pilates

Jul 12, 2018

Best Cardio Workouts To Try If You Hate Running

Sure running makes you healthy, but God at what cost?

Jan 19, 2012

Dorm Room Workout: Introducing Pilates!

Pilates is most famous for its focus on core strength, but a full class works the entire body. Pilates moves are also great for small spaces. Since I’m not a certified Pilates instructor (yet!), I thought I’d let you learn about Pilates from the experts. This video, led by an instructor with many years of experience, will take you through a basic Pilates ab series.

Jan 31, 2011

Spring Break Sexy: Get Real

It's hard to believe when you've got snow melting into your Uggs, but Spring Break is just around the corner. For me, a girl who has a countdown to the next Spring Break starting the day Spring Break ends, that news couldn't be better. But for those of you who are having that "OMG I HAVE TO BE IN A SWIMSUIT IN 6 WEEKS?!" meltdown, this is less than a pleasant realization.

Body Blog: Pilates When and How You Want It

Let me introduce to you Pop Pilates, only the best thing to happen to your body since Lululemon hit the U.S.A. Pop Pilates is the product of Cassey, a 23 year-old Pilates instructor who knows her stuff.

Aug 30, 2010

One Month Challenge: Fun with Fitness, Week 3

I basically live my life by the phrase "go big or go home." I'm an extremist in every way. I either love something or hate it, am obsessed or utterly disinterested. So after last week's Rollerblading success during spring break, I returned to campus with the goal of exercising EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Body Blog: 14 Tips To Get Your Workout Back On Track

I get it. Trust me, I get it. It’s getting nice out and the last thing you want to do is spend an hour or two inside the gym. Who wants to sweat indoors when eating ice-cream by the lake is so much more appealing (and yummy?) But on the flip side, you'll be donning a bikini before you know it (like, ahem, next week) and you want to look h-o-t.

Mar 15, 2010

Mar 6, 2010

One Month Challenge: Fun with Fitness?

I am quite possibly the least athletic person you will ever meet. When I was 12, my mother asked me not to run in public. “It’s embarrassing,” she said. “There’s something about the way you run that’s just…weird.”

Dec 28, 2009

Body Blog: Switch Up Your Workouts in 2010!

If magazines like Women's Health or Fitness are considered a part of your required monthly reading, you have probably learned that switching up your workout routine is vital. In addition to being a surefire way to speed up weight loss by ensuring that you'll burn more calories, varying the things you do at the gym will ensure that your body is up for any challenge.

Oct 9, 2009

Single. And Focusing On Me

Give me a boy, any boy, and I’ll find something I love about him. This is why even I wondered if I was slightly insane when I decided to completely abstain from boys this summer.

Sep 28, 2009

Body Blog: Bored Mind, Bored Body

There are days when not even a new playlist, the latest issue of Glamour, AND Tough Love on VH1 could make my 45 minute elliptical sesh fly by. My mind is bored, and so is my body. And when my body is bored, it’s not burning as many calories. The human body is designed to be efficient so when I do the same exercise day after day, my body uses fewer calories to do the same amount of work on day 30 than, say, on day 1.

Jul 29, 2009

Fit Finds: Core Over Crunch

So you’re determined to get those rock-hard, washboard, Jessica Alba abs. And you even stepped up the intensity of your workout by increasing those crunches and sit-ups to ensure that your stomach is flat in no time. Well, its time to stop that. Right now.

Jul 7, 2009

Healthy Living = Sexy Living?

Maintaining a healthy diet and working out obviously has beneficial effects for our body and well-being. But need another reason to trade in the fries for some fruits and vegetables? Need extra motivation to get yourself to the gym? Well, here you go: These things may also have an effect on our sex life.

Jun 1, 2009

Body Blog: Tone & Tighten with Ballet

Forty-five minutes on the elliptical, on the treadmill or in a spin class - that's my usual cardio routine. But, like many fitness fanatics, I tend to get bored easily. There always comes a time when I crave a workout adventure to keep me motivated. So when my very good friend suggested I try something called Xtend I was totally down.