Pilates Burlington VT

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South Burlington Snap Fitness
US Route 7 and Swift Street
South Burlington, VT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Woolen Mill Health Club
(802) 655-2399
20 W Canal St # 2
Winooski, VT
All American Fitness and Tanning Center
(802) 865-3068
1881 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
Xcel Above and Beyond
(802) 863-9235
595 Dorset St
South Burlington, VT
Marschkes Circle of Courage Martial Arts
(802) 863-8441
401 Patchen Rd
South Burlington, VT
Woolen Mill Health Club the
(802) 655-2399
20 W Canal St Ste 2
Winooski, VT
Curves South Burlington VT
338 Dorset St.
South Burlington, VT
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Jazzercise of Burlington
(802) 951-1133
14 Heineberg Rd
Burlington, VT
American Taekwondo Academy
(802) 864-7200
7 Fayette Dr
South Burlington, VT
(802) 862-9622
266 College St
Burlington, VT
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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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