Pilates Middleboro MA

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Weymouth Snap Fitness
Main St (Rt 18) and Calnan Rd
Weymouth, MA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Old Colony YMCA
(508) 947-1390
61 E Grove St
Middleboro, MA
 
Contours Express
(508) 946-5502
205 W Grove St
Middleboro, MA
 
Curves Lakeville MA
54 Main Street, Unit 16
Lakeville, MA
Programs & Services
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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Howland Place Fitness Center
(508) 994-2100
1 Surrey Dr
Lakeville, MA
 
Sun Rays Tanning Salon
(508) 946-0600
52 Centre St
Middleboro, MA
 
Curves For Women
(508) 946-9444
10 Merchants Way
Middleboro, MA
 
Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club
(508) 947-7862
92 Pine St
Middleboro, MA
 
Lakeville Fitness
(508) 923-0093
54 13
Lakeville, MA
 
Apponequet Pop Warner Junior Football Inc
(508) 923-1075
24 N Precinct St
Lakeville, MA
 
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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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