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It's the small-space fitness challenge!

I need to develop a balanced daily workout for the next six months, specifically designed for limited and somewhat unusual spaces. Assume I have no access to traditional weights or fitness machines of any kind and that level ground and traditional cardio options will be at a premium. What 10 exercises can I do to approximate a whole-body workout? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on May 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Yoga (don't play with) fire?

Former exercise nut turned semi-couch-potato may or may not want to try out hot yoga after only 2 non-hot yoga classes. Good or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Tsukushi on Mar 14, 2014 - 15 answers

How do I become an early morning exerciser?

Have you gone from not exercising in the morning to regularly doing so, and enjoying it and feeling energetic? I would love to have your tips! [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jan 25, 2014 - 18 answers

How to hot yoga

I'm interested in trying a hot yoga class, but historically I've been one of those people that occasionally passes out from heat/humidity. Can (or should) I do this? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 20, 2014 - 27 answers

Yoga body?

Since starting on birth control about a year ago, I have gained SO. MUCH. WEIGHT. (Almost 30 lbs) I want to look like a yogini. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Sep 23, 2013 - 23 answers

Please talk to me about yoga!

I'm considering taking a beginning yoga class. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Feb 20, 2013 - 37 answers

how to increase strength/endurance with weak ankles & wrists?

I'm looking for suggestions about strength- and endurance-building exercises -- general types or specific motions -- that will either engage my super-weak ankles and wrists in order to strengthen them or avoid using said weak bits entirely in order to avoid exacerbating the existing problems. Preceding that, I am not even sure which route to take in the first place: activate/try to strengthen these weak areas, or avoid/leave well enough alone? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Feb 5, 2013 - 14 answers

Stretches in bed?

What are the best stretches I can do or device I can buy in order to stretch while I'm bed ridden for a week? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Dec 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Exercise needed: Growing old gratefully... but a little grace wouldn't hurt either

I'd like recommendations for books, sites, or online or downloadable videos for gentle yoga or similar exercises for increasing flexibility, that I can do at home, starting at rank-beginner level. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Non-fluffy flexibility-promoting exercise classes in Philadelphia?

Where can I get the body workout without the soul workout - in Philadelphia? I'd like to find an exercise class that focuses on flexibility and reducing tension - without the spiritual stuff usually abundant in yoga classes. [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Aug 23, 2012 - 6 answers

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP.

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Aug 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Yoga that will kick your ass

Wanted: The toughest, non-spiritual, exercise-focused yoga DVD available. P90X need not apply. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on May 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me fix my old lady knees.

How can I strengthen my knees? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 1, 2012 - 19 answers

Yoga, Cardio, and Weights, Oh My

Cardio? Yoga? strength-training? Help set me straight. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Mar 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me deskercise!

I sit at my desk all day and forget to move, focus elsewhere, stand up, drink water, stretch. You get the idea. I want a regular reminder to take a moment to do these things. I've searched apps and freeware and have come up empty. Help? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Feb 16, 2012 - 25 answers

Is running + yoga + swimming enough?

I want to lose weight and improve my running speed. Is running + yoga + swimming enough? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Yoga for noobs

Yoga for beginners [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Jul 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for: exercise program to deal with flab, but NOT drop weight

I want to be less flabby. I cannot afford to join a gym or get a personal trainer. Does it sound like strength training will work for me? [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Jan 19, 2011 - 21 answers

You'd think that stretching 4 times a day would do it!

I stretch 3-4 times a day (for about 10 minutes each time), and get 1-2 massages a week, but my muscles are still SO tight, and my flexibility isn't increasing! What can I do? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jan 4, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I give my body the focus and attention it needs?

What's the best way for a young, non-athletic, mostly out-of-shape male to get in touch with his body and feel good about himself? (More details inside.) [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

stretch!

My ideal resource would be some sort of book or DVD akin to "Gentle Stretching for Old Fat People". Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Aug 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Yoga as main exercise?

I started doing yoga on my own a couple months ago, using a book, and I love the way it makes me feel and look. I'm interested in it as a main form of exercise and would like to hear from people who practice yoga as their main exercise. What is your yoga routine like, what kind of yoga do you do, and do you feel fit from mainly doing yoga? Any particular recommendations? (classes, books, DVD's, etc). Thanks! [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jun 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Help a yoga novice find the perfect yoga DVD.

What is a good beginning yoga DVD? [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Feb 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find useful yoga and/or pilates DVDs.

Can you tell me about your experiences with pilates or yoga in regards to lower back pain? DVD or CD recommendations especially helpful. [more inside]
posted by rosethorn on Oct 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Curious Yoga Novice Seeks Guidance

Tips, advice, recommendations, insight, cautions, suggestions and matters unforeseen concerning the addition of yoga to my fitness regimen. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Sep 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me incorporate weight lifting into my current fitness routine.

How can I successfully incorporate weight lifting into my current fitness routine? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Sep 3, 2009 - 35 answers

What's the secret to loose-limbed happiness?

You know that loose-limbed, joints-fully-lubricated feeling you get after a massage or a jacuzzi? I want that feeling all the time. What's your secret? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 20, 2009 - 20 answers

Big man workout system?

I need a workout system for a BIG man. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I find some great exercise DVDs?

How can I find some great exercise DVDs? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 19, 2008 - 6 answers

travel yoga?

What kind of yoga sequence should I do while traveling? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on May 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Help a weakling achieve her first push-up!

I'm a 35 yr old female, 5'6", 120lbs, in good general shape (walk loads, work out) who has never been able to achieve a single-push up. It's a key move to many of the workouts I want to do, but most strength-building programs assume that even the weakest can do at least one. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Apr 27, 2008 - 32 answers

"I fart in your general direction." Please help us stop! The guy in my pilates class thanks you!

Ladies and Pilates - question about unintended sounds during class. I know it's normal but is there any way to clamp down to quiet down once in a while? This doesn't seem to happen as much during yoga, and it doesn't matter if I've had sex recently or not. [more inside]
posted by barometer on Jan 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Yoga/Pilates for a hardworking nurse

How do I find yoga/pilates classes that will work with a nurse's irregular shift schedule? Also, is yoga/pilates effective for dealing with leg/back pain due to working 12+ hour shifts on one's feet? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Nov 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Please motivate me to take up Vinyasa Yoga

What should I know about Vinyasa Yoga? [more inside]
posted by suki on Jun 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Starting Tai-Chi or Yoga in Los Angeles

I want to learn Tai-Chi or Yoga in Los Angeles. Where's a good place to do that? (For those outside of L.A., what are good things to look for when finding a place to start Yoga or Tai Chi? How often should one go when starting out? What else should I know?) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Dec 7, 2005 - 9 answers

YoGA! YoGA! YoGA!

NYCYogaFilter: Any NYers who attend yoga classes? Do you have a school or teacher to recommend? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 25, 2005 - 5 answers

Beginning yoga tips

Everyone tells me I should do yoga, that their favorite thing on earth is yoga, and that yoga made all the bad things in their life good. My question is, how do I get started? Is there starter yoga? [more] [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Dec 11, 2003 - 20 answers

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