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An Easy Way to Learn about Pilates.

Articles about the history of pilates, meditation, yoga and excercise.

Published: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:26:59 -0400

Last Build Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:30:04 -0400


What Philosophy Do Pilates Teachers Follow?

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:26:59 -0400

As you learn more about Pilates you will find that it is designed for each person's body. With Pilates method as their guide and building block, today's teachers tailor regimens to fit a client's individual needs.

Pilates Teachers

Body Sculpting Workouts

Mon, 3 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400

A medical history and physical examination is recommended prior to receiving treatment for weight loss and body sculpting. We are a body-conscious society and body sculpting can increase self-esteem and job potential. The best candidates for body sculpting: have firm, elastic skin and are in good health.

Body Sculpting Workouts

History of Pilates

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

In order to understand the basics of Pilates and why it can work for you, you first need to understand where Pilates came from Joseph Pilates is the man that marked the beginning of the history of Pilates and a new method of exercise began.  Susceptibility to asthma, rheumatic fever and rickets left Pilates weak and frail as a child.  Pilates was extremely motivated to strengthen his body and overcome his physical obstacles.  Not yet a teen, Pilates began researching many types of exercise to aid in his strength-training program.  

History of Pilates

Pilates and Dance

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

A magical union of mind, body and spirit through movement was created by Joseph Pilates.  Designed to challenge your strength, flexibility and coordination, Pilates aims to put your body in perfect balance.

Pilates is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without muscular bulk.   The Pilates studio became very popular with the dance community and the Pilates technique became an integral part of dance training.

Pilates and Dance

Joseph Pilates Through History

Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Designed to challenge your strength, flexibility and coordination, Pilates aims to put your body in perfect balance. During WWI, Joseph Pilates served as an orderly at a military camp, working with bed-ridden patients. Many of these patients were not able to move, but that did nothing to deter Pilates' determination to help them gain strength and mobility. Experimenting with his patients and on his own, Pilates devised a series of controlled exercises that engaged both mind and body. Watching patients carefully, Pilates saw them become more active and alert. The men taking part in Pilates' exercise regime recovered more effectively than those who did not.

Joseph Pilates Through History

All About Pilates Instructors

Tue, 6 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

As you learn more about Pilates you will find that it is designed for each person's body. With Pilates method as their guide and building block, today's teachers tailor regimens to fit a client's individual needs.

Pilates Instructors

Benefits to Pilates

Tue, 30 May 2006 19:30:03 -0400

Pilates can benefit your overall health and sense of well-being in many ways. I have been doing Pilates for three years and I have seen for myself how challenging, yet effective it is.

Benefits to Pilates

Pilates Body Sculpting

Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Pilates exercises are a favorite fitness choice for many people including movie stars like Danny Glover and Gweneth Paltrow, professional dancers, and even some professional baseball players. Why this fascination with Pilates? What can it do that other forms of exercise can't?

Sculpting Your Body with Pilates

Pilates a Challenging Excercise Regiment

Tue, 9 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Pilates is named after its creator Joseph Pilates. It is an exercise regimen that uses machines and special stretches. This exercise puts emphasis on flexibility and overall strength over body bulk. One of the principles of Pilates is concentration. Your mind wills body into action and you should pay attention to how the body responds to the actions. What's important in Pilates is technique and you should really use your mind to get the movement right. It focuses on training the mind and the body to work together in order to attain the desired goal to be fit and healthy.

Pilates a Challenging Excercise Regiment

Pilates for an Aging Population

Tue, 2 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

At one time, Pilates was a specialized form of exercise limited to a handful of professional practitioners. In recent times, Pilates has become one of the biggest exercise fads in America. Almost every town and city across this great country has a professional Pilates studio, staffed by certified instructors. Pilates, however, is not just another passing fad. Pilates is here to stay.

Pilates for Aging Population

Power Pilates With A Resistance Band

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Have you ever tried to exercise free Pilates Winsor with the use of the resistance band? What kind of feeling have you earned? These are just among the questions surrounding the techniques involved on how to exercise free Pilates Winsor with resistance band.

Pilates with a Resistance Band

Pilates at Home

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Have you been thinking about adding a pilates exercise routine to your daily workouts? If so, you aren't alone. Millions are turning to pilates exercises to help get in shape and manage their physical health. In case you don't know much about pilates though, lets see who can expect to benefit most from a pilates home fitness workout.

First a little explanation about what pilates is. It's a system of set movements that employ isometric exercise to help strengthen the muscles of the body and improve flexibility at the same time.

