Things I have learned from Blogilates

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This is all I need for a workout a mat and Pilates ring.

Blogilates is the number one female fitness channel on YouTube with four million subscribers. Cassey Ho the Pilate’s instructor that runs this website has helped me improve my fitness in so many ways! I will share with you a few things I have learned since I started using her channel in 2011.

Form is more important than reps- Before I started using this website I would try to do as many sit-ups as I possibly could, but it does not necessarily mean I was doing them properly. When I was doing a sit-up I was doing them with improper form which made it so I was not getting the results I wanted because when you do an exercise properly you work harder! It is better to do five proper sit-ups than one hundred improper ones. If you aren’t getting the results, you are looking for make sure your form is correct when you are exercising!

Lower back pain can be caused by weak abdominal muscles- Before I started this channel I couldn’t sit for a long period of time without having back pain. Once I started doing Pilates my back pain went away. This is not always the case, but it was for me!

Can’t out train a bad diet- If you have a bad diet, it doesn’t matter how many times you go to the gym you won’t see those results until you make changes to your diet! I knew this before I started this channel but I hadn’t really thought about the importance of nutrition until I made some changes to my diet and that is when I really started to see improvements!

Helped relieve leg cramps- Before Blogilates I would get really bad leg cramps that would affect my daily activities. Since starting Blogilates I have not gotten any leg cramps that have affected my daily activities. Walking two miles was too much cardio for me that is why I was getting leg cramps since I stopped doing that I do not get unbearable leg cramps.

Hate exercise?- If you hate exercise that is okay, you may not have found the one that is right for you. It took me a year before I found an exercise routine that I fell in love with. I look forward to doing Pilates and can’t wait to do it again! That is the attitude you need to have when choosing an exercise routine because if you enjoy it you are more likely to do it again. If you hate exercising experiment with different things until you find the one that is right for you.

Comfort Zones- To create change, you must push yourself past your comfort zone and Cassey Ho does just that! She has taught me how to do things that I would have thought was impossible. When you are exercising your mind gives up before your body does! Cassey Ho motivates you the entire time and lets you know you can do it and even if you can’t that is okay!

Doesn’t discriminateBlogilates has a ton of variety of videos you can choose from. There is literally a workout for every part of your body! Most fitness channels that I have visited I am not able to do most of the videos because of my disability! Blogilates makes it so you can modify most of her exercises so no one is excluded! A lot of fitness channels you either can do the exercises or you can’t! I am not able to do all the videos but new ones are created every week so I have never run out of videos!

Blogilates has been a lifesaver for me because without it I would have completely given up on fitness. Blogilates is not for everybody some people may not be able to do very many of the exercises because of their disability! The important thing is to find something you love to do whether it is a workout or not. If you have any questions about things I have learned from Blogilates please leave them in the comments below.

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