Pilates Spartanburg SC

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Jazzercise Spartanburg Fitness Center
(864) 583-0044
318 Union St.
Spartanburg, SC
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Curves For Women
(864) 587-6587
2500 Winchester Pl
Spartanburg, SC
 
Curves For Women
(864) 585-3737
401 E Kennedy St # A1
Spartanburg, SC
 
J's Fitness
(864) 316-0716
763 John B White Sr Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC
 
Coops Health & Fitness Club
(864) 574-2667
2700 Reidville Road
Spartanburg, SC
 
YMCA Of Greater Spartanburg
(864) 585-0306
226 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
 
Women's World Of Fitness
(864) 596-8866
300 Union St
Spartanburg, SC
 
Clyde Main Street Fitness
(864) 577-0776
167 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC
 
ZX Fitness
(864) 574-7795
399 Peachwood Centre Drive
Spartanburg, SC
 
Golds Gym Spartanburg
(864) 574-5600
445 S. Blackstock Road
Spartanburg, SC
 
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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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