Pilates at Home

Pilates Fitness Training

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

If you haven't already joined the pilates fitness training wave, there is plenty of time to get on board. Pilates has been adopted successfully by millions as a way to get in shape and stay fit without extensive strength training and aerobic exercise. Of course, it's not a bad idea to incorporate different kinds of workouts in your daily exercise routine, but if the others don't appeal to you, then consider pilates instead.

Pilates is a system of 500 movements that have been developed and refined over the years to help build up the core muscles of the body and improve flexibility at the same time.

Pilates Fitness Training

Fitness Programs

Wed, 5 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

There are many fitness programs available these days all promising to be one of the best available. There is no fitness program available that is the best for all.
Fitness Programs

Pilates Popularity

Tue, 14 Mar 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Pilates. Looks almost like Pirates, but sounds more like string cheese. Actually the pronunciation of Pilates is puh-lah-teez. So what is it? A weird kind of coffee drink like a latte? Something with pulleys? An odd way to say please?

To explain what a Pilates is you have to go all the way back to a gentleman by the name of Joseph Pilates. This poor guy was your typical 98 pound weakling and sickly to boot. He had no energy, no strength and quite honestly was in terrible health. Finally he decided to do something about his terrible condition. To do this he developed a health system. He may have been sick but obviously not dumb. This system consisted of yoga, Zen philosophy, and a number of exercises taken from ancient Romans and Greeks.

Pilates Popularity

Healthy Pregnancy: Pilates Helps Expecting Mothers

Mon, 6 Mar 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Most people think of Pilates as a new form of exercise because of its recent surge of popularity in the fitness and healthcare industry. In reality, Joseph Pilates invented about 80 years ago by.

Pilates was a sickly child with asthma. To help fight his illness and build his strength, he experimented with various mind-body disciplines and later became an accomplished skier, diver, gymnast, and boxer. While in internment during WWI in England, he taught fellow interns his concepts and exercises that he developed over 20 years of self-study and apprenticeship in yoga, Zen, and ancient Greek and Roman physical regimens. During this time, Pilates began devising the system of original floor exercises known today as "Pilates matwork". Within a few years, he became a nurse to the many internees under care with wartime disease and physical injury.

Healthy Pregnancy: Pilates Helps Expecting Mothers

Yoga Versus Pilates

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Many have heard of yoga and Pilates. But, not everyone realizes that there are several differences between these two types of exercising regimens. In fact, yoga is hardly classified as just an exercise program. Each of these methods are quite powerful tools to allow you to feel and look better. But, they are also very different. In order to help you to make a choice between yoga and Pilates, let's explain them a little further.

Yoga vs Pilates

Pilates and You

Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Pilates is a wonderful system of exercise and strength training developed by Joseph Pilates. In recent years, it has become one of the most popular exercise systems in the world. Pilates studios have opened in cities all over America and beyond. Pilates training consists of over 500 individual exercises, all designed to help the individual develop core strength, flexibility, and balance.

Pilates and You

Choosing the Right Pilates Class

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Every Pilates studio, health club, spa and fitness facility has its own training classes and programs. If you have a limited budget, it is a good idea to join a group class. This is a great, relatively economical place for beginners to start, and have fun. Using standing, sitting and recumbent positions, the instructor guides students through the various stretches and movements.

Choosing the Right Pilates Class

Winsor Pilates

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:00:00 -0400

If you turn on the television after midnight you'll notice that the infomercials for diets, fitness equipment and exercise tapes are becoming more and more popular. Do any of these systems really deliver what they promise?

Winsor Pilates is one of the many exercise systems advertised through infomercials, and one of the biggest sellers. With celebrity endorsements from the likes of Daisy Fuentes and Madonna, it's hard to resist the infomercial and not pick up the phone.

Winsor Pilates

Pilates - Uncovered After 80 Years of Dormancy, Pilates is Far From Dead

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 10:03:57 -0400

In a way, he's a lot like Edgar Allen Poe.

The famous writer had been deceased for many years before he miraculously cracked super-stardom, his once-buried work revamped from the ashes to be relished by millions and millions of literature fans.

Pilates Uncovered After 80 Years

Pilates Excercise Benefits

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 10:01:50 -0400

Creating an exercise routine that works both the mind and the body is missing from many gyms through out America. We seem to intensely focus on workouts that laser focus specific muscle groups or problem areas. Lately however, a revival has started with more and more focus being put on a way to synchronize our physical with the mental health. Pilates Exercise is leading the way on this.

Pilates Excercise Benefits