Pilates Great Falls MT

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Great Falls Snap Fitness
(406) 761-4971
125 NW Bypass
Great Falls, MT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Snap Fitness
(406) 761-4971
125 NW Bypass
Great Falls, MT
 
Westside Little League
(406) 761-7525
1300 E Fiesta
Great Falls, MT
 
Curves Great Falls MT
1601 - 2nd Avenue N, Ste. 101
Great Falls, MT
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Curves Great Falls
1601 - 2nd Avenue N
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls NW Snap Fitness
(406) 727-2077
2104 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fitness Plus Martial Arts Academy
(406) 268-1554
508 Central Ave W
Great Falls, MT
 
Heisey Memorial
(406) 453-1211
313 7th St N
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls of America Little League
(406) 761-0642
1022 38 N
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls Yoga Center
(406) 452-9634
309 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
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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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