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Get It Now: A Totally Firm Lower Body

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Our 3 Favorite Pilates Videos

Winsor Pilates Ball Workout

Mari Winsor, pioneer of Pilates for the masses, uses a stability ball as an added challenge for total-body toning (you'll work hard to keep the ball under control). There are also plenty of soothing stretches between strength moves. ($19.95)

Denise Austin's Hit the Spot Pilates

Zone in on key trouble areas with video vet Austin's progressive Pilates workouts. Three ab-intensive segments build toward increasingly more challenging routines; the remaining four sequences hit the hips, thighs, and glutes. ($14.95)

The Quick & Dirty Guide to Pilates

Mix and match dozens of moves to create a Pilates workout that's customized to your fitness level and target areas. Bonus: Click on the Angle Change button to get a different visual perspective on each featured exercise. ($26.98)

Q&A: "How can I get rid of cellulite on my legs and butt?"

In a word? Exercise. "Cellulite is basically the buildup of fat tissue stored unevenly, which produces its dimply appearance," says exercise physiologist Michele S. Olson, PhD. To speed fat loss and minimize cellulite, follow a healthy diet and do at least four 45- to 60-minute aerobic workouts each week. In addition, says Olson, do strength moves like the ones here three times a week. "Resistance activities are key to maintaining a toned lower body -- you're sculpting lean muscle mass while burning excess fat."

 

Originally published in Fitness magazine, December 2005.

 

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heather_jameson01 wrote:

Nice workout but it's not enough. I had cellulite and simply didn't go away with exercises. However, after years of failures, I managed to banish it in 2 months using coffee grind body wraps done daily, special foods and drinks. To read my full story, go to www.cellulitenomore.net/me

3/11/2013 05:30:12 PM Report Abuse
BettePatterson6872 wrote:

Nice workout! Since two months I am following fitness and nutrition specialist Flavia del Monte's "Licious & Curvalicious Workout Systems" I have already seen the positive results. I have a slimmer, fitter, and sexier body now. I recommend you as well. Try http://flaviafitness.info

7/21/2012 05:12:14 AM Report Abuse
rightonpointe wrote:

killer move! looks easy at first but at the 15 rep mark your really feeling it! love it.

2/12/2011 04:55:28 PM Report Abuse

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