Pilates Advice and Tips
10 Ways to Do a Better Pilates Hundred
Get tips on how to make the Pilates hundred exercise work for you instead of against you.
The Inner Muscles of Self Acceptance
Self-criticism can derail a workout quickly. Learn how to keep you workout on track with these self acceptance tips.
What are Booty Barre Workouts?
You might hear about barre workouts at Pilates studios. Here Booty Barre founder Tracey Mallett talks about how what Booty Barre is and how it relates to Pilates
Spotlight on Your Fitness Plan
These 10 questions will help you make and keep a fitness plan. Lots of helpful resources are included.
What Not to Say to a Pilates Beginner
The last thing a Pilates beginner needs is misleading information, even if it is well intentioned. Here are 5 things a beginner doesn't need to hear.
Here are 5 real reasons you need Pilates mat classes. Take them at a studio...
Get 5 reasons why Pilates mat classes are essential for your Pilates training.
5 Next Steps for Pilates Beginners
Now that you are a Pilates beginner, find out what steps you can take to make sure you get the most out of it.
How to Sit at Work
Physical health doesn't stop at the gym or Pilates studio. Learn how to sit at work.
What Are the Deep Six Hip Muscles?
Learn where the deep six muscles are, how they move us, and why they are important to be aware of.
Business Marketing for Pilates and Yoga
Pilates and yoga marketing consultant Kylie Saunder gives her best tips for getting your studio marketing and business strategies off to a good start.
5 Improve Your Workout Tips
Here are five easy things you can do to make your workouts better today.
What If I Can't Do Advanced Pilates Exercises?
A reader asks: What if I can't do the advanced Pilates exercises?
What is a Pilates Body and How Do I Get One?
There are certain qualities associated with a Pilates body. Here we talk about what they are and how to get them.
Pilates on YouTube
Pilates on YouTube can be very useful or very misleading. Learn to find the best Pilates videos on YouTube
Can I Use Hand Weights in a Pilates Workout?
Learn how to use hand weights effectively in a Pilates workout.
Sweating and Exercise - Play it Cool
When you sweat during exercise it's usually a good sign. But you might want some tips on sweating problems and how to stay comfortable in a workout.
Will Pilates Help Me Be Taller?
Many people want to increase their height. Pilates, famous for producing a long, lean look and good posture helps people appear to be taller.
Pilates Gifts - Books, DVDs, Pilates Equipment and Clothes - Gifts for
These fitness gifts are great for Pilates people.
How to Roll Your Pilates and Yoga Mats
A quick tip for rolling your Pilates and yoga mat so that it always stays clean.
Tips for Pilates Beginners - Advice on Pilates Exercises, Classes and Workouts
Get and give advice on how to enjoy being a Pilates beginner. Here readers share advice on exercises, classes, teachers and more.
Reasons Why People Have Flat Stomach Problems
Sometimes abdominal exercises aren't enough. Here are some reasons why you might not be able to pull your abs in and get a flat stomach look.
How to Sleep Better
The benefits of the Pilates method are not limited to the body in motion. Here we get insights from Joseph Pilates on how the Pilates Method can help you get better sleep.
What is Pilates Stance?
Pilates stance is a powerful position for the legs that is used in both Pilates mat, and equipment exercises.
What is Pilates Fusion?
When Pilates gets combined with other things is it still Pilates? Sometimes it is and sometimes it's not. Let's take a closer look.
What Should I Eat for Doing Pilates?
Many people wonder what to eat when they are going to do Pilates exercise. Because there is so much emphasis in Pilates on using your abdominal muscles, you will want to have a fairly empty stomach.
Can I Do Pilates Every Day?
Can you do a Pilates workout every day? What would such a workout look like and how could you keep daily workouts safe and effective? Find out what you need to consider about your Pilates workouts to keep them safe and interesting over time.
What is Standing Pilates?
Find out what standing Pilates is, how to learn standing Pilates exercises, and about standing Pilates teacher certification.
Readers' Best Resistance Band Exercises
Here are favorite resistance band exercises that were submitted by our readers. There are instructions and photos for these resistance band exercises.See submissions
What is the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)?
The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) sponsors the PMA Pilates Instructor Certification Exam and works to support the credibility of Pilates as a profession. Learn more here.
What is a Pilates Wunda Chair?
The Pilates chair, also called the wunda chair and the low chair, has been getting a new look, moving into the mainstream and losing its status as one of the "mysterious" Pilates machines.
What Makes a Workout Cardio?
Cardio exercise is associated with better heart health and weight loss along with other benefits. Learn more about what cardio is.
Pilates Reformer - Why We Love the Pilates Reformer
Ever wonder why people love to workout on the reformer? Here, readers give their reasons.
Is Pilates Good Exercise for Seniors?
This article takes a deeper look at the benefits of Pilates for seniors and some precautions seniors may want to take.
Sharing Pilates Success Stories
Do you have a Pilates success story? Share it, and read about how Pilates has helped other people too.
How Much Pilates Is Enough to Get the Full Benefits?
A reader asks how much Pilates is enough to give her all the benefits of Pilates.
Use the Pilates Forum at About.com
The Pilates forum here at About.com is one of the best places to go to ask questions and share information about anything Pilates. The forum is free and open to all.
What is Pilates?
A brief description of the Pilates method of exercise.
Will Pilates Help Me Lose Weight?
Many People do Pilates to tone their muscles, improve their posture and help them lose weight. Creating lean muscle mass, as Pilates does, is one of the best ways to increase your calorie burning potential.
Why Do I Have Neck Pain When I Do Pilates?
Why do some people have neck pain when they do Pilates? Get tips for overcoming neck pain when you do Pilates.
Why So Few Exercise Repetitions in The Pillates Method?
Find out why the Pilates method does fewer exercise repetitions but still builds strength.