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Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

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How effective is the malibu Pilates chair at toning?

Great: I recommend the pilate chair to my patients more for when they need additional stretching of tight joints. It works great. I does help with tone as well, but i would recommend an excercise that adds some joint loading to help with muscle development and bone quality (as long as you don't suffer from arthritis). Good luck! ...Read more

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How would a malibu Pilates chair help you during the routine?

How would a malibu Pilates chair help you during the routine?

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Is malibu Pilates good for a bad neck?

Is malibu Pilates good for a bad neck?

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Which is more effective if i want to work out my legs: a malibu Pilates chair or stationary bike?

Which is more effective if i want to work out my legs: a malibu Pilates chair or stationary bike?

Tough: Great question. The pilates chair is great for allowing stretching of your lower leg mucles with is very important. The bike however will provide for better cardiovascular fitness as well as muscle tone and development. I'd recommend the bike with a good stretching program. Good luck! ...Read more

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How should someone pursuade someone to do pilates?

Encourage: You might encourage someone to do pilates by letting them know about the health benefits. ...Read more

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Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Yes, it can be: Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone. To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more

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Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Absolutely!!: Pilates has advantages by increasing core strength, stretching, raising heart rate, not being as hard on joints as running for some, is calming, builds lean muscle and can be enjoyable! i call that one of the ultimate exercises! ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more

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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more

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What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

See below: Probably the biggest difference is that yoga is fundamentally a spiritual practice. The primary purpose of yoga is to teach students how to quiet their minds and enter a meditative state. On the other hand, pilates is strictly a physical exercise program, used specifically to correct imbalances in the body, strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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I had a gastrojejunostomy last year.can i do pilates??

I had a gastrojejunostomy last year.can i do pilates??

Yes.: Enjoy yourself. No physical restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i lose a lot of weight by doing zumba and pilates?

Can i lose a lot of weight by doing zumba and pilates?

Yep!!: You sure can zumba is fantastic. My wife is closely affiliated with the ymca and we went to a dinner for the local y. They had success story after success story of women losing weight all because of zumba and what the y allowed them to do. One woman was 378 and was down to 180 another woman was 290 and was down to 160. It took them 6-8 months but they did it. ...Read more

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Which is better for toning your body: yoga or pilates?

Which is better for toning your body: yoga or pilates?

Depends: Both yoga and pilates are great for toning your body. The extent of toning depends on not the workout, but the intensity and volume of the yoga or pilates that you do. Both will provide a great workout and can challenge even the most physically fit of us! namaste! ...Read more

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Which is better for keeping your core fit, yoga or pilates?

Which is better for keeping your core fit, yoga or pilates?

Probably pilates: Pilates requires greater use of core muscles because it is more work-out based as opposed to yoga which is more meditation based. ...Read more

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Would taking up Pilates be a good way to rehab from an injury?

Would taking up Pilates be a good way to rehab from an injury?

Depends on injury: It depends on the injury. Pilates is especially helpful to regain core strength and stability after a back/spine injury once cleared by your doctor. It can also help with recruitment of previously injured atrophied muscles, nerves, and help with balance. Best to see a primary cares sports med, pmnr or ortho doc to see if it's appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

That exercise: Can help to contribute to a weight loss program. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more