The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
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
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... 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
About This Workout
Take the basic skills you learned in Part 1 and put them to work in this second 10-minute segment from Kristin McGee's DVD, "Pilates for Beginners." A regular Pilates practice will help you sculpt a mor... Read more
Who else has an acupressure mat?
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Right now, the soles of my feet are getting a spiky massage on my mat. This is soothing and pleasant, and stimulates circul... Read more
I am getting the exercise ball but I see in Nicole's video that you have to able to kneel at times which I cannot do on my tile floors. Does anyone else use a mat with the ball? If so, how thick is your mat?... Read more
I've just taken up yoga, and I've been using a fleecy blanket doubled over for a makeshift yoga mat. Having used this for around 3 weeks now, I feel it is time I treated myself to a proper yoga mat. I just do hatha yoga at home using books, magazines... Read more
Every time I workout, afterwards my hands are red, puffy and itchy! I have had hives on and off for the last year. I recognize that my hands are having an allergic reaction to latex/rubber! I could cover the exercise mat with towels while I do floor... Read more
Big news! I'm beyond excited to announce that I have created a brand-new workout plan exclusively for SELF magazine's September issue, which is on newsstands now! This workout features a fat-blasting cardio plan, heart-pumping plyometrics, an... Read more
People often ask me whether certain workouts are "high impact" or "low impact," and in answering them, I have discovered is that there is a lot of confusion among exercisers about what these terms really mean. Yes, they deal somew... Read more
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