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: 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: Tone every trouble zone with a beach ball

There is not better way to get in shape and target trouble zones than with the help of some experts in fitness and some simple workout equipment. In this how to video tutorial SELF Magazine shows you how to tone and sculpt your body with a simple beach ball. Tone difficult areas with tilt-a-whirls, dipsy dos, squeeze play, close reaches, reverse lunges, pendulums, hold your own and tummy toner 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: 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 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: Bridge with an exercise ball

In this video from diethealth, viewers are shown how to perform a bridge with an exercise ball. The process begins with the user lying flat on their back, and having their legs positioned on the ball so that their knees are bent. Then, they must lift their hips so that their spine is in a neutral position, and then lowering it back to its previous position. Along with the lifting, they must inhale with the lifting and exhale with the descent, while tightening their gluts and shifting the weig...

How To: Use a rowing machine

A rowing machine, or indoor rower, provides the benefits of rowing without the hassle of transporting a boat and having access to a lake or river. Learn how to use a rowing machine in this exercise tutorial. When using a rowing machine you should work back & biceps, do eight to 12 reps, use heavier weights, and balance breathing. With this how to video you can use a rowing machine to get a more effective workout.

How To: Do a behind hip flip with a kettlebell

The kettlebell or girya is a traditional Russian castiron weight, that looks somewhat like a cannonball with a handle. Kettlebell workouts are intended to increase strength, endurance, agility and balance. Learn how to do a behind the hip flip with a kettlebell as well as some combos using this basic move with this fitness tutorial. Watch this how to video and you will be able to do a behind hip flip with a kettlebell in no time.

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