Pilates Kailua Kona HI

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Ladies Workout Express
(808) 327-4380
73-5619 Kauhola St # 206
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Pilates of Hawaii
(808) 334-1500
PO Box 743
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Golds Gym Kailua Kona
(808) 334-1977
74-5583 Luhia St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
G and E American Kenpo Jujitsu
(808) 329-1136
74-5605 Alapa St Ste 101
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Gold's Gym
(808) 334-1977
74-5583 Luhia St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Omega Fitness Llc
(808) 329-2444
74-5615 Luhia St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Omega Fitness
(808) 329-2444
74-5615 Luhia St # B1
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Curves For Women
(808) 331-2286
74-5565 Luhia St # B3
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Curves Kailua Kona HI
74-5615 Luhia Street, #B-1
Kailua Kona, HI
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Body Balance For Performance Big Island
(808) 331-1900
75-5699 Kopiko St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
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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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