PILATES

Pilates for Athletics

Benefits of Pilates for Athletes

Are you a cyclist? Runner? Tennis player? Golfer? Then Pilates will benefit you. Pilates is not only a refreshing mind-body workout, it helps you become more in tune with your body’s specific needs and lays a perfect foundation for whatever sport you’re about to tackle....

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Pilates Can Help Your Golf Game

By Jean Magrella Looking to improve your golf game? Want a powerful and smoother swing or hoping to improve the length of your drives? If so, Pilates may be the secret weapon you’re looking for. While at first glance the fitness program developed by Joseph Pilates and the...

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Top 10 Pilates Tips

1. Keep your abdominals engaged. It sounds simplistic, but many people forget this basic fundamental of Pilates. Having your core pulled “in and up” while performing the exercises ensures you are getting the most benefit. 2. Create length. Whether on the mat or utilizing springs, reach away from...

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Real Men Do Pilates

Pilates is a total body workout, but one that is mostly associated with women. The fact is, Pilates was originally created by a man, for men. Joseph Pilates was a gymnast, body builder and boxer. He felt that it was important to strengthen core muscles...

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Baby Boomers

We’ve all talked about “those” people. You know, the ones that walk around with healthy physiques, glowing skin, great posture and an overall zest for life. What’s their secret, you ask yourself. No, it’s not Botox or the latest diet fad. Nine times out of...

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Who is Pilates?

What is Pilates? The question should be, who is Pilates? Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born 1880 in Germany. His father was a prized gymnast and his mother a naturopath. As a child, Pilates was ill suffering from asthma, brittle bones and...

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Real Men Do Pilates

Men typically focus on cardio or weight bearing routines to stay in shape. Actively participating in sports that require speed and coordination or weight training are great ways to maintain health, build strength and preserve an attractive physique. Yet, those activities often cause injuries...

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