Pilates Middletown RI

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The Newport Gym
(401) 846-8496
510 E Main Rd
Middletown, RI
 
Fitness House Inc
(401) 683-9553
2572 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
 
Portsmouth Little League
(401) 846-8493
Coggshall Fld
Portsmouth, RI
 
Newport Gym
(401) 846-8496
510 E Main Rd
Middletown, MA
 
Sedona Fitness For Women
(401) 841-0077
878 West Main Road
Middletown, RI
 
Island CrossFit
(401) 862-0205
999 West Main Road
Middletown, RI
 
Island Fitness Center
(401) 683-6033
200 Highpoint Ave
Portsmouth, RI
 
Newport Martial Arts
(401) 849-3900
800 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI
 
Curves Portsmouth
2461 E. Main Road
Portsmouth, RI
 
Newport Athletic Club
(401) 846-7723
66 Valley Rd Unit 2
Middletown, RI
 

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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