Pilates Dover NH

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Planet Fitness
(603) 743-4653
898 Central Ave
Dover, NH
 
Southside Fitness Dover
(603) 343-2137
275 Locust Street
Dover, NH
 
Ladies Workout Express
(603) 742-5550
314 Central Ave
Dover, NH
 
Curves For Women
(603) 742-6600
24 Chestnut St
Dover, NH
 
Indoor Ascent Climbing Gym
(603) 742-7848
47 Broadway
Dover, NH
 
Dover Ken Shin Kan Karate Dojo
(603) 742-3262
157 Portland Ave
Dover, NH
 
Vision Fitness
(603) 743-3332
51 Washington Street
Dover, NH
 
Vanguard Key Clubs
(603) 743-3332
51 Washington Street
Dover, NH
 
Indoor Ascent
(603) 742-7848
47 Broadway
Dover, NH
 
Ladys Workout Express
(603) 742-5550
314 Central Ave
Dover, 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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