Pilates Boise ID

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A Body In Balance
(208) 331-2098
230 W Mallard Dr # B
Boise, ID
 
Curves Boise
911 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID
 
Anytime Fitness
(208) 344-4284
1746 W. State Street
Boise, ID
 
Academy of World Tae Kwon DO
(208) 381-0587
4019 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID
 
Curves Boise ID - Southeast
2139 S. Broadway Avenue
Boise, ID
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Gold's Gym
(208) 472-2400
245 S Capitol Blvd # 5
Boise, ID
 
Capitol Youth Soccer
(208) 336-6512
270 S Orchard St Ste A
Boise, ID
 
Idaho Athletic Club
(208) 853-4224
2999 N Lakeharbor Ln
Boise, ID
 
Idaho Youth Soccer Assoc Inc
(208) 336-5256
2419 W State St Ste 2
Boise, ID
 
24 Hour Fitness
(208) 472-2400
245 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID
 
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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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