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Review: Advanced Pilates DVD - Alisa Wyatt Advanced Pilates Workout DVD
Before you buy your next advanced Pilates DVD, read this review the Advanced Pilates Workout from Alisa Wyatt. This Pilates mat workout is available as a download and a DVD.

Workout DVD Review - Marisa Tomei - Core and Curves
Read this review of the Core and Curves workout DVD from Marisa Tomei before you buy. You might want to get a Pilates workout DVD instead.

Workout DVD Reviews - Jillian Hessel Home Body Workout DVD Review
A workout dvd review of HomeBody, a combination of dance workout DVD with some Pilates and yoga, the HomeBody DVD from Jillian Hessel includes exercises done on the mat and in a chair as well as standing exercises.

Gaiam Pilates DVDs - A Review of the Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates DVD from Gaiam
A review of the Core Strength Pilates DVD from Gaiam. This Pilates and yoga workout is from celebrity Trudie Styler who is known as an activist and as the wife of popular musician, Sting. Here, Styler calls on personal trainer James D'Silva to create a Pilates and yoga combination workout DVD.

Pilates for Men - a DVD Review of Pilates for Men 10-20-30 Challenge
Read a review of the Pilates for Men, 10-20-30 Challenge DVD. This set includes Pilates workouts with a resistance bands, exercise balls and mat exercises.

Pilates DVD Review - Pilates Playground from Nico Fitness
Pilates Playground was one of the finalists for best Pilates DVD in the 2011 Reader's Choice Awards. Read a review of this workout that uses resistance bands and a small exercise ball.

Review - Pilates Videos Online at Gaiam TV
Gaiam TV offers streaming Pilates videos online. Read a review of the Pilates offerings at Gaiam.

Pilates Abdominals - What are Abdominals
A definition of the term, abdominals, as used in pilates exercises.

Classical Pilates - What is Classical Pilates
Classical Pilates defined. What does classical Pilates mean?

Contemporary Pilates - What is Contemporary Pilates Training
What is contemporary Pilates training? Contemporary Pilates defined.

Contrology is Pilates Exercise
Contrology is the original term that Joseph Pilates used to describe the Pilates method.

What Does Extension Mean?
To extend is to take things further apart. Anatomically we say that we are using our muscles as extensors when we use them to decrease the angel between parts.

What does Flexion Mean?
In anatomical terms, flexion is to bring parts closer together. Flexing the muscles is to use the muscles to bring the bones closer together.

Pilates Terms - Functional Fitness - What is Functional Fitness
Fitness training that is designed, through exercise, to mimic and improve the kinds of movement activities that people perform in everyday life.

Lateral Breathing is a Pilates Breathing Technique
Lateral breathing, a Pilates breathing technique allows you to take a deep breath while keeping the abdominals contracted.

What is Diaphragmatic Breathing - Diaphragmatic Breathing Defined
When you take a deep breath in to your belly, it's your diaphragm muscle that lets you do it. Learn about diaphragmatic deep breathing.

Eccentric Contraction - What is an Eccentric Contraction
An eccentric contraction of three kinds of muscle contractions. Get eccentric contraction defined.

Pilates Stretches - Counter Stretch
A counter stretch is an exercise that stretches the body in an opposite way than the exercise you performed before it. It usually stretches the opposing muscles, as well.

Sample Pilates Exercises on MP3 - Download Sample Pilates Exercises on MP3
Learn sample Pilates exercises for osteoporosis, posture, desk exercises and more with MP3 downloads. This is a review of downloadable Pilates routines on mp3 from Personalizing Pilates.

Flexibility - What is the Definition of Flexibility
Get the definition of flexibility as it relates to stretching and exercise.

Abductor Muscles - Definition
A definition of the term abductor muscles.

Adductor Muscles - Definition
A definition of the term adductor muscles.

Pilates Terms - Modify- What is an Exercise Modification?
Modification changes an exercise but keeps its original intent.

Oppositional Stretch - Pilates Terms and Definitions
An oppositional stretch is a stretch that extends the body in opposing directions at the same time.

Pilates Machine: the Pilates Exercise Machine Defined
What is a Pilates machine? Get Pilates machine defined as well as other Pilates equipment terms.

Pilates Stance - Pilates Term - Pilates Leg Positions
Pilates stance refers to a slightly turned out position of the legs. The legs are rotated outward at the hip, leaving the heels together and the toes apart. This leg position is used in many Pilates exercises.

Your Pilates Powerhouse
The center of your body, the area between your bottom ribs and the top of your pubic bone, is your powerhouse. It includes the abdominals and the lower back.

The Pilates Reformer - What is a Reformer?
The Pilates reformer is an original and important piece of Pilates equipment.

Scapula-Pilates Terms and Definitions
Some people call the scapula the wing bones because of their position on the back and their flat, triangular, wing-like shape.

Tabletop Legs - Definition of Tabletop Legs - Pilates Terms Defined
The legs are in tabletop position when the knees are bent so that the thighs are perpendicular to the floor and the shins are parallel to the floor.

Winsor Pilates - What is Winsor Pilates?
Winsor Pilates is a Pilates brand name, founded by Mari Winsor, sometimes misspelled as Windsor Pilates. Find out more.

Pilates - Zip it Up
Is your instructor encouraging you to zip it up? To

Midline - Pilates Definitions - In Pilates, What is the Midline or Center Line
Midline definition: an anatomical term describing an invisible line down the middle of the body.

Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings One and Two
Rowing one and two are part of the Pilates reformer series called the Rowing. They are intermediate Pilates reformer exercises that target the core, shoulders and arms. Get exercise instructions and photos for rowing one and two taught by Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.

Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings One and Two
Rowing one and two are part of the Pilates reformer series called the Rowing. They are intermediate Pilates reformer exercises that target the core, shoulders and arms. Get exercise instructions and photos for rowing one and two taught by Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.

Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings Three and Four
Pilates reformer rowing exercises three and four are part of the Pilates reformer series called The Rowings. Rowing three and four are intermediate Pilates reformer exercises that target the core, shoulders and arms. These exercise instructions, and photos for rowings three and four are taught by Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.

Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings Three and Four
Pilates reformer rowing exercises three and four are part of the Pilates reformer series called The Rowings. Rowing three and four are intermediate Pilates reformer exercises that target the core, shoulders and arms. These exercise instructions, and photos for rowings three and four are taught by Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.

Pilates Reformer Exercises - The Rowings Five and Six - shaving and hug
Pilates reformer exercises, the rowings five and six, also known as shaving and hug, are part of our 6 part series on the reformer rowings. Get instructions with photos from Pilates instructor Alisa Wyatt.

Dynamic Stretching Exercises for Workout Warm Ups
Dynamic stretching exercises are better warm ups than static stretching. Learn 5 Pilates exercises you can use for your dynamic stretching workout warm up.

Review: Pilates Gloves from Anabel Fitness Pilates Gloves and Yoga Gloves
A review of non-slip Pilates gloves from from Anabel Fitness. These gloves can be used for Pilates or as yoga gloves.

Workout Clothes: The Best Pilates & Yoga Pants for You
Find the best Pilates and yoga pants for you. 5 things women want in workout pants and how to find them.

Pilates and Yoga Clothing - Lululemon Review - Yoga and Pilates Clothes from Lululemon
Read a review of Lululemon yoga and Pilates workout clothes for men and women. Reviews can help you find great exercise clothing for men and women.

