Pilates Elberton GA

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Gym Kitchen
(706) 376-6302
81 East Howell Street
Hartwell, GA
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
930 Benson St
Hartwell, GA

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Curves Hartwell GA
930 Benson Street
Hartwell, GA
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The Jungle Gym
(706) 213-0094
108 College Ave
Elberton, GA
 
Curves for Women
(706) 376-4499
930 Benson St
Hartwell, GA
 
Bones & Bar Bells
(706) 376-9526
124 Athens Street
Hartwell, GA
 
Curves Hartwell
930 Benson Street
Hartwell, GA
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
650 Cook St
Royston, GA

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Elbert Memorial Hospital
(706) 283-6831
Elberton, GA
 
Bell Family Ymca
(706) 376-1654
Bowman Hwy
Hartwell, GA
 
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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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