Pilates Rapid City SD

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Rapid City Snap Fitness
(605) 716-7627
5622 Sheridan Lake Road
Rapid City, SD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness
(605) 791-3242
1624 E St Patrick St
Rapid City, SD
 
Abreez Fitness
(605) 716-7171
3064 Covington St
Rapid City, SD
 
Forest Recreation
(605) 343-3313
23055 Custer Gulch Rd
Rapid City, SD
 
Anytime Fitness Rapid City, SD
(605) 791-3242
1624 E Saint Patrick St, Ste 106
Rapid City, SD
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Rapid City Snap Fitness
(605) 791-5313
1565 Haines Ave., Suite B
Rapid City, SD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Personal Weight Training by Carol White
(605) 399-3245
2330 Janet St
Rapid City, SD
 
Koko FitClub of Rapid City
(605) 719-3359
5312 Sheridan Lake Road
Rapid City, SD
 
Steven Howard Certified Strength and Fitne
(605) 348-4039
2107 Arrow St
Rapid City, SD
 
Dynamic Martial Arts
(605) 348-1694
2420 Cruz Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
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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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