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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Tone up with an elastic band with SELF Magazine

When you wan to get your body into shape you don't need any fancy equipment. In this fitness how to video SELF Magazine demonstrates how to utilize an elastic band for toning specific muscle groups. Watch and learn how easy it is to use the resistance band to do the following exercises: Bent-over cobra, power plunge, triceps crossover, recline row, curl whirl, side bend, hot 100, torso twist and deltoid raises. This simple elastic band moves are sure to tone and sculpt your arms, abs and lowe...

How To: Use a treadmill

Treadmills allow users to walk or run regardless of the weather. Many treadmills also provide specific information, such as speed, distance, calories burned and time elapsed. Learn how to use a treadmill from a trainer in this exercise tutorial. When you use a treadmill you should start at a moderate speed, increase speed comfortably, relax shoulders, and keep abs tight. With this how to video you will be able to use a treadmill for a more effective workout.

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 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: Use a medicine ball

Medicine balls have been used for strength training for thousands of years. Athletes in many sports can attest to their value. Learn how to use a medicine ball in this exercise tutorial. When exercising with a medicine ball you should intensify with faster reps, choose a safe weight, work upper body, and attempt 30-second intervals.

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 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.

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