How To: Workout with resistance bands and exercise ball

There is an easier way to get in shape—and you can do it from the comfort and privacy of your own home if you so prefer. There are a few low impact pieces of exercise equipment that you can use to tone and shape your body; and often these simple tools can produce dramatic results. In these exercise videos, learn how to workout with a resistance band and a fitness ball. Through the power of the internet, our expert can be your personal trainer and lead you through several exercises to tone you...

How To: Build an Exercise Machine

I am a runner and have been running with a group of US Marines. They have convinced me to start working out my upper body, along with my running legs. I also like to build things. I have a three and a half foot by seven foot room in my basement, and turned it into a weight machine room. I built an elevator that I can fill with nine pound paver stones. The elevator cable goes over a series of pulleys that allow me to do four different upper body exercises.

How To: Do ab rockers

No pain, no gain. We're not exactly the biggest fans of this philosophy, but when it comes down to losing weight and becoming lean and trim, exercise is the only way to look great. Check out this fitness video to learn how to do ab rockers that'll contract your ab muscles quickly for a tight, strong midsection.

How To: Use a broom handle to get fit with SELF Magazine

You don't need fancy equipment to workout and get a great body. In this how to video SELF Magazine shows you how to utilize a broom handle to stabilize your workout routine. Grab that broom stick and start doing the following exercises: flutter kicks, straight arm raises, side circles, abs dynamo, twist off and sitting pretty. Tone your upper and lower body with these broom exercises.

How To: Train your core with gymnastic rings

In this video, we learn how to train your core with gymnastic rings. Instead of attaching each gymnastic ring handle to a fixed bar. This will now become a pulley system that requires a ton of strength to use. After you have this set up, you can do different exercises while hanging down diagonally and holding onto the handles. You will have to plant your feet into the ground and use a lot of strength in your core to keep the pulleys moving and keeping you in place. Try using these for differe...

How To: Do an exercise routine with a Functional Footprint

In this clip, you'll see how to do a simple Pilates routine with a Functional Footprint exercise tool. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates.

How To: Mount your laptop to your exercise equipment

In this tutorial, we learn how to mount your laptop to your exercise equipment with Chris Gardner. This is a great way to stay active and get your work done at the same time. First, grab some measurements of your machine, then grab aluminum bars that are the sizes of the front of the bike. Cut out the pieces so they are the size that you need, then mount onto your machine and place your laptop onto it! You can use screws to remove this, or you can leave it on to use whenever you would like wh...

How To: Do bench-dip exercises to increase your arm strength and size

If you are one of the smaller kids in school, you know that sometimes you have to exert yourself a little bit more to get noticed for your athleticism. There will always be better athletes than you, but only if you don't apply yourself. Weight training is the best way to bulk up and this exercise, called the bench dip, will beef you up by working out your biceps muscles. It's a great workout to increase your arm size.

How To: Do abdominal crunches on an exercise ball for a great abs workout

Exercise is a very important for everyone on a daily basis. Our society has evolved into a life of work, work and work. The majority of these jobs are sitting at a desk in some sort of cubicle. Humans are not built for this purpose; we are made to be active every single day. Thus, we must incorporate exercise in one way or another during our 14-16 hours of wake time. And this instructional video will show you a great exercise— how to do an abs crunch on an exercise ball.

How To: Use the reverse hyper to protect and rehab the back

In this video, we learn how to use the reverse hyper to protect and rehab the back. First, you need to lay down on the machine correctly. Make sure your core is out and your arms are holder the levers. Now, lift your legs up on the straps and slowly lower them down. Continue to do this as you work out, this will result in a great work out in just a few reps. As you continue to do this you will be able to do heavier weights. This will help protect your back from injury and get it back into shape!

How To: Do advanced side-lying leg work on a Pilates Reformer

This clip demonstrates a simple Reformer-based Pilates exercise routine to target your legs. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates.

How To: Improve upright posture & balance with an EXO chair

This clip demonstrates a simple exercise routine designed to help counteract bad posture. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates.

How To: Use the "90/90" limb rehab technique with a Cadillac

This clip over a rehab technique called 90/90 using the Pilates Cadillac exercise device. Whether you're toying with the idea of opening up your own rehabilitative Pilates studio or merely need some help tackling a certain pedagogical or administrative problem, you're certain to be well served by this free video tutorial from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For more (and more comprehensive) information, take a look.

How To: Perform a quad lunge routine on a CoreAlign machine

This clip presents a simple demonstration of a quad lunge CoreAlign exercise routine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. To get started performing the quad lunge CoreAlign exerci...

How To: Do a "Leaning Ski Jump" routine on a CoreAlign machine

This clip presents a simple demonstration of the "Leaning Ski Jump" CoreAlign exercise routine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. To get started performing the "Leaning Ski Jump...

How To: Do a "Double Hoof" routine on a CoreAlign machine

This clip presents a simple demonstration of the "Double Hoof" CoreAlign exercise routine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. To get started performing this CoreAlign exercise yo...

How To: Perform C stretches on a CoreAlign Pilates machine

Learn how to perform basic C stretches on a CoreAlign Pilates exercise machine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For complete instructions, give this free exercise video a gander.

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