Pilates Cape Girardeau MO

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(573) 339-0488
125 S Broadview St # 9
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Curves Cape Girardeau
97 N. Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Cape Girardeau Country Club
(573) 335-8251
Country Club Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Curves Cape Girardeau MO
97 N. Kingshighway St., #11
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Training Edge the
(573) 332-8699
1430 N Kingshighway St
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Dalhousie Downtown
(573) 651-3777
19 S Spanish St
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Cape West 14 Cine
(573) 332-0888
247 Siemers Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center
(573) 334-6711
240 S Mount Auburn Rd
Cpe Girardeau, MO
 
Universal Health & Fitness Center
(573) 331-3355
150 S Mount Auburn Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Lee Park's Martial Arts Inst
(573) 335-3848
1545 Independence St
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
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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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