5 Pilates Moves to Work Your Abs


By: Bethany Barich (Follow on Instagram & Twitter) 

Pilates – you either love it, or you hate it. Personally, I’m in the middle. I can sit here and brag all day about how much I think Blogilates is amazing, and Cassey Ho is a lifesaver in regards to helping me shed fat. However, I will never be caught in a Pilates class because I’m that person who struggles, and screams from frustration, during half of the poses.

Pilates has some fantastic benefits, though, that make it worth those struggles and screams.

One of the top reasons to get out there and try Pilates is because it’s a killer core worker – which is why this article is happening.

Pilates also is nice for easing back pain, loosening our joints, improving our performance in sports, and making us more flexible. Let’s get back to that first reason, though, the core strength. Having core strength is great for endurance, keeping balance, doing yoga, and we end up feeling great because we look good naked. To achieve all of those benefits of having a hardcore core (ha, see what I did there?), let’s take a look at five of the best Pilates moves for our abs.

The Hundred

There are a lot of variations to this pose, but no matter how you do it, you’ll have burning abs by the end. You can start with your legs on the ground and bring them up as you curl, or you can bend your knees at a tabletop position if the pose is too difficult at first.

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How to Get Fit at Home

By: Laura Peill – (Check out her blog Chronicles of Passion & Facebook)

I have a confession: I don’t have a gym membership.

In fact, I haven’t for over a year now. Initially it was because I was travelling and moving countries and wasn’t in a place long enough to get one, then it was because I didn’t have a lot of extra funds to spend on one.

But now it’s because I’ve figured out how to be fit without one. It helps that I’m a runner, and that covering 80-100 km per week keeps you pretty fit. But over the last little while I’ve focused on other fitness (i.e. more than just cardio), and figured out that I am doing just fine without the monthly $200 expense.

Here’s how you can do the same.

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7 Lunch Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

By: Bethany Barich (Follow on Instagram & Twitter) 

Lunch, it is either a meal skipped, or a meal that’s quickly scarfed down. It’s sitting at the desk eating your microwave food, or it’s going out and grabbing a quick beer with a few coworkers. I’m not going to lie to you, the midday beer sounds amazing, but the rest sound a tad unhealthy. 

The midday meal is just as important as breakfast, because it’s the meal that’ll keep you going for the rest of the day until it’s time to clock out. There’s a lot of ways to incorporate healthy habits into lunch – let’s take a look at a few!

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