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Kill That BOOTY with Kettlebell Moves (and get some A$$kicking in!)

by Brandi Marino of The Beyond Studios

The only thing we love more than doing kettlebells or Pilates on its own is a badass workout that fuses the two for even better body-sculpting results. Why do just one workout when you can get the benefits of a two-in-one sweat sesh? Because while swinging a kettlebell does have its benefits, building those moves into specific workout structures can bring you even closer to your body goals, whether that’s building muscle or sporting a chiseled long lean Pilates body.

To help (because, hey, it’s not like we all have degrees in sports science), I reached out to some of my fitness god friends to create three unique workouts using just seven kettlebell exercises. Stick with the plans below, alternating workouts three to four times a week, for the next three weeks, and you’ll sculpt a fierce long lean Pilates Body look with the muscular strength to back it up—just in case anyone decides to challenge you! Shout out to Track & Field for the awesome outfits featured in this article and The Beyond Studios videos!

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Heather Dorak’s Top 5 Post-Workout Products

By: Heather Dorak

In busy Los Angeles, for me, and many others in my classes, we don’t have the time to run home to shower and clean up before tackling the next task of the day.  I tend to do errands right after my workout or pop on over to one of my other studios to take care of business or just say hi to some smiling, hard-working faces.  Below are a few of my favorite freshening post-workout picks that’ll leave you beautiful and confident, instead of looking like you just stepped off of a reformer.

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The Top Pilates Studios Across The U.S.

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Courtesy of Platinum Pilates

Pilates sometimes gets a bad rap. Why? There are tons of misconceptions about the practice including it’s only for the very flexible, is too easy, or is just like yoga. But we’re hear to set the record straight. This is a full body workout for all fitness levels that not only improves posture and core strength but also can help prevent back injuries. Continue reading