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The Pillars of Pilates: How it helps to lose weight

image: © Amelia-Fox / Fotolia

image: © Amelia-Fox / Fotolia

The Pillars of Pilates: How it helps to lose weight

Are you looking for a very gratifying way to focus all that energy into losing weight, toning your muscles and improving flexibility all at the same time? Do you often find yourself short of breath after climbing a flight of stairs at work?

Then, look no further, because today, we’ll tell you about the craze that is Pilates!

FINDING YOUR “CENTER”

Pilates’ methodology primarily focuses on you finding your “center”. Many instructors refer to this center as the “powerhouse”: composed of all the muscles in the central part of the body, encompassing the lower and upper back, abdomen, inner thighs, hips and buttocks. One of the teachings states that the totality of movement in Pilates should be coming from the so-called powerhouse and flow outward a person’s limbs.

So how does this powerhouse helps? It’s… Continue reading