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Pilates is an anatomically-based approach to the original mind body exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph H. Pilates.  The original Pilates method focuses on eight
principles:  control, breath, flow, precision, centering, stability, range of motion, and opposition.   It is a stretching and strengthening workout that targets the deepest muscles in
the body to create a strong core without the pain associated with conventional weak muscles while lengthening bulky one.

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Yoga has its beginnings in Indian prehistory.  It is not a religion but a technique or practice that combines both the mental and physical natures of our being.  One of the primary
purposes of yoga is to inhabit the idea of uniting opposites so as to bring greater balance into our lives.  When we practice the poses (asanas), we literally experience this union
of opposites thus allowing us to temper our effort with ease.  Yoga has been developed and refined over the centuries to strengthen and energize the body and mind and can be
used by anyone with great benefit.

General Fitness
General fitness classes come in many forms (circuit training, aerobics, strength training, etc).  A fitness class, that addresses the three facets of fitness (cardiovascular
endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility), is one that is built on a strong foundation of exercise science.  To see cardiovascular gains, one must work in their target heart rate
range for 20-30 minutes.  For gains in strength, one must work to muscular exhaustion within a set number of repetitions and set weight.  To improve flexibility, one must
perform both dynamic and static stretching exercises to increase range of motion.  Flexibility training is very important because it reduces the chance of delayed onset of muscle
soreness (DOMS) after a workout and also it helps prevent injury.  

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