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Exercise Why Bother?
Did you know that the average life span of men and women is around 80 years? Unfortunately a lot of us feel that age before we get to 50.

The Gym Can Be A Scary Place
The gym at first sight can be intimidating and more so if you are out of shape.

An Introduction to Pilates
Pilates is a series of exercises designed to improve flexibility and strength through a variety of stretching and balancing movements. It was developed by Joseph Pilates, a prisoner of war during the Second World War, and has become increasingly popular.

The Benefits of Pilates Exercises
Pilates is comprised of over 500 controlled exercises that are a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training intended to improve posture, create long, lean muscles, and reduce stress. Pilates exercises have evolved over the past 75 years.

A Guide to Pilates Equipment
There are endless options for exercise videos and equipment that you can buy to use in your home, if you are trying to shed weight and shape up. However, care must be taken that you do not concentrate on just one part of your body.

The Benefits of Using Pilates Videos
Pilates videos give you a low-impact yet highly intense workout that you'll look forward to doing over and again. You will feel refreshed and alert. Pilates videos can be used by most anyone, young or old, whether you are very fit or out of shape. Pilate videos come in VHS and DVD formats and range in duration from 10 minutes to 1-hour.

Choosing the Right Pilates Class
Every Pilates studio, health club, spa and fitness facility has its own training classes and programs. If you have a limited budget, it is a good idea to join a group class. This is a great, relatively economical place for beginners to start, and have fun. Using standing, sitting and recumbent positions, the instructor guides students through the various stretches and movements.

What Type of Pilates Studio is Right for You?
Studios are the best option for people who don't want to work out in their home, but do want to undergo the rigors of Pilates exercises under the guidance of experts and on the appropriate equipment.

A Guide to Earning Pilates Certification
Whether you want to work in a Pilates studio, a fitness club, a therapeutic clinic, or as a personal trainer, the first thing you need to do is to get certified from a reputable Pilates training institution.

How to Lose Weight with an Exercise Bike Program
Your pants are a bit tight, you can't seem to stop eating junk, and you're tired all of the time. It's time to get healthy and lose weight. Combined with a more sensible diet, an exercise bike can help you achieve the results you want.

Fitness Articles

Exercise Why Bother?
Did you know that the average life span of men and women is around 80 years? Unfortunately a lot of us feel that age before we get to 50.

The Gym Can Be A Scary Place
The gym at first sight can be intimidating and more so if you are out of shape.

How to Lose Weight with an Exercise Bike Program
Your pants are a bit tight, you can't seem to stop eating junk, and you're tired all of the time. It's time to get healthy and lose weight. Combined with a more sensible diet, an exercise bike can help you achieve the results you want.

Recumbent Exercise Bikes - Advantages
There are so many exercise bikes available that it's easy to be overwhelmed. Spinning bikes, stationary bikes, dual action bikes, and recumbent bikes are probably some of the terms you've heard. It's almost as though you have to be a fitness equipment engineer to understand the differences! Here's a quick summary of these confusing terms.

Exercise Bikes vs. Treadmills
You've decided you want to exercise at home. There are hundreds of pieces of home cardio equipment available. The most popular are treadmills and exercise bikes. In deciding between the two, you should compare long-term sustainability, the effectiveness of the workouts, and safety.



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