Pilates Coralville IA

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Control Martial Arts and Fitness Academy
(319) 337-6146
1001 25th Ave Ste 7
Coralville, IA
 
Brown Deer Golf Club
(319) 248-9302
1900 Country Club Dr
Coralville, IA
 
Curves Coralville/North Liberty IA
881 22nd Ave.
Coralville, IA
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Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
(319) 626-2285
2761 Oakdale Blvd
Coralville, IA
 
Golds Gym
(319) 338-3488
401 Oakdale Blvd
Coralville, IA
 
Curves Coralville/North Liberty
881 22nd Ave.
Coralville, IA
 
Fitness Instruction and Training Inc
(319) 688-2511
1150 5th St
Coralville, IA
 
Nolte Academy of Dance Llc
(319) 688-9289
1801 2nd St Ste 140
Coralville, IA
 
Cindy Ks Fitness For the Busy Woman
(319) 936-1411
1705 1st Ave Ste S
Coralville, IA
 
T and T Control Martial Arts and Fitness Academy
(319) 337-6146
1001 25th Ave Ste 7
Coralville, IA
 
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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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