Pilates Wilmington NC

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Personal Wellness Studio
(910) 792-0598
5912 Carolina Beach Rd # A
Wilmington, NC
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
5941 Carolina Beach Rd Ste. F
Wilmington, NC

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It Figures
(910) 799-6743
6400 Carolina Beach Rd # 3
Wilmington, NC
 
Young Women's Christian Assn
(910) 799-6820
2815 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Curves
(910) 313-2466
5941 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Lady Of America Fitness Center
(910) 392-3339
5226 S College Rd # 7
Wilmington, NC
 
Port City Gym
(910) 790-3140
5621 Carolina Beach Rd # B
Wilmington, NC
 
Holly Tree Racquet Club
(910) 791-2746
4950 Holly Tree Rd
Wilmington, NC

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Lady Of America
(910) 392-3339
5226 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC

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Cory Everson's Aerobics
(910) 791-0030
4620 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
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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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