Women's Workout Clothes - Abi and Joseph Women's Workout Clothes
Looking for stylish, women's workout clothes? Read this review of Pilates workout clothing from Abi and Joseph.

Comfortable Womens Cotton Workout Pants - Beckons Organic Cotton Workout Pant
A womens cotton workout pant that is stylish and comfortable can be hard to find. Read this review of the Wisdom Fold Over Pant from Beckons. Made of organic cotton, this is an unusually comfortable workout pant for Pilates or yoga.

Review: Pilates and Yoga Pants - Workout Clothes by Hyde - Cotton Pilates and Yoga Pants
Read a review of the mostly organic cotton yoga pants and tank tops from Yoga Hyde. Suitable as yoga and Pilates workout clothing.

Fila Workout Pants - a Review of Toning Workout Pants from Fila
The Toning workout pant from Fila is part of a new trend in workout clothes to make them do more to be slimming. Read my review:

Pilates and Yoga Pants - a Review of Pilates and Yoga Pants from be present
If you like organic cotton workout clothing, read this review of the Resort Pilates and yoga pant from be present.

Pilates Mat Workout - Basic Podcast from Lynda Lippin
Read a review a basic Pilates mat workout available as a podcast from Pilates instructor Lynda Lippin.

Review: YogaFit Pilates and Yoga Fit Pants and Tops - Yoga Fit
Read a review the Yoga Fit line of affordable Pilates and yoga clothes.

Workout Clothes - a Gaiam Cover-up Sweater Review
When it's time to cover-up those Pilates and yoga workout clothes, a wrap sweater between home and the studio or gym is handy. Here is a review of the breezy cover-up sweater from Gaiam.

Pilates for Men - A Review of The Complete Book of Pilates for Men
Before you buy your next Pilates book, read this detailed review of The Complete Book of Pilates for Men.

Workout Clothes - Lucy Perfect Core - Body Shaping Pants and Tops Workout Clothes
A review of the body shaping Perfect Core workout clothes from Lucy.

Review - Exercise Clothes - Fila - a Review of Exercise Clothes from Fila
Fila has a new line of exercise clothes called personal performance. Read a review of this line of workout pants and tops which is directed toward the Pilates and yoga practitioners.

Pilates Book Review - Ageless Pilates - A Pilates Book Review
A book review of Ageless Pilates by Christine Binnendyk. This book presents a Pilates based program of exercises designed to create a foundation for fitness at all ages.

Back Pain Exercises - Book Review: 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back - A Book of Back Pain Exercises
8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back might be the most sophisticated book of back pain exercises you will ever read. In it, Esther Gokhale presents a highly detailed program of posture exercises that challenges contemporary assumptions about the spine and movement.

Pilates Books - Pilates, The Essential Guide - Book Review
A book for Pilates beginners, Pilates, The Essential Guide includes fundamentals of Pilates exercise for beginners. This review will help you decide if the Pilates book is right for you.

Anatomy Book - Review of the Pilates Anatomy Book
Read a review of Pilates Anatomy, an illustrated a guide to the muscle groups used in Pilates exercises. This anatomy book is written by Karen Clippinger and Rael Isacowitz of BASI Pilates.

Balanced Body CEO Ken Endelman - Building Pilates Equipment - Reformers, Core Align, Orbit
Read an interview with Ken Endelman, the president of Balanced Body, Inc., the largest maker of Pilates equipment and a provider of Pilates instructor training.

Ken Endelman, President of Balanced Body on Pilates Reformers, the Orbit and Core Align
The President of Balanced Body, Inc., Ken Endelman talks about Pilates equipment design as well as the reasons for the orbit and core align equipment. Page 2.

Ken Endelman of Balanced Body on Pilates Equipment and the Pilates Industry
Ken Endelman, founder and president of Balanced Body, Inc. talks about the Pilates industry and Pilates equipment design. Page 3.

Pilates and Yoga Clothes, Bags and Mats at the Yoga Journal Conference
See the guide's top picks for best Pilates and yoga clothes, mats, gym bags and more from the vendors at the Yoga Journal Conference 2012.

Peak Pilates Sale to SPIN Fitness - Pilates Industry Changes - Peak Pilates Sells to SPIN
When Pilates equipment manufacturer, Peak Pilates, sold to SPIN Fitness it surprised many in the Pilates Industry. Julie Lobdell talks about the sale and its effect on Peak Pilates, Pilates education, and Pilates in general.

Peak Pilates Sale to SPIN Fitness - Pilates Industry Changes - Peak Pilates Sells to SPIN
When Pilates equipment manufacturer, Peak Pilates, sold to SPIN Fitness, it surprised many in the Pilates Industry. Julie Lobdell talks about the sale and how the MVe Pilates equipment can take Pilates into mainstream fitness. Page 2.

Classical Pilates Book Review - Peter Fiasca Pure Classical Pilates
Book Review: Pure Classical Pilates by Peter Fiasca. A handbook for the classical Pilates instructor, and informative reading for all Pilates students.

Michael Miller and Claudio Fernandez on Pilates and Yoga
Here is a excerpt of a fascinating interview that Michael Miller did with Claudio Fernandez about Pilates and Yoga. Passionate, insightful and philosophical, these instructors explore everything from Pilates as an idea to Pilates and yoga as powers of construction. A must read for those exploring in the deep inner workings of Pilates and yoga.

The Pilates Path to Health - an Interview with Gary Calderone
Read this interview Gary Calderone, author of The Pilates Path to Health, a book about the role of Pilates in health, spiritual growth, and in transforming the world.

Pilates Book Review - The Pilates Path to Health by Gary Calderone
Read a review of the The Pilates Path to Health by Gary Calderone. This is a unique Pilates book about the healing and personally transformative potential of a Pilates practice based on the integration of body, mind and spirit.

The Pilates Path to Health - an Interview with Author Gary Calderone
Read this interview Gary Calderone, author of The Pilates Path to Health, a book about the role of Pilates in health and healing, spiritual growth, and in transforming the world. Page 2.

A Pilates Instructor Story of Healing a Broken Collarbone
This is an inspiring story about how a healing a broken collarbone led Pilates instructor Tina Hicks on a journey of new discoveries about movement and alignment.

A Pilates Instructor Story of Healing a Broken Collarbone
This is an inspiring story about how a healing a broken collarbone led Pilates instructor Tina Hicks on a journey of new discoveries about movement and alignment. Page 2.

Why You Need to Take Pilates Mat Classes
Here are 5 real reasons you need Pilates mat classes. Take them at a studio or at the gym, but make sure you get some in. Here's why.

Interval Training - Pilates Cross Training with High Intensity Interval Training
Interval training is a form of cardio workout that can be used in cross training with Pilates and other exercise to support aerobic endurance, weight loss and cardiac health. Learn how to begin interval burst training and how to combine it with with Pilates.

Rael Pilates - Pilates as Art, Science, and Spirit: An Interview with Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the master Pilates instructors of out time. In this interview he shares his passion for Pilates as art, as science and a body, mind, spirit practice. He gives advice for beginners as well as insights about Pilates and men, mentoring Pilates instructors, how he developed the Avalon Pilates equipment, and more.

Rael Pilates - Pilates as Art, Science, and Spirit: An Interview with Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the master Pilates instructors of out time. In this interview he shares his passion for Pilates as art, as science and a body, mind, spirit practice. He gives advice for beginners as well as insights about Pilates and men, mentoring Pilates instructors, how he developed the Avalon Pilates equipment, and more. Page 4.

