I hope you are finding all the great Pilates information available to you here at About.com. The best place to start is on the home page where there are links to 100s of Pilates exercise instructions and workouts, as well as information about everything from Pilates equipment and DVDs, to Pilates training and technique.
There are also lots of ways that you can be part of this Pilates website. There is a list of ways you can participate below. Please follow the links to anything that interests you.
Whether you are new to Pilates or a professional, you have insights and thoughts about Pilates. Other readers want to know what those are! Take a look at the Tips Readers Share
. You will be able to add your own tips, and read excellent comments from readers on a variety of Pilates topics.
There always interesting discussions going in the Pilates Forum. Topics range from people just saying hello to questions about exercises, DVDs, classes and more.
The forum is free. Drop in anytime. You can ask or answer a question, start a discussion, or just read what others are up to.
Pilates reviews are important. They help people find the products that fit their needs, and make decisions about what to spend their hard earned dollars on. I take a lot of care with the many product reviews
I do. But mine is just one opinion. What about your experience?
Every review on this site - whether it be for a Pilates DVD, equipment, clothing or something else - has a link at the bottom where those who have experience with the product can add their own review. I invite you to take a look at the product reviews
. If you know that product, please add your insights. The "write a review" link is at the bottom of the page.
My Pilates blog appears on the Pilates home page here at Pilates.about.com. It's in the middle of the page, you can't miss it. I cover all kinds of Pilates news in my blog. I also post updates on Pilates articles and new exercise instructions, as well as fun stuff like the exercise of the week and the Pilates power animal of the month. Every single blog has a place for you to add a comment. I hope you will.
If you have an RSS reader you can add the Pilates blog to that and really stay up to date. If you have a website, enhance your site by adding the Pilates RSS feed to your site. You can get RSS feeds for the blog, as well as headlines for the hottest articles and the most popular.
Polls here quick and easy, but valuable too. When you vote you take the time to consider what you really think about something, and you help everyone get a sense of what is going on with a Pilates topic. Sometimes the percentages that show up in polls are very revealing. We have a number of ongoing polls here at pilates.about.com. Look at the Pilates polls
and vote on anything that catches your eye. Then go to the results page to see how the vote is turning out.
(c)2008, Steven Boschoff,
Are you in possession of a good Pilates photo? How about letting more people see it? There are many ways that I use Pilates photos on this site and I do appreciate reader submissions.Every photo used on About.com gets a clear credit to its owner so you get a bit of fame too. If you have a photo to share, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you instructions. It's easy.
I am always on the lookout for pictures of exercises being performed with excellent form, pilates equipment, Pilates instructors and classes, and anything especially fun or interesting.
(c)2009, Marguerite Ogle
I like to tweet! I use twitter to update followers on the latest at pilates.about.com. But the nice thing about twitter is that it is a two way street. If we are both on twitter, I can read your tweets and get ideas from you too. Join me. I tweet as Pilates_About
8. Notes for Pilates Professionals
There are many opportunities for Pilates professionals to be part of Pilates.about.com. For example, product reviews
are very popular here. I also do interviews, team up with other professionals to write in-depth articles, and write profiles of Pilates organizations and events. I am always on the lookout for meaningful information to share with readers. I welcome your professional photograph submissions as well. Contact me at email@example.com.