Pilates Knightdale NC

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Wendell Snap Fitness
919-365-SNAP (7627)
2493 Wendell Blvd
Wendell, NC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Triangle Pilates
(919) 466-9989
270 Cornerstone Dr # 102
Cary, NC
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
4001 Wide Waters Pkwy Ste. A
Knightdale, NC

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Seaboard Fitness
(919) 833-5800
802 Semart Dr
Raleigh, NC

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Oak City CrossFit
(919) 800-0201
1317 Hodges Street
Raleigh, NC
 
Raleigh Snap Fitness
(919) 847-1441
1141 Falls River Ave, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Planet Fitness
(919) 217-2999
2001 Wide Waters Parkway
Knightdale, NC
 
Snap Fitness
(919) 365-7627
2493 Wendell Boulevard
Wendell, NC
 
Lifestyle Family Fitness
(919) 713-2275
6461 Triangle Plantation Dr
Raleigh, NC

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Fit 24
(919) 873-9322
3131 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC
 
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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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