Rael Pilates - Pilates as Art, Science, and Spirit: An Interview with Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the master Pilates instructors of out time. In this interview he shares his passion for Pilates as art, as science and a body, mind, spirit practice. He gives advice for beginners as well as insights about Pilates and men, mentoring Pilates instructors, how he developed the Avalon Pilates equipment, and more. Page 3.

Rael Pilates - Pilates as Art, Science, and Spirit: An Interview with Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the master Pilates instructors of out time. In this interview he shares his passion for Pilates as art, as science and a body, mind, spirit practice. He gives advice for beginners as well as insights about Pilates and men, mentoring Pilates instructors, how he developed the Avalon Pilates equipment, and more. Page 2.

Rael Pilates - Pilates as Art, Science, and Spirit: An Interview with Pilates Instructor Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz is one of the master Pilates instructors of out time. In this interview he shares his passion for Pilates as art, as science and a body, mind, spirit practice. He gives advice for beginners as well as insights about Pilates and men, mentoring Pilates instructors, how he developed the Avalon Pilates equipment, and more. Page 5.

Food and Fitness: An Interview with Chef Kelly Liken of Vail, CO
In this food and fitness interview, Vail, CO chef and restaurant owner Kelly Liken talks and how she combines gourmet cooking with eating healthy and doing Pilates.

Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle Habits
The best route to weight loss is to have a healthy lifestyle. Here are 5 habits you can get into that will help you lose weight.

The Pilates Method and The History of Pilates as a Living Legacy
The history of the Pilates Method is the story a living legacy. Learn about how Joseph Pilates and the Pilates Elders shaped the way we experience Pilates today.

Pilates Exercise Instructions for Rolling Abdominal and Back Exercises
Rolling and unrolling back exercises have special significance in Pilates. They increase flexibility, calm the nervous system, stimulate circulation and are very good ab exercises. Get instructions for Pilates rolling back exercises.

Short Bio of Pilates Instructor Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle
Read a short biography of Pilates instructor and Movement Educator Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle.

Pilates Ball Exercises - Learn a Workout with Pilates Ball Exercises
Get free exercise instructions for a workout with Pilates ball exercises. This routine is a balanced, full body workout with Pilates ball exercises.

Pilates Ring - Upper Body Toning Exercises - Pilates Ring Exercises to Tone the Upper Body
Here is a set of the upper body toning exercises done with the Pilates ring. Learn simple exercises to tone your arms, chest, back and shoulders.

Best Pilates Videos Online - Free Pilates Exercise Videos Online
See the Pilates videos online. Here are free Pilates videos you can view online. They show Pilates exercises on the mat, and with exercise bands and exercise balls.

Pilates Reformer Exercises on the Mat - the Footwork - Reformer Exercises on the Mat
This challenging set of Pilates reformer exercises done on the mat is called the reformer footwork. It is a great Pilates workout for your abdominal muscles, inner thighs, hamstrings, and feet.

High Clam Pilates Exercise - Inner Thigh, Abs and Hips - Pilates Exercise Instructions
High clam develops from Pilates clam exercise. High clam is a beginner Pilates exercise that provides a little more challenge as a toning exercise for the abdominals, inner thighs, and hips.

Free Pilates Exercise Instructions - Corkscrew - Pilates Exercise Instructions
Corkscrew is a challenging Pilates exercise that works the abdominal muscles, especially the obliques. Get free Pilates exercise instructions for Pilates mat exercise, the corkscrew.

Free Pilates Exercises - Jack Knife - Exercises Instructions for Jack Knife
Get free Pilates exercise instructions for jack knife, an intermediate Pilates exercise.

Easy Exercise Ball Workout
This easy exercise ball workout is great for beginners or as a warm-up. It includes beginner exercises that increase flexibility and strength.

Pilates Foam Roller Exercise -
Learn an easy foam roller exercise that you can do on the floor or on a foam roller. Reclined marching is a functional fitness exercise that helps build core stability, balance, and good movement mechanics.

How to Perfect Pilates Teaser Exercise
Learn how to do the full Pilates teaser exercise. These instructions include exercises that will help you build up to the teaser.

Oblique Exercise - Roll Back with Twist and Toning Ball
Work your waist with roll back and twist, an oblique exercise where we add a toning ball to further challenge the oblique muscles.

Imagery in Exercise - Box Image Balances the Body in Pilates Exercises
Use the image of a box to balance the body in Pilates and other exercises.

Stress Relief with Easy Stress Reduction Exercises
These easy stress reducing exercises can be used alone or as part of the warm up or cool down phases of your exercise routines.

Breathing Exercises - Ron's Clock from Fletcher Pilates
Ron's Clock is a breathing exercise from Fletcher Pilates. It is a warm up exercise that stimulates up the diaphragm, lungs, and ribcage.

Pilates Mat Exercises - Double Leg Kick - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
Double leg kick is an intermediate Pilates mat exercise that builds back strength and flexibility. It is an extension exercise that also provides a great stretch for the chest and shoulders.

Pilates Exercise the Crab - Pilates Exercise Instructions for the Crab
The Pilates exercise, the crab, is an advanced Pilates mat exercise that continues the abdominal workout that exercises like rolling like a ball and seal teach. Get free Pilates exercise instructions for the crab.

Free Pilates Exercise Instructions - Shoulder Bridge - Pilates Mat Exercise
Shoulder bridge is an advanced Pilates exercise, but it can be developed in stages. Pilates shoulder bridge is a good workout for the abdominal muscles and hamstrings. Here are the exercise instructions, along with notes for developing shoulder bridge skills.

Pilates Head Nod Exercise -- How to Do the Pilates Head Nod Exercise
Head nod is the first move in many Pilates exercises. It is also a relaxation exercise that helps relieve stress in the neck. Here are free Pilates exercise instructions for head nod.

Best Butt Exercises - Pilates Heel Beats - a Back, Hamstring, and Butt Exercise
Pilates heel beats is one of the best butt toning exercises. It works the back, hamstrings and inner thighs too. Get free pilates exercise instructions for heel beats.

Pilates Exercise Instructions - Neck Pull - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
Get Pilates exercise instructions for the classic Pilates exercise, neck pull. This version is shown in Joseph Pilates book, Return to Life Through Contrology.

Boomerang - Advanced Pilates Exercise Instructions for Boomerang
Get exercise instructions for Pilates boomerang, an advanced Pilates exercise.

Advanced Pilates Exercises on the Mat
Learn advanced pilates exercises from the classical Pilates mat sequence.

Advanced Pilates Exercises on the Mat
Learn advanced pilates exercises from the classical Pilates mat sequence.

Pilates Instructors - Why You Need a Pilates Instructor
You do need a Pilates instructor. Pilates DVDs and online exercises are great but you still need a real, live Pilates instructor. Find out why.

Pilates Equipment - Portable Tower from Balanced Body - Tower Pilates Equipment
Read a workout equipment review of Tower on the Go, the portable Pilates tower from Balanced Body. This piece of Pilates equipment brings Pilates tower exercises to your home workout.

Pilates Equipment - The Pilates Chair is a Wunda Chair
The Pilates chair, also known as wunda chair, is traditional piece of Pilates equipment that is gaining popularity with new designs and training programs.

