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Free Yoga, Pilates, Cycling & more: Women's Center Rec Class Sampler Program by Torrey T. Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 12:00am The newest LiveWell event is the Rec Class Sampler Program. Held at the Women's Center every Wednesday from 10am to 11am, all undergrad students can come try exercises in a safe space; no need to worry if you've never done it before! Each week the classes change (to keep the variety alive!) and sometimes the class will move to Main Gym, ... Read on »
Pilates and the Power of Commitment by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:02pm I say to any new client, “It will probably take at least five lessons before you even get a sense of the exercises.” Pilates is a very different experience from other types of exercise. At the beginning, it is normal to not feel the full benefits of the technique. So you should ask yourself what it is you want to gain from Pilates. If you want a ... Read on »
Try Pilates For Fitness by Dr. Daisy S. Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Sun 01 Jun 2014 10:02pm It seems like eons ago that I taught a body strength and conditioning class. It was a class that focused on using your own body to tone, strengthen and increase flexibility. Now years later, I have introduced this method back into my daily routine along with Yoga. But it is no longer called body strengthen and conditioning, instead it is n ... Read on »
Which is Better: Pilates or an Abdominals Class? by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:01pm Let’s assume we’re talking about a Pilates mat class and not a session involving all of the equipment. People are generally more familiar with the class environment because it is more common and much cheaper than having a one-on-one session. Plus, classes are usually complimentary at many gyms with a membership. Now, assuming you are working wit ... Read on »
Types of Pilates Certification Programs by Elaine E. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:43pm Have you ever thought of becoming a pilates instructor? There are many different certification programs out there to choose from. Each has its similarities and differences. The most important thing is for you to find the right program for you- one that you feel comfortable with, proud to be part of, and that teachs the style of pilates th ... Read on »
Differences and Similarities Between Pilates and Yoga by Elaine E. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:43pm Many people familiar with yoga are curious about pilates. What are the differences between pilates and yoga? Is one better than the other? Here are some similarities and differences between the two methods! First, I'd like to point out that neither pilates nor yoga is better than the other, they are just different from each othe ... Read on »
The Strength Training Wars: Pilates vs. Kettlebells by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 5:29pm Branching out beyond the adorable-yet-small-thinking tiny tots with their eyes all aglow crowd, Santa Claus made a pit stop at the YMCA this year. In an effort to reach an older and more lucrative crowd, while coal was not on the agenda - although I'm sure the resourceful and charitable Y folk would have found some use for it that would not have ... Read on »
Pilates is: Being in the Moment by Elaine E. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:43pm I've been listening to Oprah and Eckhart Tolle's XM Radio class on his book, The New Earth. They also talk about another book of his, The Power of Now, and how it is to "live in the now" and "live in the moment". How often do you make a point live in the moment, and being present in the task at hand? Autopilot is a strong habit ... Read on »
What to Expect From Your First Pilates Session by Elaine E. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:43pm When you decide to sign up for your first private pilates session, you might be wondering what to expect. What's going to happen during the hour? How will you feel? What should you bring or wear? Here is an overview of what to expect during a typical, classical pilates session for the first time. What should you wea ... Read on »
Pilates, Please by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:15pm Having just completed a yoga workout, I can comment now about the Pilates workout that I did yesterday that is leaving my core oh, so sore. I’m certainly not going to say one is better than the other for mind-body fitness. I enjoy both forms of exercise for the unique qualities they offer.  I reach for my yoga DVDs when I want to relax.  Stret ... Read on »