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#805496 - 02/11/13 01:32 AM What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion  
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Share with us what is your favorite exercise. Maybe it's a sport or game. How often do you do it? Where do you do it?
Why do you do it?

There, that ought to get you started. Let me hear from you!

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#805497 - 02/11/13 01:37 AM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Terri Jo]  
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I'll get us started. My favorite exercise isn't really exercise it is a mind-body experience. I love yoga! I also love my Miracle Balls. TJ


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#805645 - 02/11/13 11:34 PM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Terri Jo]  
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Okay let's take a vote:

running
biking (what kind)
walking
weight lifting
yoga
pilates
Zumba
Cross-fit

Is yours not on the list tell us if it is and if not I will add it.


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#805748 - 02/12/13 07:26 PM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Terri Jo]  
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I like walking and I have not been good about continuing my walking program this winter. It was a beautiful day today and this afternoon I took a short walk.

At one time, I thought I would like to take ballet but the local dance school didn't offer beginning ballet for adults. I thought it might be a good stretching exercise.

I took a Zumba class once and I didn't like it at all.

#805751 - 02/12/13 07:58 PM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Terri Jo]  
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I hear you. Zumba is tough, pretty hardcore. I like walking too. Especially when it is warm.

I took ballet once (as an adult). It was fun, but I am truly uncoordinated and kept falling over.

Thanks for posting.


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#805769 - 02/13/13 12:57 AM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Terri Jo]  
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Okay, I'll take another turn. I love Pilates.


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#805787 - 02/13/13 08:32 AM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Terri Jo]  
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Originally Posted By: Terri-Exercise Editor
Okay, I'll take another turn. I love Pilates.


Terri, the only thing I know about Pilates is that a ball is involved. Tell me more.

#805960 - 02/13/13 03:13 PM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Angie]  
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Hi Angie. Actually a ball is not involved in the basic 34 mat Pilates moves. The poses are floor poses and you need a mat.

There are variations of Pilates that are fun but not necessairly based on the Pilates principles. There are exercises such as:
"Pilats on the Ball"; "Yogalates"; weight training with Pilates" and more.

All of the principle poses are designed to strengthing the core giving you more stability, toning, and strength. Below are two articles I have written on Pilates. Maybe you will want to try a beginners Pilates class. Thanks for posting.

Introduction to Pilates Principles
Your Core Source of Strength and Stability


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#805993 - 02/13/13 07:43 PM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Terri Jo]  
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I'll read the articles. Thanks for the information.

#805997 - 02/13/13 08:30 PM Re: What is your favorite exercise-Weekly Discussion [Re: Terri Jo]  
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Anytime. Let me know if you have more questions.


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