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Pilates is a system of physical fitness developed in Germany, in the early 20th century, by Joseph Pilates. It is a series of gentle, muscle strengthening exercises that uses yoga principles, to engage the mind and the body, and to provide a full body workout. The aim is to improve coordination, balance, flexibility and strength, as well as to promote mental relaxation. As a form of gentle exercise, it can be beneficial for most people regardless of fitness level or age. In addition, it may be particularly helpful for people with back pain.

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Enzymes are used in food production to speed up chemical reactions that break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Enzymes can help in processes such as fermenting, flavor development, tenderizing, and improving texture. They are key in producing a wide range of foods like cheese, beer, bread, and yogurt.

How much do Pilates instructors charge per hour?

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What I am seeing in Canada is the following range: A gym and private reformer pilates: $55-65.00 per hour. If you can find someone who does it out of their home: $30-35 for a group of 2 or more (per person). $50-55 for private

Who was Joseph Pilates?

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The Pilates Method is the ultimate mind-body exercise for those who want to tone, streamline, and realign their body. The focus of The Pilates Method is core stability through conscious exercise that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and improved body awareness.
The Pilates Method strengthens, tone and stretches muscles by using the body’s own resistance in a series of fluid, controlled, and coordinated movements that engage the body and the mind.
The Pilates Method was invented in the early 20th century by German athlete Joseph H. Pilates, who designed a series of exercises to help balance the body, improve range of motion, flexibility, strengthen and tone muscles for an overall balancing of the body & mind. The original method was known as Contrology, today it is known as The Pilates Method, found and practiced by people worldwide.

What are Pilates?

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It is an exercise program to help burn fat, and get in shape.

It is also an exercise program that focuses on strengthening the core postural muscles to support the spine.

The Pilates exercise technique slims the muscles, making them stronger but without developing bulky muscles. These exercises work the body from the inside out. It begins with the deeper, structural muscles of the diaphragm, pelvis, buttocks and the lower back and then works its way up to the muscles of the chest, upper back and shoulders.

All movements of this fitness program focuses on the center of the body, the center being the point between the right and left side of the body and between the upper and lower half of the body.

Where to find a good pilates studio?

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To find a Pilates studio near you first start with googling your local zip-code, then check out your local yelp for reviews, comments and pricing options.

Are there websites which explain about pilates exercises which can be done at home?

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Pilates is an easy workout that you can do at home. You will need a few things such as small weighted balls, foam rollers, large exercise balls to use as props.

What is the age of Zuzana light?

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Zuzana LIght is an internet fitness instructor from the Czech Republic. Her older videos are hugely popular on YouTube, both under her brand Zuzka Light and the venture with her ex husband, BodyRocks. A respected fitness instructor, Zuzana's main "hook" is the claim that it only takes 12 minutes of high intensity workouts per day to gain a high level of fitness like she has.

While this may be true, and indeed the core workout is only 12 minutes, the timing does not involve warm up or cool down time. She has other, more extended workouts which are also high intensity. Her loyal fans have followed her through the divorce and breakup of the BodyWorks partnership, and support her website Zuzka Light. Her products are sold onsite and at Amazon.

Zuzana also at one point worked in the adult entertainment industry. Most of her work was soft porn, although there were three films that were hardcore. Most of this work was done in her teen and early twenties.

Why is it necessary to use a mat for Pilates?

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The Pilates Mat is the essential piece of equipment in all Pilates Mat Classes. It is recommended to bring and use your own mat in classes so that you are always working with your energies. Another benefit is cutting down on germs that are found prevalent on mats in gyms and studio alike. The Pilates Mat is your surface to work on throughout class. It is the barrier between you and most often a hard wood floor. The Pilates mat is your protector and supporter throughout class with various movements on your back and stomach. The mat provides great support for the famous Pilates push-ups, planks and twist.

What is the difference between winsor pilates and regualr pilates?

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Both types of pilates are quite similar. They both work on breathing, stretching, balance and toning. The only difference between the two, is that winsor pilates use accessories to assist in the movements, like balls, and resistance bands to name a few.

Where can one purchase Pilates accessories?

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There are many places where a person can purchase a Pilates ring. Stores such as Dicks Sporting Goods and Target, as well as websites like pilates-shop all sell Pilates rings.

How can you learn about Pilates exercises?

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You practice Pilates with control, focus and breathing. There are numerous exercises designed to strengthen and tone your muscles. You will focus on precise movement and correct posture throughout your workout. Pilates-exercise-for-health.com can answer more of your questions.umm hows it good for ur health

What type of balance needs to be acquired first?

