Pilates Mililani HI

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24 Hour Fitness
(808) 627-7400
95-221 Kipapa Dr
Mililani, HI
 
24 Hour Fitness Mililani Sport Gym
95-221 Kipapa Drive
Mililani, HI
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24-hr Operations, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Curves Waikele/Pearl City HI
94-1040 Waipio Uka St., #6
Waipahu, HI
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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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Curves For Women
(808) 676-8305
94-144 Farrington Hwy # 114a
Waipahu, HI
 
Curves For Women
(808) 671-9300
94-520 Ukee St # 101
Waipahu, HI
 
Curves For Women
(808) 625-9000
95-1249 Meheula Pkwy # E3
Mililani, HI
 
Y M C A of Honolulu
(808) 625-1040
95-1190 Hikikaulia St
Mililani, HI
 
Curves Wahiawa HI
634 Kilani Ave., #1
Wahiawa, HI
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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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Curves Wahiawa
634 Kilani Ave.
Wahiawa, HI
 
Curves Kunia/Waipahu HI
94-144 Farrington Hwy., #114A, Don Quijote Annex
Waipahu, HI
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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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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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