Pilates Concord NH

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Planet Fitness
(603) 228-8680
89 Fort Eddy Rd
Concord, NH
 
The Racquet Club of Concord
(603) 224-7787
10 Garvins Falls Rd
Concord, NH
 
Concord Fitness Center
(603) 228-9000
128 Hall St Ste H
Concord, NH
 
Tokyo Joes Studios of Self Defense
(603) 228-6596
163 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH
 
Racquet Club of Concord the
(603) 224-7787
10 Garvins Falls Rd
Concord, NH
 
Comfort Inn
(603) 226-4100
71 Hall St
Concord, NH
 
Averills Martial Arts Academy
(603) 223-0300
3 N Main St
Concord, NH
 
Centennial Senior Center
(603) 228-6630
37 Regional Dr
Concord, NH
 
Racquet Club Of Concord
(603) 224-7787
10 Garvins Falls Rd
Concord, NH
 
Concord American Little League Dillion Field
(603) 226-1812
14 Knight St
Concord, NH
 

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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