Pilates Bastrop LA

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Curves For Women
(318) 283-0003
7111 Old Monroe Rd
Bastrop, LA
 
Anytime Fitness Sterlington, LA
(318) 387-7233
8649 Hwy 165 N, Suite 8
Monroe, LA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fitness Lodge The
(318) 281-4606
3867 Bayou Acres Dr
Bastrop, LA
 
Curves for Women
(318) 283-0003
675 E Madison Ave
Bastrop, LA
 
Absolute Fitness
(318) 345-8723
4150 Old Sterlington Rd
Monroe, LA
 
Rogers' One On One Fitness
(318) 283-5903
913 Mccreight St
Bastrop, LA
 
Anytime Fitness
(318) 387-7233
8649 Hwy 165 N
Monroe, LA
 
Rogers' One on One Fitness
(318) 283-5903
913 McCreight St
Bastrop, LA
 
Morehouse Council on Aging Inc
(318) 283-0845
821 Washburn Ave
Bastrop, LA
 
Anytime Fitness
(318) 998-3583
7930 Desiard St
Monroe, LA
 
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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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