Pilates Kapaa HI

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Touch of Spirit Day Spa
(808) 823-6144
4504 Kukui St Ste 8
Kapaa, HI
 
Bikram Yoga Kauai
(808) 822-5053
PO Box 2000
Kapaa, HI
 
Jazzercise Kauai /lihue Parish Hall
(000) 000-0000
4340 Old Nawiliwili Rd.
Lihue, HI
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Jazzercise

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Jazzercise Lihue Aloha Dance Studio
(808) 635-1950
4469 Kolopa St.
Lihue, HI
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Jazzercise

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Curves Lihue/Kapaa HI
3-4280 Kuhio Hwy.
Lihue, HI
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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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At Your Pace Express Fitness
(808) 822-4111
4558 Kukui St
Kapaa, HI
 
Kauai Gym
(808) 823-8210
934 Kipuni Way # A
Kapaa, HI
 
Kauai Athletic Club
(808) 245-5381
4370 Kukui Grove St
Lihue, HI
 
The Studio
(808) 639-2473
Papaloa Rd
Lihue, HI
 
Pilates Kauai Body Works
(808) 639-3074
PO Box 160
Kilauea, 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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