Pilates North Platte NE

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Inner Power Martial Arts
(308) 534-6929
PO Box 623
North Platte, NE
 
Curves
(308) 534-5224
521 N Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
Nebraska Athletic Club
(308) 534-4717
1701 E 4th St
North Platte, NE
 
Cody Go Karts
(308) 534-8277
805 Halligan Dr
North Platte, NE
 
Curves North Platte NE
521 N. Dewey Street
North Platte, NE
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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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Recreation Complex
(308) 535-6772
1300 McDonald Rd
North Platte, NE
 
Jazzercise North Platte Fitness Center
(308) 532-2097
1204 West A St.
North Platte, NE
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Jazzercise

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Jazzercise
(308) 532-2097
1204 W A St
North Platte, NE
 
Curves North Platte
521 N. Dewey Street
North Platte, NE
 
Fire House Gym
(308) 532-6337
908 E 7th St
North Platte, NE
 
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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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