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Newport Beach Pilates


Pilates is an effective core strength building exercise program.
Pilates builds and tones your core through the use of strengthening movements.
Background

Newport Beach Pilates is a type of exercise designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. It is a full-body system of specific exercises that focus on the core postural muscles (abdomen and back) that help keep the body balanced. Newport Beach Pilates is based on the concepts of awareness, balance, breathing, mental focus, control, flowing movement, and precision. The principle of Pilates is to uniformly develop the body and mind. In particular, Newport Beach Pilates exercises teach awareness of neutral alignment of the spine and strengthening the deep postural muscles that support this alignment, which are important to help alleviate and prevent back pain. In the early 1900s, Joseph Pilates was an apprentice of yoga, Zen and ancient Greek and Roman physical regimens, and developed the system of exercises typically used in Pilates today. Initially professional dancers, who appreciated improved strength, balance and flexibility, primarily used the Pilates exercise program. Later, resistance springs were incorporated into rehabilitation programs for hospitalized patients. The springs were later transformed into unique Newport Beach Pilates equipment. In the 1980s Pilates was rediscovered, and it is now a popular form of exercise. Newport Beach Pilates is often practiced in group mat classes (without equipment), or private or semi-private sessions with or without specially designed equipment.

Synonyms

Core strength training, exercise, matwork, Joseph Pilates, power pilates, resistance springs, Winsor Pilates.

Theory/Evidence

Research shows that if practiced consistently, Newport Beach ca Pilates increases strength, length and flexibility of muscles, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles. Preliminary research suggests that Newport Beach Pilates may help treat obesity, reduce low back pain, and help with spine alignment. Experts claim that it will take six to eight weeks to see changes in physical appearance.

The Daily Routine

Newport Beach Pilates does more than just tone and firm your core. By initiating all movements from your center, you'll improve your posture and look leaner in just a few workouts, says Howard Sichel, a chiropractor and president and co-owner of Power Pilates in New York City. To maximize results, keep your belly button drawn in and up, your neck and back long, and your shoulders relaxed. Do this routine daily to keep your body looking its best.

The Benefits of Pilates

Just what can Pilates exercises do for you? By Barbara Russi Sarnataro WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD "I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier." -- Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86. Runner or golfer, tennis player or new mom, chances are you've heard someone talking about the benefits of Pilates. Many types of people, at many levels of fitness, who have begun doing Pilates exercises say they've seen improvements in range of motion, flexibility, circulation, posture, and abdominal strength -- and decreases in back, neck and joint pain. Forty years after his death, the system of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates has never been in such demand. But can the benefits of Pilates (puh-LAH-teez), the system of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to develop the body's core, mobilize the spine and build flexibility, really be that far-reaching?

Pilates Benefit No. 1: Body Awareness

Celebrity Pilates teacher Siri Dharma Galliano says Pilates -- when performed correctly and with the proper supervision -- can do all that and more. "It is an education in body awareness," says Galliano, who owns Live Art Pilates studio in Los Angeles. "It changes your shape by educating you in daily life. When you're cooking, brushing your teeth -- the lessons are coming home to pull your stomach in and pull your shoulders down. There is an attention required (in doing the exercises) that changes your awareness" even after class. "It teaches you how to train your mind and build symmetry and coordination in the body," adds Galliano. "And when you can get control of the little things, that's practicing willpower."