Pilates Libertyville IL

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Vernon Hills Bally Total Fitness
30 W Phillip Rd
Vernon Hills, IL
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Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Steam Room, Yoga

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Mundelein Snap Fitness
840 North Route 83
Mundelein, IL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Glenview Snap Fitness
(847) 724-7627
1527 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL
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Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Round Lake Snap Fitness
(847) 546-1400
389 N. Wilson Rd.
Round Lake, IL
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Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Northshore Bally Total Fitness
6821 Dempster St
Morton Grove, IL
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Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Chiropractor, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Tanning, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Deerfield Bally Total Fitness
260 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL
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Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Palatine Snap Fitness
(847) 358-7627
19 West Wilson
Palatine, IL
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Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Gurnee Snap Fitness
(847) 223-5300
34491 N. Old Walnut Circle
Gurnee, IL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Schaumburg Bally Total Fitness
1020 N Meacham Rd
Schaumburg, IL
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Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Schaumburg West Bally Total Fitness
2411 W Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg, IL
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Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Yoga

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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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