Pilates Morganton NC

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Curves Morganton NC - East
609 S. Green St., Ste. 100
Morganton, NC
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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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Bone Breaker Gym
(828) 432-5610
306 Carbon City Road
Morganton, NC
 
Curves Morganton
406 W. Fleming Dr.
Morganton, NC
 
Flex Fitness Authority
(828) 437-8377
909 W Union St
Morganton, NC

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Curves
(800) 615-7352
122 Fairway Shopping Ctr
Hudson, NC

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Curves
(828) 430-7039
609 S Green St
Morganton, NC
 
Curves For Women
(828) 430-7099
119 Independence Blvd
Morganton, NC
 
Flex Fitness Authority
(828) 437-2202
909 W Union St
Morganton, NC
 
Phifer Wellness Center
(828) 580-6600
2165 S Sterling St
Morganton, NC
 
Curves Granite Falls NC
239 Timberbrook Lane
Granite Falls, NC
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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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