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5/18/08 11:39 A

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It's a good compliment to other workouts. You won't want to replace cardio w/ pilates, but it's a great addition to your workouts. It will strengthen your core, and give you a leaner look.

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5/18/08 5:45 A

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I love pilates! The exercise for dancers originally developed by Joseph Pilates in 1914 to rehabilitate injured WW1 soliders. It concentrates on the core, improves strength, and circulation! I myself need to include more pilates in my exercise routine.

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LILACWATERS's Photo LILACWATERS Posts: 2,335
5/17/08 1:39 A

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Great! I just started doing pilates and I really like it..





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5/15/08 4:57 P

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You don't realy need to sweat to get a great work out although I know where you are coming from.
Pilates is great for you, especially after you spinn, it's a great compliment to spinning, because you stretch all those muscles that you just worked so hard. It also hepls to build a better athlete.

You are on the right track, and I don't think you can go wrong with pilates or yoga.


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5/15/08 3:25 P

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I love Pilate's. :) To me it's like tai chi, you know it's good for you because you just feel so great afterward.

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5/15/08 1:12 P

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Pilates is so good for strengthening your core muscles!! It also helps you build longer leaner looking muscles - I do Pilates about 2-3 times a week - and love it!!!

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HEATHERMARA's Photo HEATHERMARA SparkPoints: (23,527)
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5/15/08 12:30 P

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I have a Pilates dvd I do one or twice a week to give my core a good workout. I really need to concentrate on the cardio- I am naturally strong- but I need to do a lot of sweating to get this weight off. However, I do really think Pilates and yoga have some great benefits. I also like variety so I do a lot of different activities so I don't get bored.

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5/15/08 12:28 P

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I am excited about starting a class soon! I have seen people's bodies transformed by Pilates and they look fantastic and just have good trainers and stick to it. Legnthens and stregthens you and I have never seen any exercise give the results this does!

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5/15/08 12:12 P

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I was just wondering everyone's opinion of pilates. I did it for the first time last night, and well it's a lot harder than I thought it would be. It is definately a different type of exercise to get used to. Have any of you had good results with it. My problem is, is that I don't feel like I get a good workout unless I am sweating my butt off by the end of it. I have no problem doing cardio...but I go in spurts with any kind of strength training.

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