Pilates Sioux Falls SD

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Pilates Center Of South Dakota
(605) 339-0655
1600 S Western Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Sioux Falls West Snap Fitness
(605) 275-0515
5014 S. Marion Road
Sioux Falls, 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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Curves Sioux Falls SD - Central
301 S. Garfield Ave., Suite 3
Sioux Falls, SD
Programs & Services
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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Curves Sioux Falls
301 S. Garfield Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Main Stage Ballet and Dance Academy
(605) 333-9816
123 S Main Ave Ste 300
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Sioux Falls East Snap Fitness
(605) 274-0414
1516 S. Sycamore Ave.
Sioux Falls, 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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Health Source
(605) 332-5445
322 E 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Siouxland Amateur Boxing
(605) 332-8877
1829 E 34th St N
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Siouxland Boxing
(605) 332-8877
1829 E 34th St N
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Your Fountain of Health
(605) 335-3064
1138 N Main Ave
Sioux Falls, 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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