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What you can do to avoid the discomfort of lactic acid build-up in your muscles while rock climbing? In this lesson, Josh from rockclimbtips.com demonstrates arm and leg techniques that will help your body conserve energy, as well as resting positions that will come in handy on longer, more exhausting routes. Finally, learn where to keep your feet while climbing. You may occasionally still feel the weakness from lactic acid build-up in the future, but now there’s something you can do about it.
After a day on the slopes with your buddies, you realize that your impeccable form and incredible speed are less impressive than you thought; your friends are not the least bit amazed by your obvious skiing talent. But a good trick would certainly prove your artistry and skill! Don’t despair! Tobin from Section 8 Snowsport Institute is here to teach you a long forgotten yet awe-inspiring feat you can wow your friends with on your next ski trip—it’s called a “worm turn.”
Feel the calorie burn in this hardcore toning workout session by Kira from Pilates Barre Workouts. Work your core, legs and arms ‘til you drop! This high-intensity, all-around hard-core workout is part 1 of a 2-part series. Get a “hard core” with this core strengthening routine that involves jumping and punching, leg and ab work on the mat, planks and waist work, and finally, weight work for toned arms.
Ballet barre is an fun and easy way to tone your entire body. You’ll love this introductory ballet barre workout; it is a unique art and method of fitness! Your classical ballet instructor, Kira, trained with Pacific Northwest Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, the University of Washington. In this half-hour workout, you’ll ease into a simple progression that covers the first eight positions and a few common ballet moves. You don’t even need a ballet barre - you can use your couch!
Try out this intermediate workout session that incorporates hand-picked favorites of Kira from Pilates Barre Workouts. These ab exercises focus on upper, lower, and oblique abs and the routine is timed to fit into your busy day - only 12 minutes long! This lesson even highlights non-sit-up exercises that work your abs! You’ll be sure to add this core strengthening exercise into your everyday workout routine. Combine it with an aerobic, calorie burning exercise for a complete day!
Strengthen and tone all your muscles while burning calories with interval training and a Pilates finish! This workout session by Kira from Pilates Barre Workouts uses free weights, but can be accomplished without weights, too. This routine will be an excellent cardio addition to your Pilates or toning regimen. It's always important to mix it up for your muscles! The Jump-2-Fit Cardio Tone & Pilates Finish targets biceps, deltoids, quadriceps, inner thighs, abs and more. Work your whole body!
Ease yourself into this relaxing balance and posture routine as you listen to classical music and stretch with a lake view. Good balance and posture are essential for exercise and healthy living! After this lesson by Kira from Pilates Barre Workouts, you’ll be calmed and ready to take on your day. This series of easy stretching exercises will help you achieve excellent joint and bone alignment and a smooth range of motion.
This awesome Pilates routine works your inner thighs, outer thighs, glutes, and all of those swimsuit muscles that you want ready by summertime. You should be an expert by this seventh lesson of Kira’s Pilates series, so follow along smoothly with Kira as you do the exercises together. Keep your abs tight during this a balanced, everyday workout, and enjoy the tranquil classical music and outdoor setting.
Come at rock climbing from the right angle! This lesson from Rock Climb Tips introduces directional loading, which allows you to maximize your reach and maintain your center of gravity even when facing tricky holds. Explore perpendicular holds, which can increase strength and stability and relieve pressure on your joints and wrists. Hear about the layback, see how and when to swing your body, and learn how to position your body for good balance.
Follow a flowing and balanced Pilates mat lesson to give your muscles a wonderful workout - using only your body weight! This routine by Kira from Pilates Barre Workouts runs through several variations of Pilates classics, such as the half roll back, spine stretch, and the clock. Do planks, crunches and hinges, in a methodological order to achieve maximum benefits. Work your arms, legs and core to obtain that swimsuit body and finish off the routine with stretches and posture work.
This fun sixth Pilates session in a series includes lengthening and toning for your legs, plenty of effective ab exercises, a chance to focus in on multiple muscles at once, and a combination of workouts that is sure to invigorate your body. You’ll also do some stretching as you listen to Kira’s favorite classical music in an outdoor setting. For all fitness levels - different levels gain different benefits as they step up their fitness!
This challenging arm toning session is packed full of excellent exercises that you can do with or without weights. Pause for a break whenever you need to throughout the routine; work at your own pace! Although this is an arm toning session, you’ll be doing arm exercises that also work your abs and legs. Move slowly and smoothly for resistance and control and keep your abs tight! You’ll feel great after this workout.
Settle into the Pilates repertoire that you now have! Don’t worry if you’re new to Pilates because Kira from Pilates Barre Workouts always provides a recap of previous workouts. In this fifth Pilates lesson of a series, you’ll do some difficult leg work such as scissor kicks without using your arms, among other exercises. Work your abs and many different leg muscles. All the while, you’ll enjoy Kira’s favorite classical music and an outdoor setting.
Jumps onto boxes or rails look impressive when other snowboarders do them, but everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you have been snowboarding for ages or are still a beginner, this lesson on jibbing is for you. Mike and Marthe from Section 8 Snowsport Institute demonstrate tips for jibbing on the slopes—how to stabilize yourself, and practice maneuvers you can do on flat land (so it will hurt less when you fall). You’ll be dominating the half pipes and rails in no time!
364 days till next year’s skiing season—you gotta toughen up! This workout from Kira Elste, Pilates and ballet instructor, combines medium-intensity core, balance, and leg exercises to get you ready for the slopes. Do this 18-minute workout once a week in the weeks leading up to ski season; you’ll be more prepared and may even prevent injury.
Snowboarding may be an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors and exercise, but its important to maintain proper form to remain in control. In this lesson, Mike from Section 8 Snowsport Institute demonstrates how to keep your upper body stable through short radius open turns, which build speed rapidly. Learn how to keep your upper body stable, while using your legs to alternately push and pull you through turns. Don’t let the mountain control you, control the mountain!
Looking for an exercise that’ll help you strengthen your core and lose weight? This Pilates workout for beginners teaches you how to practice ribcage breathing, curling sit ups, and head and shoulder raises. Inhale and exhale in a steady rhythm to get the ultimate workout. Get into a routine and watch your body change!
Lesson 4 of the series by Kira presents a great Pilates session with plenty of leg, arm, ab and oblique exercises, as well as stretches. The routine includes fun exercises such as the saw, high plank with toe heel rocks, and more. Enjoy this Pilates workout routine in an outdoor setting as soothing classical music plays.
In lesson 3 of this Pilates series by Kira, you'll work your abs, arms (triceps), back, glutes, legs, and more. You’ll workout at an upbeat intensity and end with relaxing stretches, all the while enjoying the classical music as you flow through the exercises. This workout routine is a great way to start or finish any day and introduces some new exercises, such as the teaser prep. Look and feel your very best! This exercise routine is for any age or level.