How to Choose Austin Gym

How to Choose a Gym in Austin

Austin Gym Choices Use this guide to help in deciding what type of gym, fitness health club, or women’s fitness program is right for you. Before you begin comparing and contrasting various fitness gyms, decide what activities, gym equipment, and added extras are important to you in a health club. Gym Memberships Fitness health clubs …

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Pilates Workout Basics

Core Strength, Muscle Tone, Flexibility and a Flat Tummy Pilates is now one of the most popular exercise workouts around and many Hollywood stars rave about it. The reason is simple: Pilates works. Pilates lengthens the spine, strengthens the core, builds muscle tone, increases body awareness and flexibility. Many Pilates exercises derive from yoga, gymnastics, …

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How to Begin A Pilates Program

Gain Confidence to Join Pilates Mat Classes or Reformer Classes Even seasoned exercisers can find Pilates an intimidating sport at first. However, anyone can learn the necessary skills to enjoy an effective Pilates workout. The nuances of Pilates can be difficult to understand and employ during initial workouts. This can lead to performing exercises incorrectly, …

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Mat Pilates

Correct Execution for Mat Pilates

Pilates offers many benefits when it is executed correctly and engages the correct principles. There are six principles that help an individual receive the maximum amount of benefits from Pilates done on a mat, according to Jennifer Pohlman, author of “Simply Pilates.” Pilates Principles The first basic principle of Pilates is concentration. Concentration is important …

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Principles of Pilates

Eight Principles of Pilates

Mind and Body Meets Core Stability Understanding the principles is fundamental to any Pilates workout and is the difference between getting the most out of your routine and just doing a series of exercises. A Pilates workout revolves around the eight principles of control, breath, flowing movement, precision, centering, stability, range of motion, and opposition. …

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Pilates & Aerobics

Adding Cardio to a Pilates Workout Aerobic exercise is essential to any fitness regime but Pilates does not generally give an aerobic workout until you reach an advanced level. Twenty to thirty minutes of aerobic exercise a week is the recommended minimum. Aerobic exercise is any exercise that increases heart rate and breathing rate for …

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Why Work Out at 5:45 AM?

Why Exactly do I Work Out at 5:45 AM? I can tell you upfront it is not because I am a “morning person”. Actually, the majority of my life I was a “late-night” person who was still awake after most people had long since fallen asleep. I think I am still in denial that I …

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