Pilates Equipment - Malibu Pilates, Aero Pilates and Pilatesstick - Home Exercise Equipment for Pilates
Learn about affordable and portable home exercise equipment for Pilates. The Pilates reformer, Pilates chair, and Pilates tower can all be found for under Pilates studio equipment prices.

Double Leg Stretch - Pilates Exercise Instructions for Double Leg Stretch
Double Leg Stretch sounds like a leg stretch, but it is really a very strong abdominal strengthening workout. In this exercise, everything moves from center. Double Leg Stretch is an intermediate Pilates mat exercise.

Pilates Exercises - Kneeling Side Kick - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions
Kneeling adds a new level of difficulty to a Pilates side kick front/back. This a real core exercise, giving the back and abdominals a workout as you maintain your balance while your free leg is moving. Learn to do this Pilates move.

Pilates Push-Up - Free Exercise Instructions for Pilates Push Up
Push-ups. Everybody knows about them, but have you done a push-up the Pilates way? Pilates push-ups use the whole body and require a new level of upper body stability and core strength.

Spine Twist - Pilates Mat Exercise Instructions for Spine Twist
Spine twist helps increase the range of motion in the upper body. It trains the trunk to spiral on the central vertical axis while maintaining the support of a stable pelvis. Spine twist works the oblique abdominals and the back extensors.

Pilates Exercise Instructions - Swan Dive - Free Exercise Instructions for Pilates Swan Dive
Swan dive is a Pilates exercise that works the back, abdominals, glutes, hamstrings, and inner thighs. It is an intermediate Pilates move that builds on Pilates swan.

Leg Pull Front - Free Pilates Exercise Instructions for Leg Pull Front
Like plank/front support, leg pull front engages every part of the body. Leg pull front takes plank/front support a step further. By lifting one leg off the floor, the instability that is introduced challenges the abdominals and shoulders to keep the trunk and pelvis stable as you move.

Pilates Equipment for Foot Exercises - Foot Corrector, Toe Exerciser - Foot Exercises with Pilates Equipment
Learn about Pilates exercise equipment designed for foot exercises. The foot corrector and the toe exerciser were invented by Joseph Pilates to exercise the feet.

Pilates Exercise Equipment for Home and Studio - New Alternatives
Learn about five types of new and different Pilates exercise equipment that add variety and new ways to learn into your home and studio Pilates workouts.

Pilates and Yoga Mats - A Review of the Eco conscious Yoga Mats from Gaiam
Read a review of the non toxic Pilates and yoga mats from Gaiam. This exercise mat gets kudos for being latex free and made from recycled material, it also has some weaknesses you should know about.

Pilates Exercise Mat - Reviews Help You Choose the Best Pilates Exercise Mat
Use these Pilates exercise mat reviews to help you find the best workout mat for you.

Pilates Exercise Fears - Pilates Training and Classes - Overcome Pilates Exercise Resistance
Do you want to learn Pilates but have some fears about Pilates training? Getting started can be the hardest part of learning something new. Here are some common fears people have about beginning Pilates, along with encouraging information about how to learn Pilates comfortably.

How to Find Pilates Classes
Here are 6 great ideas for how to go about finding Pilates classes.

Etiquette for Pilates Classes - Dos and Don'ts
From workout clothing to Pilates equipment and in-class behavior, use this list to review Dos and Don'ts before your next Pilates class.

Learning Pilates Home Workouts - The Joys of Pilates Home Workouts
Pilates home workouts are one of the best ways to get the full benefits of Pilates. Read about why Pilates at home can be valuable.

The Pilates Method Alliance Pilates Instructor Certification Gets Accreditation
The Pilates Method Alliance certification program for Pilates instructors has been accredited by the NCCA. Find out why this is relevant to you as a consumer or a Pilates instructor.

Pilates Instructor Rachel Segel Interview on Teaching Pilates, Pilates Instructor Training, and Certification
Get an in-depth look at Pilates, Pilates Instructor Training and the issue of Pilates certification in this compelling interview with Pilates Instructor, Rachel Segel, of The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO.

Pilates Instructor Rachel Segel Interview on Teaching Pilates, Pilates Instructor Training, and Certification
Take an in-depth look at Pilates, Pilates Instructor Training, and the issue of Pilates certification. This is a compelling interview with Pilates Instructor, Rachel Segel, of The Pilates Center of Boulder studio and Pilates instructor training program. Page 2.

Pilates Instructor Rachel Segel Interview on Teaching Pilates, Pilates Instructor Training, and Certification
Take an in-depth look at Pilates, Pilates Instructor Training, and the issue of Pilates certification. This is a compelling interview with Pilates Instructor, Rachel Segel, of The Pilates Center of Boulder studio and Pilates instructor training program. Page 3.

Pilates Associations - Pilates Method Certification through the U.S. Pilates Association
The U.S. Pilates Association oversees Pilates teacher certification in the Authentic Pilates tradition, as well as Joseph Pilates archives. Learn about the U.S. Pilates Association.

Pilates History - Archival Pilates Exercises
This article looks at what archival Pilates exercises are, how they came to be archival, and what the value of archival exercises is.

Don't Say This to a Pilates Beginner
A Pilates beginner is likely to hear a lot of different things about Pilates. Some will be more true than others. Here are 5 things often said about Pilates that are not useful.

Pilates Certification - What Is a PMA Gold Certified Pilates Certification
Some Pilates instructors are PMA gold certified. Find out what it is to have PMA gold Pilates certification from the Pilates Method Alliance exam.

What is a Pilates Master Teacher
What is a master Pilates instructor? Is there a certification for it? Who gets to be a master teacher? Find out in this brief look at a popular Pilates instructor description.

Pilates DVD Review - Ballet and Pilates DVD
Read this review of a ballet and Pilates inspired workout DVD. Two workouts with moves from ballet and Pilates offer strength and flexibility training.

Exercise Clothing for Pilates and Yoga - Be Present - Clothing for Pilates Review
Environmentally friendly fabrics and casual, hip styles go a long way toward recommending be present exercise clothes for Pilates or yoga. Read my review.

Pilates Books - The Everything Pilates Book - Pilates Book Reviews
The Everything Pilates book is a great primer on Pilates. It covers all the essentials in a well thought out and easy-to-read way. A great place to start reading about the Pilates Method of Exercise.

Jennifer Kries - Review of Pilates Instructor Training DVDs from Jennifer Kries
Review: Jennifer Kries Pilates DVD: The Master Pilates Instructor Trainer Series. This DVD series covers Pilates instructor training for Pilates mat exercises and Pilates equipment.

Pilates Chair - Review of MVe Pilates Chair from Peak Pilates - Pilates Equipment
Read a review of the Peak Pilates MVe Pilates chair. This piece of Pilates equipment is a redesign of the classic Pilates chair.

Pilates Book - Pilates by Rael Isacowitz - Review of Pilates Book by Rael Isacowitz
Book Review - Pilates, Your Complete Guide to Mat Work and Apparatus, by Rael Isakowitz. A wonderful guide to Pilates from one of the masters. This book covers all of the major Pilates exercises for mat and reformer, and includes other equipment as well.

Music for Exercise - CD Review of Power Pilates
Here I review a Music CD produced for Pilates. Power Pilates, a DJ Free with Power Music and Soulfood production, an eclectic blend of tribal and techno with a driving, but not overwhelming beat. This CD works quite well as an accompaniment for a strong workout.