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Symmetrical balance needs to be acquired first before anything. It very vital for us to gain this then everything else.

How to get a big booty?

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You're born with these ratios, unless you get some hack to give you implants. Fat loss can only happen from your whole body, not single zones. There is no way whatsoever to grow fat on your bum and boobs while having it also disappear off your waist. You can gain fat everywhere by getting an office job and eating McDonalds. You can lose it everywhere by eating well and getting regular exercise. But you can't shrink one and grow the other. You can, however, lose bodyfat and thereby shrink your belly as well as other regions (women's faces & boobs tend to lose fat before other regions), and also do some difficult weights as well to enhance your shoulders and upper/outer back muscles (lats) - this can make your torso look more tapered/V-shaped as it becomes your waist. Take up latin dancing and do squats or leg presses in the gym and you will make your bum muscles firmer and stronger. The fat hiding these muscles may make them difficult to see, dependent on the amount there. But overall, unless you are a goth who likes corsets, you can't shrink your waist by itself.

Another way to big a thin waist and bigger butt is by using those straps that go around your waist and when ever you eat or exercise , use that waist band and make sure it tight but i wouldn't recommend that because it unhealthy to do that but that method has been used back then in the times of Marie Antoinette and so forth.

What are some exercises that begin with the letter N?

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neck stretches maybe a neck exercise something like that neck exercise

How old was Joseph Pilates when he died?

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Joseph Pilates died at age 87 in a fire at his studio. Although his strength enabled him to escape the flames by hanging from the rafters for over an hour, he died from smoke inhalation.

Is it better to start with Pilates or yoga?

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yoga is better but harder than Pilate's

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It is difficult to say that which one is better pilates or yoga. Both are body fitness system but to say that 'which one better' depends upon individual's requirement. Yoga is an exercise system that provides physical fitness along with mental wellness while if you are looking for flat abdomen and strong back then pilates is good for you.

Where can one purchase Pilates reformers?

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Pilates reformer machines can be purchased from a variety of stores. These include Amazon, Sears, eBay, Gumtree, MrTreadmill, Walmart and many others.

What equipment do you need for pilates?

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Pilates workouts can be done on the floor or on a piece of equipment called a reformer. This piece of equipment allows you to add resistance to take your workout to the next level! Besides the reformer, many use stability balls in their workout.

What is one similarity between Pilates and yoga?

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The body-mind connection, the breathe work. The hard work-that pays of towards a fit body.

How many steps in an hour of pilates?

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It varies by the instructor and type of class. With Jennifer Pilates class "Pilates-Barre-Fusion" we tend to get in around 2.5miles

Do Pilates make your butt appear bigger?

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NO! If you have a small toosh, or a medium size one you'll just tone it up. With any exercise, if you work out a certain area over, and over you'll build some muscle or get more muscles. the buttock are muscle overall so if you're looking to getting it bigger, work it. Just don't expect a big difference.:)

Not pilates . There are some exercises as rollerskating or iceskating that are likely to increase the muscles of the glutes. There are also specific sets of weight resistance exercises for that purpose.

Does Pilates help you to lose weight fast?

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Yes! Pilates will help you lose weight! Pilates exercises help to increase lean muscle mass, and the more lean muscle mass you have, the more calorie burning potential you have all day--even when you sleep! Once you commit to a Pilates workout, you will begin to see the results of a more toned, leaner body, and in most cases (if you have the weight to lose) the pounds will come off too! I teach a Pilates class and one of my members who has been coming for about 2 or 3 months now told me the other day that she's dropped 34lbs since starting Pilates! Its a great workout that can be done by any fitness level because there are modifications for everything! Try it out!

Is pilates a cardio workout?

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Aerobic exercise is a style that developed over time. By definition it is any form of exercise that utilizes the large muscle groups, increases the heart rate and is sustained for a period of 20 minutes or more. Examples of aerobic exercises include jogging, biking, swimming, in-line skating and dancing. The goal is to improve cardiovascular function.


The Pilates Method is an anaerobic exercise that focuses on controlled precise movements that do not elevate the heart rate enough to be considered aerobic in the traditional sense. Pilates traditionally uses slow movements designed to improve the core, overall strength, tone and flexibiliy of the body. There are certain Pilates exercises that have aerobic qualities, but as a whole, the exercise method is anaerobic.

Where can one purchase Pilates exercise equipment?

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The Pilates Tower on the Go is one of the most affordable pilates machine. It is still a great machine and will cost you a lot less than some of the more fancy machines. Really though, all you need to do pilates in your home are some weights, a ball, and some bands.