Pilates Woodward OK

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Peak Fitness Mgt LC
(580) 256-4766
1124 Main St
Woodward, OK
 
Peak Fitness Mgt Lc
(580) 256-4766
1118 Main St
Woodward, OK
 
Miami Snap Fitness
2013 N. Main Street
Miami, OK
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Idabel Snap Fitness
(580) 910-5044
906 East Washington Street
Idabel, OK
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Choctaw Wellness Center
(580) 931-8643
4124 S Highway 69/75
Durant, OK
 
Curves for Women
(580) 254-2145
1112 15th St
Woodward, OK
 
Tulsa Snap Fitness
(918) 948-8433
7125 C South Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Warr Acres Snap Fitness
(405) 603-7451
3800 North MacArthur Blvd.
Warr Acres, OK
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Pilates Plus Wellness Center
(405) 360-7411
905 N. Flood Street
Norman, OK
 
Fitness 19
(405) 348-0019
58 East 15th Street
Edmond, OK
 
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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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