Pilates DVD Review: Rael Pilates System 17, Pilates DVD
Rael Isacowitz is one of the true Pilates masters. His Pilates mat work DVD is both inspiring and well planned workouts. System 17 is the intermediate level of a three level workout system.

Stott Pilates - Fitness Circle - Power Paced Workout
Review: The Stott Pilates Power Paced Fitness Circle DVD. This is an intermediate level Pilates workout with good exercises for the arms, butt and thighs, as well as the essential Pilates focus on the core.

Review - Wii Pilates with Daisy Fuentes - A Review of Wii Pilates with Daisy Fuentes
Read this review of Daisy Fuentes Wii Pilates before you buy this Pilates workout from Sega games. Wii Pilates uses the balance board and remote sensor to give feedback on Pilates exercises.

Pilates at About.com - How to Be Part of Pilates at About.com
Add your voice to Pilates at About.com. From the Pilates forum to reviews and reader surveys, there are many ways to be part of this Pilates website.

Sweating Problems and Exercise - How to Play it Cool and Avoid Sweating Problems in Exercise
When you sweat during exercise it's usually a good sign. But you might want some tips on sweating problems and how to stay comfortable in a workout.

2011 Pilates at About.com Readers' Choice Award Thank You
2011 Pilates at About.com Readers' Choice Award Thank You

Vote: Best Pilates Ab Exercises, Books, Pilates DVDs, Reformer for Home and Pilates Chair
Vote in the Readers' Choice awards for the best Pilates reformer for home, Pilates chair, How to do Pilates book, and best ab exercise

Five Easy Workout Tips - Better Ways to Exercise
Don't be stuck in exercise habits. These easy workout tips will wake up any exercise routine you do.

Self-Criticism and Exercise: 3 Tips for Self Acceptance When You Workout
Self-criticism is a habit you can change. Here are 3 ways to calm your inner critic when it comes with you to exercise class.

Breast Cancer and Exercise: Benefits of Pilates and Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors
Exercise can have great benefits in breast cancer recovery. Here we look at how Pilates exercise can help women recover from the effects of breast cancer treatments. Page 3.

Pilates Method - Exercise Repetitions in the Pilates Method
Find out why the Pilates method does fewer exercise repetitions but still builds strength.

What is Pilates?
A brief description of the Pilates method of exercise.

Pilates Workouts Tips for Keeping Your Pilates Workouts Interesting
Variety is the spice of life, and a key to keeping your Pilates workouts effective and interesting. From working with videos and books, to magic circles and creating your own home workout, here are ideas and resources for keeping your Pilates training up to date.

Pilates and Travel - How to Do Pilates as You Travel
Travel can take a toll on your Pilates workout routine. But with a little planning, you might be surprised how easy it is stay on track.

Advanced Pilates Exercises - What if I Can't Do Advanced Pilates Exercises?
A reader asks: What if I can't do the advanced Pilates exercises?

Benefits of Pilates - Q: How Much is Enough to Get the Benefits of Pilates?
A reader asks how much Pilates is enough to give her all the benefits of Pilates.

Evaluate Your Pilates Training - 6 Questions About Your Workouts
Be sure that you are getting all you should from your Pilates training. Here are 6 questions about your workouts that will help you evaluate your Pilates training.

Exercise and Breast Cancer: Benefits of Pilates and Exercise for Breast Cancer Recovery
Exercise can have great benefits in breast cancer recovery. Here we look at how Pilates exercise can help women recover from the effects of breast cancer treatments. Page 2.

Breast Cancer and Exercise: Benefits of Pilates and Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors
Exercise can have great benefits in breast cancer recovery. Here we look at how Pilates exercise can help women recover from the effects of breast cancer treatments.

Pilates Fusion - Is Pilates With Exercise Balls or Yoga Still Pilates Exercise?
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 Workouts - The Ideal Schedule for Pilates Workouts
If you wonder how often to do Pilates workouts, read this article about the best Pilates workout schedule.

Pilates Lessons from Animals
Joseph Pilates was inspired to create many Pilates moves by watching the movement of animals. Each month we choose a power animal of the month to learn from.

Wrist Pain in Exercise - Foam Wedges and Rubber Pads Relieve Wrist Pain
Wrist pain is a common difficulty people have with weight bearing exercises. Find out how to use a foam wedge or rubber pad to relieve wrist pain during exercise.

How to Know if Pilates Training is Taking Over Your Life
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.

Mastering Pilates Mat Exercises - The Roll Up - A Pilates Mat Exercise
Pilates mat exercises, like the roll up, are great abdominal exercises, but these moves can be hard. Here are free Pilates exercise tips for doing the roll up well.

Easy Pilates Exercises - Sensing the Bones - An Easy Pilates Exercise
One of the best ways to improve your alignment in exercise is to know where your bones should be. Learn an easy Pilates exercise that will improve your inner sense of your your bones.

Upper Body Workout - Pilates Exercises for Back Shoulders, and Arms
Here are 5 ways to improve your upper body workout with Pilates. These exercises help increase tone and flexibility in the shoulders, arms, and back.

How to Do a Better Pilates Hundred
The Pilates hundred is a powerful exercise but it can also be frustrating. Here are 10 tips for making friends with this famous Pilates exercise.

Pilates Mat Exercises for the Butt, Hips and Thighs
While all Pilates exercises are about the whole body, these Pilates mat exercises put extra focus on toning the butt, hips and thighs, and supporting flexibility and increased range of motion.

Upper Body Pilates Exercises for the Chest, Shoulders and Arms
Tone the chest, shoulders and arms with these Pilates exercises that focus on the upper body.

Pilates Mats - Reviews and Information About Pilates Mats
Read reviews and get information about Pilates mats. Learn which exercise mats are best for home workouts.

PilatesExercises - Focus on Abdominals
Here are some of the best Pilates exercises that focus on working the abdominal muscles and developing core strength. Essentially, all Pilates exercises are abdominal exercises, working from the powerhouse; but look here for free Pilates exercises that zero in on the abs, build your core strength, and flatten your stomach.

Pilates Exercises Stretch and Strengthen the Back
In Pilates there is a lot of attention paid to the abdominal muscles, but it is important to remember that The front and the back of the body support each other front flexion exercises should be balanced with stretch and extension in the back. Here is a group of Pilates mat exercises that stretch and tone the back.

Advanced Pilates Exercises: Instructions for Intermediate and Advanced Pilates Exercises
Samplefree Pilate exercise instructions for intermediate and advanced Pilates exercises and workouts.

Pilates Books - Reviews and Information
Read reviews of Pilates books. Find out what's worth buying and why.

Pilates Questions: Answers from Readers
Read what others have shared about their Pilates experience on a variety of topics from weight loss to etiquette. Add your own thoughts too.

Pilates Information Polls - Take a Pilates Poll
Pilates polls are a fun, quick, and easy way to weigh in on different Pilates subjects. Take a poll and then check the results page to see how other people voted.

Pilates and Health Experts: Interviews with Pilates and Health Experts
Read interviews with top Pilates and Health experts. Topics range from teaching pilates to pilates and strength, to weight loss, posture, nutrition, and more

Stretching Exercises
Pilates exercises increase flexibility with stretches that are supported by the core and respect the normal range of motion of the joints. These stretches from Pilates and yoga will help you increase flexibility and range of motion.

A Glossary of Pilates Terms and Phrases


Sample Free Pilates Exercises: Pilates Mat Exercises
Sample free Pilates exercises online. These Pilates exercise instructions are free, and include photos and workouts for beginner and intermediate students.

