Pilates Missoula MT

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Golds Gym Fitness and Aerobic Complex
(406) 549-9181
2425 W Central Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Curves Missoula
1204 W. Kent Ave.
Missoula, MT
 
The Womens Club
(406) 728-4410
2105 Bow St
Missoula, MT
 
Body Shop For Guys and Gals the
(406) 728-1910
1604 Kemp St
Missoula, MT
 
National Runaways Switchboard
(406) 721-9622
YMCA
Missoula, MT
 
Curves Missoula MT
1204 W. Kent Ave.
Missoula, MT
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Courthouse Sports and Fitness
(406) 721-3940
3821 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT
 
YMCA Missoula Family
(406) 721-9622
3000 S Russell St
Missoula, MT
 
The Gym
(406) 541-3111
3031 S Russell St
Missoula, MT
 
Frenchtown Fitness Center
(406) 626-0142
16800 Mullan Rd
Missoula, MT
 
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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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