Pilates Carson City NV

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Carson Colony Recreation Department
(775) 883-6431
2900 S Curry St
Carson City, NV
 
Bodyfit Fitness For Every Woman
(775) 885-1000
4250 Cochise St
Carson City, NV
 
Nevada Personal Fitness Ctr
(775) 885-2016
725 Basque Way
Carson City, NV
 
Nevada Wonder Soccer
(775) 884-9999
3094 Research Way
Carson City, NV
 
Nevada Fitness Ladies
(775) 885-2016
3094 Research Way # 61
Carson City, NV
 
Check Point World Team Inc
(775) 884-0842
251 Jeanell Dr Ste 3
Carson City, NV
 
Fitness For 10
(775) 884-3478
3242 Research Way
Carson City, NV
 
The Fitness Resource
(775) 882-9999
1048 Westcreek Ln
Carson City, NV
 
Eagle Fitness
3242 Research Way
Carson City, NV
 
Gold's Gym
(775) 887-7444
3456 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
 

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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