Pilates with Exercise Bands - Get Resistance Band Exercise Instructions
While not traditional Pilates equipment, the exercise band has become a popular tool in Pilates workouts. The resistance bands provide exercise resistance as well as neuromuscular feedback.

Pilates Magic Circle Exercises
Here are free Pilates magic circle exercises, as well as information on magic circles. The Magic circles, also known as fitness circle, workout ring, exercise ring, etc., add light resistance to pilates exercises and help target specific muscle groups. They are often used to help tone the arms and thighs, and increase the core strength challenge of an exercise.

Pilates and Weight Loss - How Pilates Supports Weight Loss
Pilates and weight loss go together very well. Find out how Pilates supports weight loss and how to get the long, lean body Pilates is known for.

Pilates Classes - Beginner Information About Pilates Classes
Are you ready to take a Pilates class? Here is a wealth of information about the different kinds of Pilates classes, like mat and reformer, and what to expect from them.

Pilates on the Exercise Ball
Pilates exercises done on the exercise ball create a core strength and stability challenge.

The Top Teachers and Styles of Pilates
We will look at what the popular styles of Pilates are today and who some of the top teachers are. Windsor Pilates, Stott Pilates, The Method, and Fletcher Work are some of the teachers and exercise systems that will be reviewed.

Readers' Choice Awards 2011 -- Nominate Your Favorites
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Pilates: Nutrition and Weight Loss
Nutrition and exercise are the keys to weight loss. Find out what foods support healthy exercise and how Pilates supports weight loss.

Pilates for Special Bodies - Back Pain, Pregnancy, Seniors and More
The Pilates method can be especially helpful for people who are working with physical changes and challenges. Read about Pilates for pregnancy, seniors, back pain and much more.

Pilates and Pregnancy - Prenatal Pilates and Pregnancy
Learn about Pilates and pregnancy and how you can make Pilates part of your prenatal exercise plans.

Lessons Learned
In 2002 I published a book chock full of everything I knew about the Pilates Mat work.  It's a body of work I'm still very proud of but it did contain one item

The Anatomy of the Spine With Pictures
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 flexibility for the spine, and may relieve back pain in the process.

The Four Natural Curves of the Spine
This explanation of the curves of the spine, the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine includes pictures and diagrams of the anatomy of the spine. It will help you understand how Pilates exercise help support the spine and relieve back pain. Page 3.

3 Ways to Capture the Spotlight in the Pilates Fitness World.
Learn 3 Ways to Capture the Spotlight in the Pilates Fitness World and Become a Celebrity Trainer.

Meet the New Pilates Expert
Meet the New Pilates Expert

The Vertebrae of the Spine
This explanation of the human spine and its vertebrae includes pictures and diagrams of the anatomy of the spine. It will help you understand how Pilates exercise help support the spine and relieve back pain.

Pilates and the Spine - Pilates Exercises Support the Spine
Pilates for the spine. Pilates exercises help balance, strengthen, and stretch the back and abdominal muscles that support the spine.

Anatomy of the Spine and Excessive Curvatures -Pilates
Hunchback and swayback are common descriptions of excessive curvatures of the spine called kyphosis and lordosis. See pictures and diagrams and learn how Pilates exercises help balance muscular support for the spine. Page 4.

Inspiring Quotes From Pilates Founder Joseph Pilates
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 - An Introduction to the Bad and Healthy Fats
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.

Bad and Healthy Fats - Saturated and Unsaturated
There are two kinds of fats, saturated and unsaturated. Learn which are bad and which are a healthy fats, what kinds of foods have them, and where they fit in a healthy diet. Page 2.

Calories in Fat and Weight Gain - How Much Fat to Eat
Unhealthy fats and eating too many fats lead to weight gain. Learn about the calories in fat and how much fat to eat to stay healthy. Page 3.

Types of Exercise Balls for Workouts
Use the best exercise ball for your workouts. Learn about the many different types of exercise balls and the exercises they are used for.

Affordable Fitness Gifts for Pilates, Yoga and Exercise
Fitness gifts show you care, and they can be affordable as well. Here are a lot of ideas for things to give the Pilates, yoga and exercise lover in your life.

Pilates Body in Motion released on Amazon Kindle
Alycea Ungaro reviews her own book Pilates: Body in Motion and makes a big change.

Preparation Exercise from Pilates: Body in Motion
Alycea Ungaro, author of Pilates: Body in Motion says the Preparation exercise may or may not work for you. Page 2.

Preparation Exercise - Alternative Version
Alycea Ungaro, author of Pilates: Body in Motion offers an alternative preparation exercise that will work for everyone. Page 3.

Top Pilates on DVD Reviews - Recommendations for Pilates DVDs
Find top Pilates on DVD choices. Here are Pilates DVD recommendations based on reviews and divided by beginner, intermediate, advanced, and special interest categories.

Weight Loss - Tips for Weight Loss with Pilates
Tips for weight loss with Pilates. How you can use Pilates as part of your weight loss program.

Pilates Gifts - Pilates DVDs, Equipment and Workout Clothing as Pilates Gifts
A Pilates gift could be clothing or a DVD, or Pilates equipment like the reformer or magic circle. Get reviews and recommendations for Pilates gifts.

Pilates Exercise Modification Tips - Modify Pilates Exercises for Back and Neck Pain
Learn to modify Pilates exercises for safety or more challenge. Do Pilates exercises, and protect your neck and back, with these simple tips. Apply these basic modifications to matwork or reformer workouts.

Gravity and your Abdominals
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps.

Find Your Abs - Step 1
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps. Page 2.

Find your Abs Step 2
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps. Page 3.

Find your Abs - Next Step
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps. Page 4.

Find your Abs - Final Step
The secret to flat abs is yours in 3 simple steps. Page 5.

A Pilates Event for Everyone - March Matness
March MATness is a Pilates event that invites everyone to participate. Learn Pilates with Benjamin Degenhardt and a team of instructors.

Is Pilates Right for You?
Find out what type of exerciser you are. Here's what you need to know to see if Pilates is right for you?

Try a Pilates Exercise Three Different Ways and Choose your Favorite
Try Pilates at home in a 3 minute test drive with one exercise.

Try a Pilates Exercise Three Different Ways and Choose your Favorite
Try Pilates at home in a 3 minute test drive with one exercise. Page 2.

Try a Pilates Exercise Three Different Ways and Choose your Favorite
Try Pilates at home in a 3 minute test drive with one exercise. Page 3.

Try a Pilates Exercise Three Different Ways and Choose your Favorite
Try Pilates at home in a 3 minute test drive with one exercise. Page 4.

Reader Submissions: Readers' Best Resistance Band Exercises
Learn new resistance band exercises with this collection of exercise instructions from our Pilates readers. Use these exercises to create your own resistance band workout.

Resistance Band Exercises - Our Readers' Best
Learn new resistance band exercises with this collection of exercise instructions from our Pilates readers. Use these exercises to create your own resistance band workout.

The Best Pilates Books (not written by Joseph Pilates)
About.com readers nominate the best book about Pilates for the Readers' Choice Awards.

The Best Pilates DVDs - Readers' Choice 2012
Our readers need to know: What do you think is the best Pilates DVD? We have beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. Vote here.

Best Portable Pilates Reformers for Home Workouts
Readers are nominating the Pilates reformers they think are best for home workouts.

