Pilates Ironton OH

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Inch by Inch
(740) 532-2535
841 Marion Pike
Ironton, OH
 
Ironton National Little League
(740) 532-1650
813 S 4th St
Ironton, OH
 
Tone and Tan
(740) 533-2045
107 S 2nd St
Ironton, OH
 
Elk Club Room
(740) 532-1262
416 Park Ave
Ironton, OH
 
Tranquilan Inc
(606) 836-3964
224 Cardinal Rd
Russell, KY
 
Jazzercise Ironton Fitness Center
(740) 533-2996
3501 S. 3rd St.
Ironton, OH
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Curves
(800) 615-7352
1017 Ironton Hills Dr
Ironton, OH

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Contours Express
(740) 532-7150
209 N 2nd St
Ironton, OH
 
Franciscan Sisters of the Poor At or Ldy of Bllfo
(606) 833-3515
Saint Christopher Dr
Russell, KY
 
Contours Express
(606) 833-0864
1415 Diederich Blvd
Flatwoods, KY
 
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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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