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Alycea Ungaro

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By Alycea Ungaro

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    • How To Do Pilates Roll Up Created: Monday, July 17, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The roll up is a classic Pilates exercises. Roll up is a great ab exercise, and is well known as an exercise for flat abs. It has been said that one Pilates roll up is equal to six regular sit ups,...
    • Anatomy of the Spine Created: Monday, March 08, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This explanation of the human spine includes pictures and diagrams of the anatomy of the spine. We look at the vertebrae, the curvatures of the spine, and why Pilates exercises focus on support and...
    • The Pilates - Yoga Connection Created: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 for...
    • Quotes from Joseph Pilates Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here are inspiring quotes about the Pilates method from Joseph Pilates books. This list includes quotes from Joseph Pilates book Return to Life Through Contrology
    • What is Fat? Created: Monday, November 19, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      In this article we answer the question, What is fat? We look at the kinds of fat as well the benefits of dietary fat and how it fits into a healthy lifestyle program.
    • The Many Benefits of Pilates Exercise Created: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn the benefits of the Pilates method of exercise training. Pilates does more than create flat abs, tone the body, and support weight loss. Pilates is whole-body fitness training.
    • Industry Insider: Will the Real Pilates Please Stand Up? Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Pilates professionals judge each other by certain criteria. Did Joe Pilates do that?
    • 30 Day Guide to a Beginner Pilates Exercise Program Created: Saturday, December 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      This Pilates beginner exercise program takes you through a 30 days of Pilates workout plan." itemprop="description"> Friday, December 07, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A cardio workout has many health benefits, but do you know what a cardio workout really is? Find out about the benefits of aerobic fitness, what your target heart rate is, and how to find it.
    • The Pelvic Floor Muscles Created: Monday, July 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The pelvic floor muscles provide support for our organs, and aid pelvic stability in movement. Learn how to use exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Etiquette for Pilates Classes Created: Thursday, May 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      From workout clothing to Pilates equipment and in-class behavior, use this list to review Dos and Don'ts before your next Pilates class.
    • The Anatomy of a Pilates Reformer Created: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Pilates reformer can be a scary looking machine, but is an elegant resistance exercise equipment. Here is an introduction to its parts and functions.
    • Pilates Fundamental Exercises Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Pilates Fundamental exercises teach the movement principles that the Pilates method exercises are built on. Here is a sample set of Pilates fundamental exercises.
    • How Pilates Exercises Can Help Relieve Sciatica Created: Monday, May 03, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Learn about how to exercise for sciatic nerve pain relief. Brent Anderson from Polestar Pilates talks about Pilates exercise for sciatica - what to do, and what not to do." Friday, July 06, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      This set of Pilates beginner exercises will help you build the core abdominal strength, stability, and flexibility that Pilates mat exercises are famous for.
    • The First 10 Pilates Mat Exercises and More Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      There is a traditional order to the Pilates mat exercises, as developed by Joseph Pilates. Here are the first 10 exercises of a classical Pilates mat exercise workout.
    • What is the Pilates Method of Exercise? Created: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Famous for developing strength, flexibility and coordination, not to mention flat abs., Pilates is appreciated by everyone from elite athletes to seniors. Find out what makes the Pilates method so ...
    • Review: The Tye4 - Balance and Resistance Training Created: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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, March 31, 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.
    • Pilates Reformer Exercise - Climb a Tree Created: Sunday, August 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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 ...
    • Do Pilates Exercise Control Balance Created: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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, March 31, 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.
    • How To Do Pilates Bicycle Created: Monday, May 21, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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 the Pelvic Clock Created: Monday, May 28, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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 Open Leg Balance Created: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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 Inner Thigh Lifts Created: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Inner Thigh Lifts work your legs from your core abdominals. They tone the thighs and abdominals and stretch the hips.
    • How To Do Single Straight Leg Stretch Created: Monday, December 18, 2006 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      This Pilates mat exercise works the endurance of the abdominals, and gives a great stretch to the hamstrings. It can be modified for different levels. Single straight leg stretch is part of the fre...
    • How To Do Plank on the Exercise Ball Created: Monday, April 06, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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...
    • Best Pilates DVD - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 Created: Friday, February 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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, March 31, 2014
      Rocking is an advanced Pilates exercise. This unique exercise is a strong back extension. Get instructions for Pilates exercise - rocking.
    • Pilates Exercise: Arm Reach and Pull for Scapular and Shoulder Stabilty Created: Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      This Pilates exercise helps establish shoulder stability by increasing awareness of scapular placement in Pilates exercises.
    • Pilates Side Kick Series Created: Monday, February 05, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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.

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