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What is Pilates?
What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of over 500 controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body by using a popular exercise regimen that uses special stretches and machines. Named after Joseph Pilates, Pilates exercise system has proven itself invaluable not only to the fitness user, but to the professional trai...

Martial Arts and Fitness
Martial Arts and Fitness

One day last year, on a cold Saturday morning, I woke up earlier than normal for some reason. Stepping into the bathroom in order to take a shower, I stopped in front of the full sized mirror that my wife had me install the weekend before. As I was looking at myself, I really became disgusted. I decided to step on the...

Senior Games
Senior Games

If you're over age 50 and not planning to enter the Transplant Games, Paralympics, or Special Olympics--and if you're not as strong or fast as you once were--we have an Olympics for you: the Senior Olympic Games. We have the Olympic Games for people at the peak of their athletic ability who qualify as the...

Ski Fitness Fundamentals!
Ski Fitness Fundamentals!

As ski season approaches, many enthusiastic snow sliders will flock to their fitness centers. Eager to avoid the dreaded "thigh burn", some may perform countless sets on the leg extension machine, often at weight loads that would make Arnold terminate his workout. But is this really effective? Maybe not. Where do th...

Working Smart: 4-easy Ways To Get Fit, Faster!
Working Smart: 4-easy Ways To Get Fit, Faster!

Let's face it, getting and staying in shape can be a costly investment. And, if you're not careful, its greatest cost is the one commodity you could use the most of: time (keeping monetary costs in check is another volume, entirely). Yet, even many seasoned exercisers often have difficulty changing their bodi...

Fitness Myths and False Beliefs
Fitness Myths and False Beliefs

Believing That Aerobic Exercise is the Secret to Long Term Weight Loss Even exercise physiologists are often caught up in the partial view thinking that "aerobic exercise burns fat." The truth is, you might enhance fat release during aerobic exercise, but you can burn fat as fuel anytime you are in an "aerobic sta...

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