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Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.

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Pilates is an exercise style, which has been taking the fitness world by storm for the past so many years. Whether they are dancers or footballers, all are doing it and gaining both physically and mentally.</p>

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Pilates is an extremely intense stretching class. It incorporates workouts for the muscles of your leg, abdomen, back, and arm. Some of the movements are controlled and slow, whereas others are extremely fast. Usually, these classes last for about 45 minutes and are basically intended to work every part of your body.</p>

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The Principles of Pilates are:</p>

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Improving the capacity of lungs, and circulation via deep and healthy breathing.</li>

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Enhancing the flexibility and strength, especially of the back and abdominal muscles, coordination among body and mind.</li>

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Posture, core strength and balance are all enhanced. Density of bones and joint health get enhanced, and most experience positive awareness about their body for the first time.</li>

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Improves the balance of and control over your body.</li>

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Types of Pilates:</p>

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Mat workout - it&rsquo;s the most popular type of Pilate. In this much time need to be spent on floor using your own body weight and gravity to create resistance.</li>

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There&rsquo;re Pilates that either incorporate special equipment, machines that allow people to do Pilates moves with the help of a pulley system of resistance, or weights.</li>

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A Word Of Advice&hellip;</p>

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People with weak muscles, injuries, and specifically bad posture may benefit hugely from Pilates, as it encourages you to improve your problem areas without much fuss. It&rsquo;s advised that people with serious injuries and pregnant women should consult their physic or doctor prior starting Pilates.</p>

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Those who are planning to start Pilates must be very careful and make sure that their instructor is well qualified in this art. Never start turning and twisting your body without a proper professional guidance.</p>

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published: 2012-03-29

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