Posts Tagged ‘Pilates’

Words to Live By

December 18, 2009

Holiday stress reaches its peak this weekend.  There’s shopping to finish, cookies to bake, packing and traveling to do.  Try to take a yoga or pilates class to calm those nerves.  Or run a mile as fast as you can…whatever soothes you.  And don’t forget…

“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness.  Think of your three best friends.  If they’re OK, then it’s you.”  —Rita Mae Brown

From Couch Potato to Stud Spud

October 7, 2009

This day and age everyone is looking to save a buck or two.  (I know I am!)  Some people are saving dough by canceling their gym memberships.  With monthly fees as high as $100 at some places, I can’t say I blame them, but this isn’t an excuse to get doughy.  Enter Exercise TV.exercisetv2

Available with Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon, Exercise TV is a video-on-demand television network and there are programs for every fitness type. 

In a hurry?…choose one of the 10 minute workout options.  Looking to get rid of that spare tire?…there are a number of ab centric workouts.  Want to workout without feeling like you’re working out?…select one of the many dance class options from hip-hop to disco to Bollywood to Carmen Electra’s striptease.  If you’re looking for something with a slower pace, yoga and pilates shows are also available.

Best of all…there are hardly any commercials.  There’s one at the start of the show and then the occasional pop-up ad, but no breaks during the workout.

So get up off the couch and get moving!  You’ve really got no excuse now!

Sore Point of the Day

September 10, 2009

What is it about pilates that it can make you feel so out of shape?  Granted, I haven’t taken a class in a few months, but I’ve trained for and completed two triathlons.  You’d think I’d be able to lift my legs over my head!  This morning’s class was definintely a humbling experience and one I’m sure to feel it the morning.