The Very Best Pilates Ab Exercise
Pilates is famous for toning the abdominal muscles. Here, readers vote on which Pilates exercise they think is the very best ab exercise.

Reader Submissions: Join Our Online Pilates Studio Tour
Our readers are showing off their Pilates studios. Here our readers share photos and tell us about their space and the Pilates equipment and classes that make each studio special.

A Look Inside Pilates Studios with Photos and Descriptions
Our readers are showing off their Pilates studios. Here our readers share photos and tell us about their space and the Pilates equipment and classes that make each studio special.

Pilates DVD Review - Bone Smart - Exercise for Osteoporosis
Read a review of BoneSmart Pilates, a workout DVD with exercises you can do to prevent or reverse osteoporosis.

Circuit Routine - Pilates Home Workout with Resistance Band, Exercise Ball and Pilates Ring
Learn a Pilates circuit routine for home workouts with the resistance band, exercise ball and Pilates ring.

Pilates Ring Exercise - Rainbow
Glutes, thighs and core control are essential parts of this Pilates ring exercise. Learn rainbow. Page 10.

Open Legs Balance with Pilates Ring
Open leg balance with the Pilates ring adds inner thigh toning and calls for even more core control. Page 11.

Relaxing Stretch on the Exercise Ball and More Workouts
This relaxing stretch on the exercise ball feels so good after a workout. Use it to stretch your abs and hip flexors. Page 12.

Warm Up - Palm Press with Pilates Ring
Engage your core and warm up with this Pilates ring exercise. Page 2.

Pilates Roll Up with Pilates Ring
Add the Pilates ring to your roll up exercise. This will help you engage your core muscles and add some and back toning to the exercise. Page 3.

Pilates Footwork as a Resistance Band Exercise
Learn how to use the resistance band with this leg and foot exercise from Pilates. Page 4.

Pilates Exercise: Single Leg Circle with Resistance Band
Challenge your core stability, tone your legs and improve your range of motion by adding the resistance band to Pilates single leg circle exercise. Page 5.

Bicep Curls with Resistance Band
Work your biceps and abdominal muscles with this resistance band exercise. Page 6.

Bridge on the Exercise Ball
Get instructions for Pilates bridge on the exercise ball. Page 7.

Home Ball Workout - Plank to Push Up
Tone your core and arms. Learn to do plank to push up with the exercise ball. Page 8.

Chest Lift with Rotation on the Exercise Ball
Add a rotation to chest lift on the exercise ball to get an extra workout for the oblique abdominal muscles. Page 9.

The Hundred with Exercise Band in Hands
Simulate a Spring Driven Pilates Workout with Exercise Bands at Home.

The Hundred with Exercise Band on Legs
Simulate a Spring Driven Pilates Workout with Exercise Bands at Home. Page 2.

Pilates Bridge Exercise with a Medicine Ball
Pilates bridge exercise done with the medicine ball adds an extra stability and hamstring challenge to the exercise.

Beginning Bridge Exercise on the Medicine Ball
Pilates bridge exercise done with the medicine ball adds an extra stability and hamstring challenge to the exercise. Page 2.

Pilates Bridge Exercise with a Medicine Ball
Pilates bridge exercise done with the medicine ball adds an extra stability and hamstring challenge to the exercise. Page 3.

Pilates Bridge Exercise with a Medicine Ball
Pilates bridge exercise done with the medicine ball adds an extra stability and hamstring challenge to the exercise. Page 4.

Pilates Bridge Exercise with a Medicine Ball
Pilates bridge exercise done with the medicine ball adds an extra stability and hamstring challenge to the exercise. Page 5.

Pilates Bridge Exercise with a Medicine Ball
Pilates bridge exercise done with the medicine ball adds an extra stability and hamstring challenge to the exercise. Page 6.

Pilates Bridge Exercise with a Medicine Ball
Pilates bridge exercise done with the medicine ball adds an extra stability and hamstring challenge to the exercise. Page 7.

Single Minutes of Exercise for Weight Loss
A study by the University of Utah shows that accumulating single minutes of exercise in a week can lead to weight loss.

Reviews - SLVRBK Roll Up Exercise Mat - Pilates and Yoga
Read a review of the SLVRBK roll up exercise mat. Suitable for Pilates and yoga, this mat is environmentally friendly and extra thick.

Quick Pilates Workout - Sample Exercises
Use this series of free Pilates mat exercises anytime you want a quick Pilates workout. It includes a warm up, exercises that tone the abdominals, back, arms, legs and butt, as well as some stretching.

Quick Workout - Pilates mat exercise - Pelvic Curl
A warm up for the spine and abdominal muscles, Pelvic Curl in this quick workout also works the lower body and helps coordinate breath and movement. Page 2.

The Hundred - Pilates Mat Exercises - Quick Workout
The Hundred is a classic Pilates Exercise. In this quick workout, it builds strength, stamina and coordination. One must use the breath and really activate the powerhouse at the same time. Page 3.

Pilates Quick Workout - Single Leg Stretch Exercise
Single Leg Stretch is one of the best Pilates mat exercises for working the abdominals. In this quick workout is an especially good exercise for the lower abdominals. If flat abs. is one of your goals, this exercise is for you. Page 4.

Quick Workout - Spine Stretch - Pilates Mat Exercise
Spine Stretch is a Pilates mat exercise that feels really good. In this quick workout it is a great stretch for the back and the hamstrings as well as a moment to center oneself before moving on to more challenging exercises. Page 5.

Quick Workout - Pilates Exercise - Swimming
This Pilates mat exercise is perfect for toning the abs. butt, back and hamstrings. Page 6.

Quick Workout - Plank - Pilates Mat Exercise
While Plank really targets the abdominal muscles and shoulder stability, you will find that plank is an excellent way to get a full body challenge. It is often modified to help build core stability for beginners and those with physical challenges. Page 7.

Saw - Pilates Mat Exercises
Saw is a basic Pilates Mat Exercise that is appropriate for all workout levels. In this quick workout it is a good spine stretch, utilizing spinal rotation and the breath to increase the stretch. Page 8.

DVD of Pilates with Weights - Sexy Body Pilates with Weights Workout - DVD Review
Pilates DVD review of Sexy Body Workout - Pilates with Weights from Jonathan Urla, founder of Yogilates.

Review - Workout Tops and bras - Racerback Tank from Abi and Joseph
Read a review of the racerback tank top for Pilates and yoga from Abi and Joseph. This workout top is smooth, long enough, and elegant. Find out if it fits your needs.

Pilates History - The Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska, with Biography
In honor of the passing of the Romana Kryzanowska, a legendary Pilates Elder, we take time to appreciate her life, the inspiration she was to her students, and the immense contribution she made to the Pilates world. Includes a brief biography and many resources on the history of Pilates.

The Pilates Movie - a Movement of Movement - Interview
What is the new Pilates movie, a Movement of Movement about and who is behind it? Learn more in this interview with filmmaker Mark Pedri.

Interview with Mark Pedri - Pilates Movie - a Movement of Movement
Learn all about the Pilates movie A Movement of Movement in this interview with documentary film maker Mark Pedri. Page 2.

Strength Building and Pilates for Men with Julian Littleford
In this special interview with Julian Littleford he talks about building strength with Pilates and Pilates for men, as well as how to work with Pilates in recovery from illness or injury.

