Pilates Scarborough ME

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Old Orchard Snap Fitness
(207) 934-6136
2 Cascade Rd.
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Falmouth Snap Fitness
(207) 899-4473
65 Gray Rd.
Falmouth, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Lifestyle Fitness Center
(207) 883-4537
29 Pleasant Hill Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
Contours Express
(207) 883-9853
25 Plaza Dr
Scarborough, ME
 
B Fit and Co
(207) 885-5752
PO Box 536
Scarborough, ME
 
South Portland Snap Fitness
(207) 799-0864
747 Broadway
South Portland, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Viking Health and Fitness Center
(207) 885-5535
605 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
 
Go Figure Tone and Tan
(207) 883-7962
628 US Route 1 # 1
Scarborough, ME
 
Scarborough Sport and Fitness
(207) 885-5152
153 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
 
B Fit Complete Fitness
(207) 885-5152
183 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
 
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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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