Pilates Classes Great Falls MT

Pilates classes are based on the Pilates fitness system that uses resistance equipment such as the Pilates reformer machine to help people develop core strength and stability. See below for fitness centers and Pilates studios in Great Falls, MT that give access to qualified Pilates instructors.

Deep Bay Center Inc
(406) 844-2611
104 Deep Bay Drive
Lakeside, MT

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The Yoga Room at SBG
(406) 471-1232
30 Fourth Street East
Kalispell, MT
Yoga Styles
Iyengar

YOGA on the Road...!
(406) 546-6922
2089 Alder Springs Lane
Victor, MT
Yoga Styles
Anusara & Iyengar

Working Wellness
(406) 370-6445
203 Main St.
St. Ignatius, MT
 
Simple Yoga, LLC
(406) 544-2101
220 W. Main Street
Hamilton, MT
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar

Thunder in the Mountains
1 888 916 1000+1234567
2858 Pheasant Ln
Stevensville, MT

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bodywise YOGA
(406) 223-5771
405 Highway 20
West Yellowstone, MT
Yoga Styles
an eclectic blend of hatha yoga

Shanti Yoga Studio
(406) 862-1885
235 Central Avenue
Whitefish, MT
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

montanabliss
406.837.4SPA (4772)
108 Crestview Drive
Bigfork, MT
Yoga Styles
classical hatha, kundalini, vinyasa, kids classes

Shanti Boutique
(415) 354-0798
PO Box 103
Helena, MT
Yoga Styles
Certified Ashtanga and Iyengar influ

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Get in shape with the Pilates method

If you’re looking to get into shape, chances are you’ve heard about Pilates which has surged in popularity in recent years. Due to the recent attention that it’s gotten, there’s plenty of mistaken information out there about what Pilates is, what it does and who it’s for.

Many people may be surprised to learn that the Pilates method has been around for eight decades. It was created by Joseph Pilates in Germany based on his study of aerobics and yoga to help rehabilitate veterans from the First World War. He developed precise movements to emphasize control and regain health by strengthening, stretching and stabilizing key muscle groups.

He believed that mental and physical health were essential to each other and wanted to create a means of joining the mind and body using philosophy and exercise. Pilates originally called his method Contrology, later known by the Pilates name. The Pilates method focuses on the following areas: breathing, centering, concentration, control, precision, flowing movements and flexibility.

Pilates Equipment

While the Pilates method originated as a series of 34 exercises that were performed on a padded mat, specialized Pilates equipment was later introduced to take Pilates workouts to the next level. The apparatus that Joseph Pilate designed include:

  • The Reformer
  • The Cadillac (also known as the trapeze table)
  • The Wunda Chair
  • The Ladder Barrel

However, those who are just starting out with Pilates exercises can begin by using a padded mat and a Pilates ball.

Part of the reason why it’s suddenly been thrust into the spotlight is because a U.S. federal court ruled that the term Pilates was a generic term that was free for unrestricted commercial use. Suddenly anyone who wanted to cash in on its popularity was able to put the word Pilates on their exercise programs. The Winsor Pilates workout is one example of many of the popular Pilates training classes on the market ...

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