We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness?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
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
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
Curious about Pilates--what it is, whether it's right for you, or how to get started? Here's a collection of resources and workouts to get you started on the right foot with this mind-body fitness practice.
9 Myths & Miscon... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
Hello - I just started dieting. This is my 19th day. I have lost 4 lbs and have strictly stuck to my calorie intake. I just started doing Yoga (gentle flow) and am wondering if this will help with weight loss. I don't to much exercise outside of... Read more
I have never done yoga before, though I have always been drawn to it. I never wanted to start with videos because I always felt that it would be best for me to have an instructor, especially in the beginning, to help me know how to do the poses prope... Read more
I'd like to start doing Pilates regularly. I've done the videos on Spark, but want something more concrete. I know there are lots available online, but where to start??? ( I'm hoping for something free :) Also, I can't access you-tube.
Any sugges... Read more
I just started a beginning yoga class and absolutely love it. But, I am very surprised with my level of soreness! At first I thought my sore muscles were from a tough tennis match, as my yoga class is very mild. We go through a series of poses, the... Read more
I was following the entire controversy for the past 5 days ... and I checked elsewhere on SparkPeople for this topic, and came up: crickets ...
A yogini who calls herself TheZenG, writes:
"I am always the only Black woman in my yoga c... Read more
I get bored doing the same exercise routines. In order to make sure I stay on track I look through You Tube or Spark fitness videos and choose exercises that fit in with my mood that day. I set a goal of getting exercise everyday, and choose the time... Read more
So I don't want to call it a wish list but I guess it is sort of.Once you get motiviated to move you will try new things so make a list of sports or excercises that you have never done.Like hiking (a specific place) try a yoga class, pilates class, s... Read more
I have always thought of the combination of Pilates and yoga as the perfect marriage. Both are transformational, focused methods of movement that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. In my opinion, their differences complement one... Read more
I've blogged in the past about my battle with my posture, because I have been a sloucher since I was a kid. It's something that makes me cringe when I look at pictures of myself and think "Why doesn't anyone ever tell me to stand up straight?" Havi... Read more
Well, I did it. I picked out the pieces and dvds and am on my way. Well, I'll be on my way tomorrow when I actually start DOING it, but I have everything I need. A full length extra padded mat, a large exercise ball, two weighed balls for balance... Read more
I've never really tried yoga, well once-but it just didn't work out. I didn't have the right posture, etc and I felt too foolish to try it in a class. Today at the library I picked up a DVD of pilates to help strengthen my back and grabbed a yoga DVD... Read more
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