Pilates Anchorage AK

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Club Sports
(907) 561-2889
4641 Canterbury Way
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club Midtown
(907) 375-0417
630 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
 
Planet Fitness
(907) 444-4400
700 East Benson Blvd # 1
Anchorage, AK
 
Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK
 
Erickson Gym
(907) 646-9944
Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club West
(907) 375-0417
1400 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Highway # 700
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club for Women
(907) 375-0417
1450 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Powerhouse Gym
(907) 277-6937
202 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
World Gym Fitness Center
(907) 646-8686
2700 A St
Anchorage, AK
 

The Skinny about Pilates

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

The Pilates "method," as it is now known, is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility , strength, and body awareness, without necessarily building bulk. It is resistance exercise, not aerobic ( cardio ).

Pilates is closer to weight lifting than it is to  aerobic activities, and it should be considered resistance exercise.

Pilates was created in the 1920s by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) for the purpose of rehabilitation.

Pilates is a series of controlled movements performed on specially designed spring-resistant exercise apparatus (the Reformer, the Ladder Barrel, the Cadillac, the Spine Corrector and the Wunda Chair) or on the floor (mat work).

Two of the key elements of Pilates are core muscle strength and spinal alignment. The core musculature is loosely defined as the spine, abdomen, pelvis, hips, and the muscles that support these structures. Some of the main core muscles are the erector spinae (located in your back along your spine), the internal and external obliques (the sides of your abdomen), the transverse abdominis (located deep in your gut, this muscle pulls your belly button in toward your spine), the rectus abdominis (the "six-pack"), and hip flexors (in your pelvis and upper leg).

During a Pilates session, whether it's on the machines or the floor, the emphasis will be placed on your core mus...

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