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How not to embarrass yourself during pilates

There was a time when pilates classes seemed exclusively the domain of women, which is strange as the creator, Joseph Pilates was very much a man’s man, and was not only a bodybuilder but also a self defense trainer who developed this technique to help everyone become stronger and fitter. So he’d be glad to […]

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The power of Pilates for abs

A flat stomach is a dream for many, yet there are exercise routines that you can realistically do to help build sculpted six-pack abs. Pilates on the other hand focuses on the development of flexibility, strength, and posture. The focus of this form of exercise is on improving the whole body and boosting concentration. Pilates […]

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The benefits of Pilates!

Pilates focuses on developing strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Pilates is not focused on building muscles but rather on overall physical wellbeing. Its creator, Joseph Pilates, wanted a form of exercise that linked mental and physical health, and developed a form of exercise that trained the whole body. Pilates is now practiced by millions of […]

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Pilates power for new year balance!

A new year is the perfect opportunity to regroup, reassess and bring some balance into your life. Start 2014 with an exercise style that incorporates the idea of balanced fitness. Pilates creates stability by in the whole body by focusing on six solid principles: concentration; control; centering; flow; precision; and breathing. Do you feel out […]

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The 6 principles of Pilates

Far from being a random exercise approach or loose training style, Pilates is founded on six principles. It is these concepts which dictate the approach to Pilates and ultimately which define it. While not laid out by Joseph Pilates, the founder of the exercise program, most fitness experts broadly agree on what the principles are […]

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Improve Pilates concentration power!

“A thinking way of movement,” was how the founder of Pilates described the controlled exercise which offers, “complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” The power of the mind and how it connects to movement is an intrinsic element to Pilates. Your mind, both conscious and subconscious, is brought into focus and has a dynamic […]

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Return to fitness through Contrology!

While it may have millions of avid followers, there are many more people who have yet to understand how Pilates can transform their lives and return them to fitness if they have let their routine and and environment lead them to a less than healthy state. In essence, Pilates is about reclaiming your life, and […]

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Pilates boring? Only if you do it wrong!

Though not a new kid on the fitness block – its creator having started devising the program just after World War II – Pilates is enjoying a recent surge in popularity, as people start to realize the massive benefits it can have to their bodies. However, because Pilates was designed for rehabilitation and is often […]

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Why Pilates has man power!

Joseph Pilates, certainly projected the image of a masculine man – a macho looking, muscle-bound cigar smoker. He also developed Pilates from exercises aimed at helping  injured soldiers recover and recuperate after returning from the war. However, today, most people, including many fitness professionals, see Pilates as an exercise for women only, which has the […]

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Getting to the core of Pilates

If you’re currently looking around for a Pilates class, either by visiting fitness centers and gyms, or simply by searching for courses on the Internet, you’re sure to have come across the term ‘Core Strength’ countless times. All Pilates classes boast that their programs can help boost your core strength as a vital part of […]

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