Pilates Grand Forks ND

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Grand Forks Snap Fitness
(701) 757-7627
4571 South Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Center Court Fitness Club
(701) 746-2790
1600 32nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 
Wise About Weight Inc
(701) 792-3806
1826 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
 
Grand Forks Gun Club
(701) 772-1551
Highway 2 W
Grand Forks, ND
 
Healthsouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Ctr
(701) 746-8374
2617 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
 
Grand Forks Snap Fitness
(701) 746-9884
2750 Gateway Dr., Suite A
Grand Forks, ND
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Tennis Racquetball and Fitness Centre
(701) 746-2790
1600 32nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 
Altru's Health & Fitness Center
(701) 780-2516
1300 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
 
Grand Forks Tennis Racquetball and Fitness Centre
(701) 746-2790
1600 32nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 
Ata Black Belt Academy
(701) 738-3270
2150 32nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 
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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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