Pilates Lahaina HI

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Golds Gym
(808) 667-7474
Lahaina Sq Shopping
Lahaina, HI
 
Lipoa Center
(808) 874-2844
Gold's Gym
Wailuku, HI
 
Gold's Gym
(808) 242-6851
850 Kolu St
Wailuku, HI
 
Health Mentor Alliance Inc
(808) 891-1131
1405 Hiahia St
Wailuku, HI
 
Y M C A Maui Office
(808) 242-9007
250 Kanaloa Ave
Wailuku, HI
 
Golds Gym Lahaina Maui
(808) 667-7474
840 Wainee St
Lahaina Maui, HI
 
Golds Gym Wailuku
(808) 242-6851
850 Kolu St A-3
Wailuku, HI
 
Gold's Gym
(808) 242-5773
871 Kolu St # 103
Wailuku, HI
 
Pace It
(808) 276-6229
1295 S Kihei Rd
Wailuku, HI
 
Golds Gym
(808) 242-5773
871 Kolu St Ste 103
Wailuku, HI
 

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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