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Keep Fit By Grooving Through Pilates

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Answer is Fitness - Pilates classes in North Attleboro, MA

Smart moves are in! There are many ways to enrich your workouts. One is by challenging your balance in space. That is why many chose Pilates because it helps you first recognize your differences so you know what to improve on. Building awareness is the first step to progressing. Gradually you will find the answer to supplement your learning once you get going.

The main event in Pilates is moving! There are several things that will enlighten you and get you motivated to book at any Pilates class:

  • Pilates is focused around refining your muscles, teaching them new awareness within movements and your balance. Once you get the hang of it, opt for a more challenging higher impact alternative like springboard Pilates to give your workout an intense twist.
  • Pilates exercises will work on your strength in other ways. The resistance in Pilates class is meant to be moderate so you can focus on lengthening the muscle groups, allowing you to build strength and flexibility. Additionally, the prolonged periods of time you are holding movements with that moderate resistance will have you feeling challenged in no time.
  • Pilates are not geared for women only. Actually the male founder of Pilates invented this workout as a physical training series for the armed forces and law enforcement. If you think about it, having balance, flexibility and laser focus into your body awareness is exactly what you need to protect yourself and others. Think of it as your own personal ninja training.
  • Being not coordinated is a deterrent to try Pilates. Every one of us has a starting point in every type of workout, and Pilates is no different. Pilates classes are generally much smaller in attendance to allow the instructor to give more attention to each student. Since many of the exercises require you to focus more closely on movement, you will be able to learn more effectively with close guidance from your instructor. The primary goal of Pilates is to build coordination and balance from head to toe, so if you are feeling “less than” in this department, it is definitely the class for you.

If you practice Pilates regularly, it will change your body. Known for creating long, strong muscles and a leaner look, Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace. As a full-body fitness method, Pilates will ensure that what you practice will be taken into your everyday life!

To learn more tips on Pilates, contact Answer in Fitness.

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Pilates -- For Tightening And Toning Body

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, September 28, 2019
Answer is Fitness Pilates classes in North Attleboro, MA

With so little time to get in shape, you need to target all the key areas at once. Pilates is an effective low-impact workout. It will be beneficial for toning up muscles, toning the core, and improving posture. It may also help with recovery from back pain and other injuries by strengthening the affected area. If you are looking to lose weight, you will incorporate Pilates into your wellness plan.

For carving a solid core, Pilates is king. But it also makes a great total-body workout. Pilates challenges big and small muscles from your tootsies all the way up to the base of your noggin. The result is a longer-and leaner-looking you. It is a resistance training, pure and simple, because you work with your own body weight in every move.

There are four moves to do three days a week and you will have a smashing silhouette and you will get the biggest surprise of your body:

  • Rolldown - Works core, glutes and hamstring
    Sit on the floor with your knees bent, feet hip-width apart and flat on the floor. Grab the backs of your thighs and suck in your navel so your torso forms a C. Keeping your back rounded, slowly roll back as low as you will with your feet planted on the floor. Take three deep breaths. Return to start.
  • Double-Leg - Stretch works core, shoulders, back, glutes and legs.
    Lie on your back. Bring your knees toward your chest and grab your shins. Brace your abs. As you lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the floor, extend your legs. Hold them about 12 inches off the floor and straighten your arms over your head with your palms up. Bring your knees back up to your chest and grab your legs again.
  • Side Leg Circles - Works core and inner and outer thighs
    Lie on your right side with your right upper arm on the floor and your head resting on your right hand. With knees straight, bend at your hips so your legs and torso form a slight angle. Raise your left leg 6 to 8 inches and make 8 small forward circles from the hip, raising the leg higher with each one. From the highest point, make 8 more small circles in the other direction as you lower the leg to start.
  • Spine Twist - Works shoulders, obliques, back, glutes and legs
    Sit with your legs extended in front of you, knees straight and toes pointing up. Extend your arms to the sides at shoulder height, palms down. Twist your upper body as far as you will to the left without compromising your posture or shifting your hips or legs. Pulse twice, reaching farther to the left each time. Return to center and repeat the move to the right.

Another important reason to work out and tone your body is that it makes you feel great, inside and out. Good mental health is one of the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle, and it is just as important as having good physical health. The physical benefits of Pilates Workout include an increase in muscle strength and toning your body without creating bulk. The increase in deep core muscle strength helps to make your abdominal muscles look tight and toned. As well the mental benefit of Pilates include an increase in your ability to focus. For more tips on Pilates, contact Answer in Fitness.

Source: active.com


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