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Alycea Ungaro

Updated Articles and Resources

By Alycea Ungaro

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 2012 Readers' Choice Awards for Best in Pilates Created: Friday, March 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Here we announce the winners for the 2012 Readers Choice Awards for best Pilates DVDs, books, best Pilates chairs, and reformers for home as well as best Pilates ab exercise.
    • 5 Important Pilates Teachers Created: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Discover the original Pilates teachers in the Pilates Legacy Project presented by PilatesAnytime.com
    • Pilates Warm Up Set Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Be centered and aligned before you begin exercising. These easy Pilates exercises will give you an opportunity to tune in to your body, find your alignment, and set your mental focus for your worko...
    • How to Do Pilates Workouts for Weight Loss Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Learn how to do your Pilates workout for weight loss. You have to keep challenging your body to burn more calories and lose weight. Learn how." itemprop="description" Monday, July 07, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      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."
    • 5 Back Extension Exercises Created: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Back extension exercises are back strengthening exercises. They are often recommended for back pain, and are very important in counterbalancing the many forward bending exercises we do.
    • Daily Pilates? Created: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Can you do a Pilates workout every day? What would such a workout look like and how could your Pilates routine safe and effective? Find out how to keep your Pilates workouts interesting and safe ev...
    • Before You Do Rolling Exercises Created: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Rolling exercises are part of the classic Pilates exercise repertoire. They create a unique abdominal workout where we have to use a lot of core strength to initiate and support the movement. Review these tips for doing rolling exercises to help you get the most out of rolling exercises, and do them in a safe way.
    • Before You Buy a Pilates Exercise Mat Created: Friday, December 01, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Here is a buyers' guide for Pilates exercise mats. Having the right equipment can do wonders for your Pilates experience. An exercise mat could well be your first choice for doing Pilates at home. Read through this buyers guide before you make up your mind what kind of mat you want for Pilates exercise.
    • Before You Buy Pilates Equipment Created: Saturday, June 30, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      This guide to Pilates equipment will give you a good sense of what is available as well as the ins and outs of buying Pilates equipment.
    • Before You Buy a Pilates Magic Circle Created: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Pilates magic circles, also known as exercise rings, magic rings, fitness circles, and many other like descriptions are small pieces of Pilates exercise equipment. They are great for toning the abs, arms, butt, legs and torso. Here are some things to consider before you buy a magic circle.
    • Can I Do Cross Training With Pilates? Created: Friday, March 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Pilates works well as part of a cross training program. Find out how to combine Pilates, cardio, and other exercises in cross training.
    • Pilates Equipment Made for a Teacher, by a Teacher Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Pilates Equipment Made for a Teacher, by a Teacher. Deborah Lessen Launches her Collection.
    • Get Pilates Strong: The Swan Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Pilates Swan will Build your Back Strength and Mobility
    • Your Outdoor Pilates Workout Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Pilates Jumping Jacks in the Park
    • Review: Pilates Interactive Workbook by Christina Gadar Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What's in your Pilates gym bag? This new workbook by Christina Gadar should be.
    • Pilates Reformer Exercise - Climb a Tree Created: Sunday, August 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn the Pilates reformer exercise climb a tree. This is an intermediate exercise that focuses on the abdominal muscles, the back muscles, and the hamstrings. You can also try climb a tree on the ...
    • 7 Yoga Poses for Your Pilates Workout Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Yoga and Pilates are similar yet different enough that each lend the other new new perspectives. Here are 7 yoga poses that might teach you something new about your Pilates practice.
    • Photo Reference for Beginner Pilates Reformer Workout Created: Monday, September 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      See a photo demonstration of a complete beginner Pilates reformer workout. The beginner Pilates exercises here are beautifully performed and accompanied by notes and tips.
    • Review: The Tye4 - Balance and Resistance Training Created: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Tye4 is a small piece of resistance training equipment that is worn on the body. Originally developed for standing Pilates exercises, it helps improve balance and posture.
    • Winsor Pilates Slimming Pilates DVDs and Accelerator Created: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Read a review of the Winsor Pilates Slimming Pilates DVDs and Accelerator. This package from Mari Winsor is a weight loss and body sculpting program based on Pilates exercises.
    • Best Pilates DVD - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 Created: Friday, February 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out who the finalists are for Best Pilates DVD in the About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011.
    • Pilates Rocking Exercise Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Rocking is an advanced Pilates exercise. This unique exercise is a strong back extension. Get instructions for Pilates exercise - rocking.
    • Do Pilates Exercise Control Balance Created: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Get free Pilates exercise instructions for control balance. This is an advanced Pilates mat exercise that builds on skills learned in the roll over, jack knife, and scissors exercises.
    • How To Use Fruit and Protein in a Pre-workout Smoothie Recipe Created: Saturday, July 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      How to make a smoothie, with fruit, protein, and vitamin supplements for your pre-workout health shake. Cory Holly, health and fitness expert, gives us his smoothie recipe.
    • Pilates Side Kick Series Created: Monday, February 05, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Pilates Side Kick exercises strengthen and tone the hips and legs, as well as develop core strength by challenging the abdominals to stabilize the movement.
    • Pilates Exercise: Arm Reach and Pull for Scapular and Shoulder Stabilty Created: Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This Pilates exercise helps establish shoulder stability by increasing awareness of scapular placement in Pilates exercises.
    • Kneeling Side Kick - Before and After - Using Oppositional Stretch Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Compare pictures of the Pilates exercise, kneeling side kick. Learn to use oppositional stretch for better form in Pilates exercises.
    • How To Do the Pelvic Clock Created: Monday, May 28, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Pelvic clock is a basic Pilates exercise that will help you understand the difference between neutral spine and flat back, and how to move the pelvis with the abdominals.
    • How To Do Pilates Bicycle Created: Monday, May 21, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      We all love an exercise that works a lot of areas at once. Bicycle, done the Pilates way, will work your legs, your butt, your abs, shoulders and arms. Bicycle is part of the free Pilates exercise...
    • How To Do Open Leg Balance Created: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Open Leg Balance is one of the best Pilates mat exercises I know testing the strength of the lower abdominals. Core strength is the name of the game here as you will literally lose your balance unl...
    • How To Do Plank on the Exercise Ball Created: Monday, April 06, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Plank on the exercise ball is one of the best ab exercises. These free Pilates exercise instructions for plank on the exercise ball will teach you to make plank one of the best ab exercises you kno...

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