Pilates El Dorado AR

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Healthworks Fitness Center
(870) 862-5442
304 North Madison Avenue
El Dorado, AR
 
Parkers Chapel Fitness
(870) 864-6675
2975 Haynesville Hwy
El Dorado, AR
 
Golf N Games
(870) 864-8885
201 E Main St
El Dorado, AR
 
El Dorado Golf and Country Club
(870) 862-5516
101 Shady Side St
El Dorado, AR
 
Curves
(870) 862-8183
305 E Main St
El Dorado, AR
 
Salvation Army Gymnasium
(870) 863-9931
1901 Detroit St
El Dorado, AR
 
Curves For Women
(870) 837-2882
1276 Maul Rd
El Dorado, AR
 
Terry's Fitness Center
(870) 862-6440
420 S Washington Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Xtreme Fitness Center
(870) 875-2923
1708 Junction City Rd
El Dorado, AR
 
Mojoes Fitness Plus
(870) 862-9444
522 W 19th St
El Dorado, AR
 

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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