Building Strength with Pilates After Illness or Injury with Julian Littleford
Renowned Pilates instructor Julian Littleford talks about strength building and returning to Pilates after illness or injury. Page 2.

Pilates Books - Review - Voices of Classical Pilates
Read a review of the book Voices of Classical Pilates. This wide-ranging series of essays about Jospeh Pilates' Method includes many stories of Romana Kryzanowska as well as reflections on learning and teaching Pilates as well as its many benefits.

Inside the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) with Elizabeth Anderson
In an in-depth interview with Pilates Method Alliance executive director Elizabeth Anderson, we get an inside the PMA view of certification, pilates teacher training, and PMA plans for the future. Page 3.

Inside the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) with Elizabeth Anderson
In an in-depth interview with Pilates Method Alliance executive director Elizabeth Anderson, we get an inside the PMA view of certification, pilates teacher training, and PMA plans for the future. Page 2.

Inside the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) with Elizabeth Anderson
The Pilates Method Alliance is one of the most influential organizations in the Pilates industry. In an in-depth interview with PMA executive director Elizabeth Anderson, we get an inside scoop on issues like the public perception of PMA certification, what it would take to have the PMA accredit schools, and PMA plans for the future.

Fletcher Pilates - an Interview with Kyria Sabin About Pilates Elder Ron Fletcher
This interview with the director of Fletcher Pilates, Kyria Sabin, explores the Pilates of Ron Fletcher -- what his influences were and how he developed his own style.

How Ron Fletcher Developed His Style of Pilates
Here we look at some of the ways Ron Fletcher developed his own style of Pilates from Joseph Pilates work. Page 2.

Intermediate Pilates Training Tips - Classes and Equipment
Now that you are at the intermediate level, here are 5 Pilates training tips to help you get the most out of your practice.

The Benefits of Deep Breathing in Pilates Exercise
Learn about the many benefits of deep breathing. This article is about how deep breathing is used in Pilates exercise and includes info on deep breathing exercises.

Pilates Instructor Siri Galliano
A brief biography of Pilates instructor Siri Galliano

Detox - Body Cleansing the Pilates Way, with Exercise
Detox with the famous Pilates internal shower. This is full body cleansing through increased circulation and better breathing.

Pilates Training - Readers Share Special Lessons from the Pilates Elders
Readers share their personal stories and insights from training with the Pilates Elders.

Pilates Exercises and Pilates Classes - How to Say I Love Pilates Exercises and Pilates Classes
Help us say I love Pilates in different languages. Also, if you want to learn to ask for Pilates exercises or Pilates classes in many languages, check here. Great translations for Pilates students who travel.

Pilates Exercises and Pilates Classes - How to Say I Love Pilates Exercises and Pilates Classes
Help us say I love Pilates in different languages. Also, if you want to learn to ask for Pilates exercises or Pilates classes in many languages, check here. Great translations for Pilates students who travel. Page 2.

Where to Do Pilates - Unusual Places We Do Pilates Exercises
Home workouts are great. So are Pilates classes. But read what happens when readers figure out where to do Pilates when they are not able to be at a

Pilates Exercises and Pilates Classes - How to Say I Love Pilates Exercises and Pilates Classes
Help us say I love Pilates in different languages. Also, if you want to learn to ask for Pilates exercises or Pilates classes in many languages, check here. Great translations for Pilates students who travel. Page 3.

Tips for Pilates Beginners - Advice on Pilates Exercises, Classes and Workouts
What would you tell a Pilates beginner about Pilates? Would you talk about classes, exercises, how to get the best workouts? Share you experience and read what others have written too.

Intermediate Pilates DVDs and Online Videos
Read reviews of Pilates DVDs and online videos. Reviews of DVDs from Stott Pilates, Yogilates, Winsor Pilates and more.

Pilates Warm-up and Prep. Exercises
These exercises get you in touch with your core muscles and set up good alignment for doing Pilates Exercises. Pilates breathing, finding neutral spine, and pelvic placement are all covered. Doing preparation exercises is an essential part of getting the most out of your Pilates workout.

Pilates Equipment - Pictures of Small Pilates Equipment for Home Exercise
Great pictures of Pilates equipment for the home workout. Exercise balls, resistance bands and exercise mats are among the pictures in this gallery of small, affordable Pilates exercise equipment for the home. Page 3.

Always a Beginner
Hello You! If we haven't met yet - I'm your new Pilates expert here on About.com.  I hope you were able to enjoy some of my new articles these past few

July 26 - August 4, 2013 - The Pilates Center of Boulder's 2013 Summer Conferenc - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Learn about the the summer conference of the Pilates Center of Boulder, 2013.

Arch Pilates Studio in Saint Johns, Florida - : Join Our Online Pilates Studio Tour
Arch Pilates in Saint Johns, Florida shows off the studio and offers some tips on getting started in your Pilates business.

August 9 - 11, 2013 Big Bear Pilates Festival - CA - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Learn about the Big Bear Pilates Festival at Big Bear Lake, California. This Pilates event features Pilates instruction with many of the most popular classical Pilates instructors.

June 14-16, 2013 - Pilates Round Table Summit - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Learn about the Pilates Round Table Summit held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida featuring a series of Pilates workshops with Laurette Ryan, Amy Alpers, Sherri Betz and Kyria Sabin.

June 8-9, 2013, Learn from the Leaders - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Get the details on the Learn from the Leaders Conference in June, 2013 -- created by BASI Pilates as part of their 25 year anniversary celebration.

October 9 - 12, 2013 - Annual Meeting of the Pilates Method Alliance - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Get the details on the Pilates Method Alliance conference for 2013.

July 12-14, 2013 - Pilates On Tour - Denver - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
The Pilates on Tour conference stops in Denver in 2013. Get details here.

August 16-18, 2013 - Pilates on Tour - Washington DC - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Pilates on Tour will be in Washington DC in August 2013. Learn more.

September 27-29, 2013 - Pilates on Tour - Chicago - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Learn about the Pilates on Tour conference coming to Chicago in September, 2013.

July 31 - Aug. 3, Polestar Pilates 8th International Conference - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Learn about the 8th International Polestar Pilates Conference of 2013

September 27 - 29, 2013 - Classical Pilates Convention UK - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
Get the details on the Classical Pilates Convention UK taking place September 27 through 29, 2013.

Sept. 28 - 30, 2013 South American Pilates Conference - : Pilates Conferences - An International Listing
The South American Pilates conference features all kinds of Pilates and top instructors from many traditions. Learn more.

Polestar Pilates - : Pilates Instructor Training Programs
Learn about Pilates instructor training through Polestar Pilates comprehensive program.

Power Pilates - : Pilates Instructor Training Programs
Read a description of the Power Pilates teacher training program.

Rasamaya Pilates Teacher Training - : Pilates Instructor Training Programs
Rasamaya Pilates teacher training in New Hampshire and Massachusetts offers a 450 hour program.

Balanced Body, Northern Virginia - : Pilates Instructor Training Programs
This Balanced Body Pilates teacher training program is in Northern Virginia.

Trio Pilates in Hillsboro, Oregon - : Join Our Online Pilates Studio Tour
Read this description of a cozy Pilates studio in Hillsboro, Oregon

Len Palombi Became a Pilates Instructor at 60 - : Pilates Success Stories
Len became a Pilates instructor at age 60. Read his inspiring story of Pilates teacher training, and feeling old at 50 but revitalized at 60.