Make your own free website on Tripod.com

THE CONCENTRATED CORE


All movement, whether it is exercise, recreational sports, occupational activities, hobbies or daily living tasks, is initiated from the trunk (CORE) of the body.


CORE body strength is gained by isolating

and strengthening the rectus and transverse

abdominus, deep internal stabilizers, back

extensors, back stabilizers and trunk rotational

muscles.

Patricia Binkley-Childress has had over 50 hours of continuing education in the Pilates method and has given over 400 hours of group as well as 330 hours of private instruction in a Pilates-based exercise. The class is called the "CONCENTRATED CORE" and includes the

underlying principles of the Pilates method, many of the Pilates mat exercises, various

other core strengthening techniques, postural alignment, flexibility training for range of

motion in the joints, Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training as well as Progressive

Diaphragmatic Breathe Training.

At
PRESCRIPTION: HEALTH I believe that mind and body exercise, flexibility training, CORE body strength and relaxation are key to health and fitness. The "CONCENTRATED CORE" should be incorporated in any exercise design.

I teach a group class
(SEE SCHEDULE), at my studio, 822 North 4th St., and give private instruction as well.

No other exercise will strengthen your CORE and prevent the incidence of injury as a

Pilates - based exercise does.

DO SOMETHING GREAT FOR YOUR BODY TODAY!!

In 2002, make a commitment to a healthier life by signing up for PRESCRIPTION HEALTH'S Aerobics & Pilates classes - ENROLLING NOW!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A PRIVATE SESSION

PRESCRIPTION: HEALTH

903-758-9765



CLICK HERE FOR JACK KNIFE DEMO


| Aerobic Capacity (METS) & Aerobic Fitness Assessment | Exercise Attitude & History |
| Muscular Fitness Assessment | Nutritional Evaluation & Support | Personalized Program Design |
| Physical Activity Readiness | Pilates-Based Exercise Techniques | Program Implementation |
| Progressive Relaxation Techniques | Weight Analysis & Measurements | What is Fitness? |

AEROBICS PROGRAM | ANNOUNCEMENTS | CONTACT ME | DISCLAIMER | DISEASE SPECIALTIES
FAQ | FITNESS ASSESSMENT | HOME | LEARN HOW TO | PERSONAL TRAINING | PILATES EXERCISE
PROFESSIONAL LINKS | Rx FOR HEALTH Q&A

SCISSORS

Joseph H. Pilates was born in Germany in 1880.

As a child he was very sick. By age 14 he had

overcome his physical limitations and had become

an accomplished skin diver, skier and gymnast.

Joseph Pilates was held prisoner during World War I.

It was there that he developed a method of mat

exercises that centered around strengthening the
CORE body. He developed a piece of equipment

called the REFORMER using bedsprings for

resistance.

After the war, the German government insisted that he train the new German Army with his method. He chose to immigrate to the United States and he and his wife Clara opened the first Pilates studio in New York City

in 1926.

His studio became well known for its rehabilitation

of injured professional dancers. Today the Pilates method is used in rehabilitation of dancers as well

as many diseased individuals or those with health

complications or challenges. It has recently grown

in popularity with many Hollywood stars as well as health clubs throughout the United States.

Diaphragmatic breathing, focus of the mind in concert with the body, as well as neutral spine alignment and musculoskeletal balance are the primary principles of this unique exercise.


CONTROL BALANCE

To prevent injury while participating in any activity that requires movement

outside the center of the body, it is essential to develop a strong CORE.


SPINE TWIST