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Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

That exercise: Can help to contribute to a weight loss program. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises, using a Pilates ball, for the abs?

Could you tell me what are good exercises, using a Pilates ball, for the abs?

Core: All core exercises modified with the pilates ball can help. I'd recommend modified plank positions (straight, side, etc) as these are known to build core muscles. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the exercises that a 4 months pregnant woman should avoid when doing Pilates ?

What are the exercises that a 4 months pregnant woman should avoid when doing Pilates ?

Exercise and pregnan: Exercise is appropriate through out pregnancy and needs to be modified for comfort and to prevent injury as pregnancy progresses. Gentle is best! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ tmd. I used to exercises before but now i stopped cos i get muscle pains from my tmd. Will yoga or Pilates be good for me?

I was diagnosed w/ tmd. I used to exercises before but now i stopped cos i get muscle pains from my tmd. Will yoga or Pilates be good for me?

Probably: Most tmd related symptoms can be attributed to stress related clenching. Myofacial pain is relieved by mouth guards. Yoga is extremely good for stress relief. It certainly can't hurt. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

Spinal surgery: Six weeks after implantation of a spinal cord stimulator, the device will be encased in scar tissue and will not migrate with exercise. In general, low impact exercises such as pilates are excellent to build core strength. ...Read more

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Is Pilates considered a good exercise? Will it help me stay fit?

Is Pilates considered a good exercise? Will it help me stay fit?

Yes, and yes.: Pilates are excellent for conditioning. They do not, however, replace vigorous cardiovascular exercise for maintanance of cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Yes/No: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult to get back into physical activity ex: Pilates after a long time of no structured exercise ? It's so much strain and tiring !

Why is it so difficult to get back into physical activity ex: Pilates after a long time of no structured exercise ? It's so much strain and tiring !

Out of shape: If u haven't been active recently w/ daily exercise it may take some time ( couple of weeks) for your aerobic capacity to improve to the point where it becomes more"easy" for you. Be patient and try to exercise @ least 20-25 min . 3-4 days / wk for the next month. If u can maintain this regimen or even increase the # or duration of your workouts u will find them "easier" .... And more fun! ...Read more

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