Pilates Gillette WY

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Wright Ball Field Complex
(307) 464-1355
1201 E Elkhorn Dr
Wright, WY
 
Recreation Center Gymnasium
(307) 682-8527
1000 S Douglas Hwy
Gillette, WY
 
Indian Hills Home Owners Assoc
(307) 686-0679
1000 Indian Hills Dr
Gillette, WY
 
Pace Fitness for Women
(307) 686-8100
405 W Boxelder Rd Ste B4
Gillette, WY
 
Casper Snap Fitness
(307) 237-6878
2135 East 12th Street
Casper, WY
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Club Energize
(307) 686-7627
2701 S Douglas Hwy
Gillette, WY
 
Powder River Academy of Taekwondo Llc
(307) 685-2900
107 E 3rd St
Gillette, WY
 
Club Energize
(307) 686-7627
2701 S Douglas Hwy
Gillette, WY
 
Gillette Physical Therapy
(307) 682-4900
201 W Lakeway Rd Ste 700
Gillette, WY
 
Sheridan Snap Fitness
(307) 673-0115
2240 Coffeen Ave.
Sheridan, WY
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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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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