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Prepping For That First Pilates Class

Your first Pilates class could be a bit intimidating your first time. You will likely see some weird looking machines that you just can’t imagine how you would be able to manipulate unless you had a course in medieval machine torture. Rest assured that with a little practice, those machines will give...

Defining Standing Pilates And Understanding Its Benefits

Standing Pilates is an adapted form of regular Pilates mat exercises that are transcended to the upright, mobile position. This form of Pilates provides you will a direct relationship between the mat exercises of traditional Pilates and movements you do in every day life. Many proponents believe that...

Pilates A Brief History And Overview

Several million people in the United State alone have jumped on the Pilates bandwagon. What is this interesting form of exercise and should you try it too? Many different forms of exercise and sport can be traced back thousands of years like martial arts and swimming, but Pilates is definitely a 20th...

The Many Ways Kids And Teens Can Benefit

Pilates is not just for adults. Children and teens can benefit from learning and practicing the Pilates method of exercising for strong bodies and flexibility. Schools are even getting involved with teaching Pilates to school-aged kids. Local YMCA and even daycares are seeing the benefits of getting...

Better Back Health With A Pilates Regiment

Pilates has quickly become a revolutionary exercise regiment, especially for people who need a low impact workout due to back injury or some other rehabilitation. Pilates focuses on the core muscles in the trunk – spine, hips and back – that help your body maintain its balance and key support...

Five Basic Pilates Exercises To Get You Started

Pilates can take some time to understand given the different exercises, concentration, focus and body awareness that all must come together in a cohesive way. And if you are just getting started, Pilates can appear daunting at first. However, with some practice, you will develop better posture, have greater...

Using Your Exercise Ball In Pilates

The exercise ball is not an original Pilates invention. In fact, it has been a staple in many fitness programs all over the world for many years, far beyond when Joseph Pilates first introduced his exercise program to the world. Exercise balls are also known by other names such as Swiss balls or fitness...

Children Can Benefit From Pilates

Kids today are growing increasingly lazier and fatter due to sedentary lifestyles. Fast food is becoming the main staple of food in homes too busy with work and extra-curricular activities to cook a real meal. Watching too much television and playing video games has become the preferred activity for kids...

Transforming Your Body With Pilates

Dancers and boxers have been transforming their bodies using Pilates for a long time. Pilates is a unique combination of mind and body exercises that builds strength without bulking your muscles. Using the Pilates system develops a sleek body that includes a flat abdomen, slender thighs and long lean...

Top Pilates Parables And The Real Truths Behind Them

Pilates is a fun and interesting way to get fit. However, because it is quite different from other fitness regiments, there are quite a few common misconceptions about this unique way of exercise. Sometimes, these misconceptions could be holding people back who could greatly benefit from all that Pilates...

Pilates Safety During Pregnancy

Many pregnant women are wondering how safe Pilate’s method of exercises is to continue or to start while pregnant. If they have already been practicing the Pilates method prior to becoming pregnant they already understand the benefits to their body and it just makes sense to continue these benefits as...

Men And Pilates Why It Can Be Great Fitness Training

Why does there seem to be some reserve and question about whether Pilates is an appropriate exercise program for men? It is kind of odd considering that the founding father of this unique exercise program, Joseph Pilates, was a man and created it not only for the rehabilitation of wounded WWI soldiers but...

Using Pilates To Relieve Or Avoid Back Pain

Many individuals use Pilate’s to help relieve back pain or to avoid back pain. Back pain usually happens because of structural imbalances that lead to back pain. Lack of core support, instability in the pelvic region, muscular imbalances, having poor posture and a lack of body awareness can also lead...

A Look At The Pilates Magic Circle

The Pilates magic circle has become quite a popular accessory in the world of Pilates. It offers a great resistance workout on many fitness levels. It is also quite affordable and easy to tote around. There are different styles and varying levels of quality when it comes to the magic ring, so you must know...

Arthritis Sufferers Can Do Pilates With Success

Joseph Pilates created his fitness program as a why to help rehabilitate soldiers who were injured in World War I. It was such a success that it was adopted by many athletes including dancers who saw the potential of Pilates exercise to create a balanced, poised and sleek body. Pilates is enjoying a...
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