Did you know….Pilates was created by a man for a man???

Did you know…….Pilates was created by a man for a man???

Joseph Pilates was originally a bodybuilder, a gymnast and a diver. During World War I, Pilates began working with internment camps, where health conditions were not the greatest. Even still, he insisted on daily exercise to help keep up physical and mental well-being of the soldiers.  However some of the injured soldiers were bedridden, but instead of leaving them out, he modified their beds to be able to provide them with resistant training exercises.  These modified beds and his exercise routines laid the foundation for the current Reformer Machines & classes that the Wellness Center uses for their Specialty Group Exercise Classes

today!

These Reformer Pilates classes are a resistance class that is meant to strengthen the body without adding bulk. By focusing on

alignment and the core muscles, it increases flexibility, mobility, balance, and body awareness, all of which are vital for physical performance regardless of gender. With Pilates you will learn to strengthen your spine and the deep abdominal muscles resulting in better posture. The top benefits people report from Pilates are becoming stronger, longer, and leaner!!

Photo courtesy of merrithew.com

Registration for begins on August 20th and runs through September 3rd, 2012. Make sure you sign up now to reserve your spot in the class.

There are 3 different options for the 2nd Spring Session:

  1. Morning Reformer Pilates: Meets: Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:30 -7:15am (6 week option: Sept 4th – Oct 11th) – Cost: $75. for 6 weeks. Register Here
  2. Beginner Reformer Pilates: Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30 – 6:30pm (6 week option: Sept 4th – Oct 11th) – Cost: $85 for 6 weeks. Register Here
  3. Advanced Reformer Pilates: Meets: Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 – 6:30pm (12 week option: Sept 5th –Nov 21st) – Cost: $149 for 12 weeks. Register Here
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Posted on August 27, 2012, in Emotional, Fitness, Physical, Seven Dimensions of Wellness, Spiritual, UND Work Well and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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