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Brooke Siler used to do a lot of mindless exercising — strength training without really thinking about it, cardio without much conscious effort. Since becoming a Pilates instructor 15 years ago, however, her perspectives on exercise have changed. At the cover shoot for our November 2009 issue, Siler shares her story.
Whether you seek lower blood pressure, a longer silhouette, or a more peaceful response to life's pressures, disciplined practices like yoga, tai chi and Pilates offer a host of transformative benefits. Which might explain why mind-body exercise is one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry.