Pilates Mount Olive NC

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Cross Fit Mt Olive
(919) 222-4347
826 Baker Chapel Church Road
Mount Olive, NC
 
Fit 4 Life Of Mount Olive
(919) 658-4510
1130 N Breazeale Ave
Mount Olive, NC

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Fitness Extreme
(919) 734-4841
108 Centura Dr
Goldsboro, NC

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Curves
(800) 615-7352
512 Nc 581 Hwy S
Goldsboro, NC

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Larry's Gym & Fitness Supply
(919) 778-7464
112 S Berkeley Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
109 SE Center St
Mount Olive, NC

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Faison Recreation & Wellness
(910) 267-0115
184 Park Circle
Faison, NC
 
Curves
(919) 734-6640
512 NC Highway 581 S
Goldsboro, NC
 
Gold's Gym
(919) 759-2348
1306 Parkway Dr
Goldsboro, NC

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Gold's Gym
(919) 759-2348
1306 Parkway Dr
Goldsboro, NC
 
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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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