Pilates Fayetteville AR

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Fayetteville Snap Fitness
479-443-SNAP(7627)
1261 Steamboat Drive
Fayetteville, AR
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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24 Hour Freedom Fitness
(479) 582-0306
1665 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR
 
Summerhill Racquet Club
(479) 521-8241
3480 N Summerhill Dr
Fayetteville, AR
 
Paradise Valley Golf & Athletic Club
(479) 521-5841
3728 North Old Missouri Road
Fayetteville, AR
 
Fitness 4 Less
(479) 571-2348
2668 Citizens Drive
Fayetteville, AR
 
Curves For Women
(479) 575-9200
659 E Appleby Rd Ste 1
Fayetteville, AR
 
Gotta Love It Fitness
(479) 695-1101
60 E Township St
Fayetteville, AR
 
World Gym
(479) 521-0585
2035 North College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR
 
Metabolic Research Center
(479) 442-2725
237 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
Pilates Center the
(479) 443-2639
2920 E Zion Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
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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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