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Pilates Benefits for Different Bodies

Among the many benefits of Pilates exercise is that it can be adjusted to fit the needs and interests of all kinds of people. Pilates is for men, women, elite athletes, seniors, pregnant women, yoga enthusiasts, people with back pain, and everyone in between. Learn how Pilates can help you get in shape.
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  3. Pilates and Pregnancy (11)
  4. Who Pilates Benefits (9)

What is a Pilates Body and How Do I Get One?
The Pilates body exhibits certain ideal qualities. Here we explore what those are and how you can get them.

Top Benefits of the Pilates Method of Exercise
Here are ten top benefits of Pilates along with ways you can get those benefits out of your Pilates practice.

How to Sleep Better
Joseph Pilates tips for better sleep include Pilates exercises and sleeping recommendations.

Pilates for Weight Loss
You have to keep challenging your body to burn more calories. Here's how varying your Pilates workouts can continued weight loss.

Sex and Pilates
One of the many benefits of Pilates is that it can help improve your sex life. Here's how.

Pilates and Back Pain
Pilates teaches correct posture, helping people with back pain get relief from the imbalances that cause back pain. Find out more about why Pilates exercises work for back pain.

Benefits of Pilates in Everyday Life
This photo essay shows how Pilates exercises translate into everyday life. See how Pilates improves everyday moves like walking, driving, and reaching for objects.

How to Get in Shape with Pilates
Find out how you can get in shape with Pilates.

Pilates and Cross Training - How to Use Pilates in Cross Training
Pilates is an excellent choice as part of a cross training program. Find out how to combine Pilates, cardio, and other exercises in cross training.

How Pilates Exercises Can Help Relieve Sciatica
Brent Anderson from Polestar Pilates talks about Pilates exercise for sciatica - what to do, and what not to do.

Pilates Exercises for Horseback Riding
Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for horseback riding. Learn how Pilates and equestrian training go together with this peak inside a Pilates workshop for horseback riders.

The Pilates - Yoga Connection
There is a tremendous amount of interest these days in yoga and pilates together. While Pilates may be a bit more about core strength and yoga emphasizes stretching, they are very complimentary forms of exercise. Both Pilates and yoga workouts offer exceptional fitness benefits...

How to Say "I Love Pilates" in Different Languages
Help translate I love Pilates in different languages. If you want to learn to ask for Pilates exercises or Pilates classes in many languages, check here. Great for Pilates students who travel.

Are You a Pilates Nut?
How to know if your Pilates training is taking over your life -- in a good way. Here are 10 sure signs you are a Pilates fanatic.

Evaluate Your Pilates Training
Pilates is a unique form of exercise and many of its benefits go beyond the physical. Use these 5 questions to evaluate your Pilates training.

What is Standing Pilates?
Find out what standing Pilates is, how to learn standing Pilates exercises, and about standing Pilates teacher certification.

Put Cardio Exercises in Your Fitness Plan
For real fitness, you need to have cardio exercises in your workout plan.

Does the Psoas Speak Pilates?
A compelling interview with psoas expert Liz Koch about the role of the psoas muscle in the core of the body. Learn how to release the psoas and care for it as we stretch, exercise and do Pilates.

Make Your Own Exercise Journal
Keeping an exercise log helps you stay motivated, track progress, and plan improvements. Free tips for making an exercise log.

Create Your Own Exercise Program
Knowing how to design a workout routine for yourself is one of the best ways to support your fitness goals. A few basic cues will help you create an effective workout for yourself -- wherever you are.

What Makes a Workout Cardio?
Cardio exercise is an important part of an overall fitness plan. Learn about cardio and how to do cardio exercise.

Doing Pilates Daily
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.

How to Vary Your Pilates Workouts
Variety is the spice of life and a key to keeping your Pilates workouts effective and interesting. Here are 10 ways, and lots of resources, to vary your workouts.

Maximize Your Pilates Classes
From choosing a Pilates instructor to deciding what kind of class to do first, here are six ways to make sure that you are getting the most out of your Pilates classes.

Pilates Exercise Modifications and Safety Tips
Learn to modify Pilates exercises for safety or more challenge. Protect your neck and back with these simple tips. Apply these exercise basic modifications to matwork or reformer workouts.

What is the Best Schedule for Pilates Workouts?
If you wonder how often to do Pilates workouts, read this article about the best Pilates workout schedule.

Meet Your Abs, the Abdominal Muscles
Abs are abdominal muscles. See great pictures and learn where the muscles that make up the abdominals are, and how they move.

Avoid Dizziness and Nausea While Exercising
Dizziness and upset stomach are not uncommon among atheletes who train really hard, but what about those of us doing moderate exercise?

Five Minute Pilates Pick-Up
The Scene: You only have 5 minutes to exercise before starting a new task. Maybe you are going out, giving a party, or just moving from one phase of a busy day to another. Mix and match any of these easy Pilates tips to help you look and feel refreshed.

Pilates Lessons from Animals
Each month we choose an animal and take inspiration from it's form and movement. Here is a list of all the Pilates power animals so far.

Pilates Fusion - Avoid Confusion
Pilates on the exercise ball, Pilates with fitness bands, Pilates with yoga. Pilates with tango dancing. The list goes on, but are we still talking about Pilates? Is what's known as "Pilates fusion" still good exercise? A large part of the Pilates community would say no, and a large part would say yes.

Pilates and Travel
Traveling can take a toll on ones workout routine, but with a little advance planning you might be surprised how easy it can be to stay on track. Here are some quick tips for choosing equipment, finding classes, and other ways of keeping Pilates in your life even as your life moves around.

Anytime Pilates Resolutions
New resolutions can be made anytime. January or June, if you are ready to refresh your fitness goal, get ideas from these top picks for resolutions Pilates style, 2008.

Pilates - Who Does It?
Just about everyone has heard of Pilates, but who does it, really? What follows is a "short list" highlighting the variety of people who take advantage of the benefits of Pilates.

Can Plus Size and Overweight People Do Pilates?
Plus size and overweight people can certainly do Pilates. Learn how Pilates can benefit people who are overweight and/or plus size.

Pilates and Pregnancy
Are you wondering about doing Pilates during pregnancy? Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for a healthy pregnancy. Pilates will help you maintain strength and flexibilty, tone the abdominals and pelvic floor muscles, and set up good conditioning for your post pregnancy rebound. Here are some basic guidelines for working with Pilates and...

A Pilates Story: Managing Cancer

Pilates Cross-Training for Cyclists
4 Ways Pilates can Help You Cross-Training for Cycling and Indoor Cycling

Are There Benefits of Pilates for Autism?
Pilates may be an Effective approach for symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pilates for Children and Adolescents: The Book is Out

The Single Most Important Exercise for You and Your Children
Forget 45 minutes a day. Practice this one move and live a longer life.

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