a workout buddy? I've been trying
Updated 7/24/2015 7:33:01 PM

How do you find a workout buddy? I've been trying for years just for the challenging each other part, as well as being there for each other in person too. Every one I know that I've asked are negative or flakes. I work out alone but I'd like ......  Read more

Gyrokinesis

Prevention's new gyrokinesis workout is very similar to pilates....  Read more

A GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE-- FUN & CHALLENGING

okay-- i found this great site called blogilates-- pilates (by pilates instructor cassey ho-- she is so fun & inspiring) on her blog; you can also find her on youtube (pop pilates) and facebook (blogilates)- what i like is that she talkes you throu...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  Read more

8 Pilates Moves for a Leaner Body

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

Rave Review: Quick Sculpt Pilates DVD with Toning Ball

I like to do Pilates twice a week. That's the minimum amount of core training I need to keep my persistent back problems at bay and to feel centered and limber. Fortunately for me, I've been teaching two mat classes for the past several years...  Read more

Happiness is doing a Pilates workout DVD...

My husband just called to let me know that my 4-year-old decided to put on one of my Pilates DVDs. Her first vocalization to it was, he told me, "Relax. I am relaxing." Then, he said, a little while later, she was doing "something" and groaned...  Read more

Shoulders aching because of Pilates workout yesterday evening!

I woke up with aching shoulders this morning because of the 40 minute Pilates workout yesterday evening (Saturday). I think I'll just walk today to get my cardio in. I don't think I can do another pushup today, my arms are aching so bad.......sigh! ...  Read more