body toning

Lengthen & Strengthen with Pilates


Pilates / Yoga pose for Balance
Pilates / Yoga pose for Balance

Pilates Leads to a Happier, Healthier Life! Like yoga, Pilates is almost as much about the breathing as it is about controlling the body’s movements through the abdominal muscles (the “powerhouse”).

What really nice about Pilates is that you can do it anywhere at any time. All you would need is a mat and a peaceful atmosphere. Even though it works you hard, it does not leave you a sweaty mess, so you can easily fit it into a busy lifestyle.

It works the core and gives you a flat belly…Most abdominal exercises focus on the superficial abdominals that won’t give you a flat stomach. Pilates targets the deep core, which leads to a flat tummy, a narrow waist, and a healthy spine.

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4 Kettlebell Exercises for Beginners


Kettle Bell Swing and Squat
Kettle Bell Swing and Squat

Kettle bells have been around for years and have been quickly gaining popularity with fitness gurus around the country in the past few years. These small, but heavy, cannon-ball shaped free weights are great for toning and increasing fat loss—two things everyone wants from an exercise. The exercises below are some of the basic, beginner kettlebell exercises that you can add to your normal routine to blast off belly fat and tighten and tone your whole body.

Kettlebell Swings: Swings are the most basic kettlebell exercise, and they are fairly simple. When you are fist starting out, try to limit yourself to small, controlled swings, and as you get stronger you can try to do some bigger swings.  

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Jumpstart Your Bikini Body With 10 Summer Fitness Tips


Bikini body Summer fitness tips
Bikini body Summer fitness tips

If swimsuit shopping has you stressed out, you are not alone. The thought of putting on a swimsuit makes many women want to hide in the nearest closest until the next season hits. Now, it should go without saying that embracing your body, where it is, and enjoying time with family and friends, regardless of how you look in a swimsuit, is priceless. Don’t miss out on those memories just because you don’t like how you look in a swimsuit. However, I am also a woman and know that feeling good about ourselves is also very important as is making health and fitness a priority.

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