Pilates Strongsville OH
Brook Park, OH
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Silver Sneakers
American Council on Exercise ( ACE ) Certified Personal Trainer - Individual & Group Exercise 2007 FITOUR Pilates Certification 2008 USAG Safety Certified Group Cycling
1993 – Graduated from Revere HS, Richfield OH
35 years old (trains both men and women)
Broadview Heights, OH
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga
North Olmsted, OH
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...