Pilates Eagle River AK

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Chrissy Whitters Certified
(907) 694-0396
19306 2nd St
Eagle River, AK
 
Jazzercise Eagle River
(907) 696-1253
12108 Business Blvd.
Eagle River, AK
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Outdoor Sports Center
(907) 428-0001
794 N Boniface Pkwy
Elmendorf AFB, AK
 
Curves Anchorage AK - North
6311 Debarr Road, Ste. G
Anchorage, AK
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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The Alaska Club North
(907) 375-0417
700 Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK
 
Curves Chugiak-Eagle River AK
12812 Old Glenn Hwy., Ste. A-5
Eagle River, AK
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Simpson's Featherweight Services
(907) 694-4538
14532 West Lake Ridge Drive
Eagle River, AK
 
The Alaska Club Muldoon Express
(907) 375-0417
7731 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Club
(907) 278-3621
700 S Bragaw St
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club East
(907) 375-0417
5201 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
 
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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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