Pilates Butte MT

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Mining City Taekwondo Academy
(406) 494-6135
3500 Whiteway Blvd
Butte, MT
 
Fuel Fitness & Nutrition Inc
(406) 221-7000
3755 Harrison Avenue
Butte, MT
 
Rocky Mountain Martial Arts
(406) 494-2015
3233 Kennedy Ave
Butte, MT
 
YMCA
(406) 494-3605
4040 Paxson Avenue
Butte, MT
 
St Fitness
(406) 782-1134
3255 Hecla St
Butte, MT
 
Under the Sun Restaurant
(406) 723-3223
75 E Park St
Butte, MT
 
Waterford Health and Fitness Club
(406) 494-9400
3718 E Lake Dr
Butte, MT
 
Park Street Gym
(406) 723-3223
75 E Park St
Butte, MT
 
Curves for Women
(406) 782-2788
1001 E Front St
Butte, MT
 
Rocky Mountain Martial Arts
(406) 494-2754
3233 Kennedy Ave
Butte, MT
 

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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