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What is Pilates?

Developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a method of exercise which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Using the ten principles of Pilates, Pilates aims at strengthening your body’s ‘Powerhouse’ (the center of your body, between your bottom ribs and the top of your pubic bone, including the abdominals and the lower back), in order to benefit the whole body. Originally used as a rehabilitation program for prisoners of war, Pilates was later found to be highly beneficial to those seeking a higher level of fitness.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Strength Training Workouts

Strength Training tips to help you get started on the right foot!

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How Much Strength Training Is Too Much?

When considering the guidelines for exercise, keep the FITT principles in mind (Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type).

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Principals of Strength Training

Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and produce force. They are metabolically active, meaning that the more muscle you have, the more calories your body uses at rest and during exercise. Your muscles are highly responsive to strength training, which helps them to become larger and stronger.

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