Pilates Strongsville OH

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Brook Park Bally Total Fitness
14571 Snow Rd
Brook Park, OH
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Westlake Bally Total Fitness
1255 Columbia Rd
Westlake, OH
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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BodyWave Pilates LLC
(440) 871-2475
28735 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake, OH
 
Vanessa Wick
(330) 635-9756
Medina, OH
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Silver Sneakers
Schedule Type
American Council on Exercise ( ACE ) Certified Personal Trainer - Individual & Group Exercise 2007 FITOUR Pilates Certification 2008 USAG Safety Certified Group Cycling
Education
1993 – Graduated from Revere HS, Richfield OH
General Information
35 years old (trains both men and women)

Spy Glass Hill Recreations
(440) 238-9815
13201 Compass Point Dr
Strongsville, OH
 
Broadview Bally Total Fitness
7955 Broadview Rd
Broadview Heights, OH
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Source Energy Pilates
(440) 734-4284
6659 Wedgewood Drive
North Olmsted, OH
 
Dance Fusion LLC
(330) 659-0030
3807 Brecksville Rd
Richfield, OH
 
Bodies in Balance
(330) 725-6605
922 Andrews Rd
Medina, OH
 
AOK Fitness
(440) 268-9210
12381 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH
 
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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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