Pilates Benton AR

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Little Rock Snap Fitness
(501) 353-0224
400 North Bowman Road
Little Rock, AR
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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No Limits 24 Hour Fitness Center
(501) 315-2122
17310 Interstate 30
Benton, AR
 
No Limits Center
(501) 315-2122
17310 Interstate 30
Benton, AR
 
No Limits Fitness Center
(501) 315-2122
17310 Interstate 30
Benton, AR
 
Fitness Unlimited Health Club
(501) 778-2571
1212 Highway 35 N
Benton, AR
 
Pilates Studio Of Little Rock
(501) 603-2103
5915 Kavanaugh Blvd
Little Rock, AR
 
Miracle Ear of Sears
(501) 660-6248
PO Box 623
Benton, AR
 
Shuri Te Academy of Martial Arts
(501) 840-7262
2113 Watts Rd
Benton, AR
 
Johns Gym Health and Fitness Center
(501) 315-5646
1513 Military Rd
Benton, AR
 
John's Gym 24 Hour Fitness
(501) 315-5646
1513 Military Rd
Benton, AR
 
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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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