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Can I Do Pilates If I’ve Barely Exercised In Years?

Pilates is a style of training that was created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s as a form of rehabilitation. It was perfect for injured soldiers, people suffering from arthritis, aches and pains, etc. Pilates became so popular that it took the world by storm and even till today you can find Pilates classes being conducted in most of the commercial gyms. The entire concept of Pilates revolves around helping bedridden people get strong and healthy enough to move about freely and without pain. That makes Pilates […]

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Tips for Better Pilates

So that you get the maximum benefits from your Pilates exercises you want to make sure that you are thinking about these tips all the time: Staying Focus Pilates is made so that your breathing techniques combine with your body moving.  Many of the Qualified Pilates instructors will teach you the ways to keep the rhythm of your breathing in tune with the exercises that you do. You will also be told to keep your mind on the muscles and do what you need to do.  Pilate’s […]

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How to Choose a Reputable Pilates Centre

Deciding to join a Pilates centre is an excellent decision. Regular Pilates sessions will not only strengthen your body and make you more flexible but it will improve your health and keep you supple. There are many Pilates centres sprouting up all over the place because of the popularity of this training method. However, all Pilates centres are not created equal. Some are much better than others. This article will show you how to separate the wheat from the chaff. There are a few things that you […]

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Which is Better for My Body…Pilates or Yoga?

Thousands of beginners ask themselves this question when they decide to take their health and fitness seriously. It’s tough to make a decision because many commercial gyms offer both, Pilates and yoga classes. Oftentimes, these classes are very popular. So which is better? The answer is… neither is better than the other. You need to choose one that is better FOR YOU. That’s what really matters. Comparing the two is akin to comparing karate and kung fu… neither is better and there are people who are experts […]

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Should I Do Pilates at Home or Join a Class?

Pilates is one of those training methods that can be done in the comfort of your own home or you could join a class and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with a group session. It all depends on your personal preferences and personality. Some people are shy and feel intimidated in group setting. For such folks, learning Pilates at home by watching a video will still be beneficial and should suffice. Of course, it will be important to get a video where the instructor is a certified […]

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The Great Winsor Pilates

Mari Winsor was a 54-year-old woman with a great physique. She is the founder of Winsor Pilates and her body is like a twenty year old with great tone and flexibility. Mari Winsor brought her form of Pilates for the use of the public.  It is a modified low impact version of the original form of Pilates. The Winsor Pilates technique was made so that anyone could do it. It is very easy and great for any body type to perform.  This will give people a great […]

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Pilates at Home

Pilates enthusiasts all across the globe are enjoying their workouts in a place that almost seemed to be absurd until recently – at home. It used to be that a person had to go to a high-end studio or a health club to take part in Pilates. Also, the equipment was too expensive, big and bulky to drag home. Here is something that changed everything – mat workouts. The home users first discovered that Pilates mat videos and various DVDs were able to give them refreshing full […]

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What Is Pilates?

Pilates is a body conditioning method that seeks to build strength, coordination, flexibility and endurance without adding any muscle bulk. Pilates also helps increase the circulation which gets the blood flowing to every cell of your body. It also helps to sculpt the body as well as strengthen the body’s -powerhouse- or -core-. People who faithfully do Pilates feel that they are less prone to injury, have better posture and experience better overall health. Joseph H. Pilates who founded the Pilates method was born in Germany. He […]

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Pilates Tips

In order for you to get the maximum benefit from your Pilates workout, you may want to keep the following tips in mind: Stay focused. Pilates was designed so that your breathing rhythm combines with your body movements. Qualified Pilates instructors will teach you ways to keep the rhythm of your breathing in sync with the exercises. You will also be instructed to keep your mind on your muscles and exactly what you are doing. Pilates main goal is to unite your mind with your body. This […]

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Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. In 1912 he moved to England and earned a living as a boxer, a circus performer and a self-defense trainer. During World Was I he was sent to a camp in Lancaster where he trained other inmates in fitness and exercises and this is where the beginning of the Pilates method stemmed from. It was about 1925 when Joseph Pilates migrated to the U.S. On the ship he came over on, he met his future wife, Clara. In New […]

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