If you're looking for a low-impact workout to get in shape, Pilates is an efficient way to build long, lean muscles. During Week Seven of the NBC 6 Fit Club Challenge, Bratton shows Nick and Jacque a series of exercises using body weight as resistance.
"Pilates is a total body conditioning exercise method combining flexibility and strength," said Janine Bratton, trainer at CHRISTUS Louisiana Athletic Club. "You use your body as an integrated unit which is like one piece. It creates long, flexible strength and core strength."
Nick and Jacque found out it's not as easy as it looks.
Watch the video and see for yourself.
Trainer Janine also offers some great tips for substituting healthy options for your favorite foods.
Favorite Foods Healthier Alternative
Apple Pie Apple w/Cinnamon & Sugar Substitute
Regular Chips Baked Chips
Ice Cream Low fat Yogurt
Steak Sirloin Steak
Baked Potato Sweet Potato
White Pasta/Bread Wheat Pasta/Bread
White Rice Brown Rice
Iceberg Lettuce Spinach or Romaine Lettuce
Whole Dairy One percent dairy
Whole Eggs Egg Whites
Saltine Crackers Wheat Thins or Triscuits
Fruit Juice Whole Fruit