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The idea of Pilates and its controlled movements to tone certain body areas
and maximize your inner core while using your mind to help you identify key body
points was first invented by Joseph Pilates.  This has become much more than
that in past years and one such method is called Winsor Pilates. Invented by
Mari Winsor and is based off Joseph Pilates original movements with the goal of
overall weight loss through body sculpting, toning abs, and strengthening back
muscles, bones, and ligaments.
 
Achieving maximum flexibility is part of any Pilates regiment and Winsor
Pilates is no exception.  As the Winsor rules states, “let’s get moving, sculpt,
and lost weight.”  Before beginning Winsor Pilates, make sure you are being
guided by a certified instructor, have purchased DVDs, or have found an online
website dedicated to teaching the subject.
 
Mari Winsor has developed movements in her routine that focuses on your
abs, chest, exercise ball workouts, upper body, back and leg muscles and even a
good prenatal Winsor Pilates workout is offered.  Body toning continues to be
the most popular requested result for Winsor Pilates.  Trimming and shaping or
“dynamic sequencing,” is a Winsor Pilates quest for almost anyone who is
interested in these techniques.
 
In accordance with Pilates basics, Winsor Pilates not only strengthens your
core body but also focuses on toning and sculpting your body back to its
youthful flexibility.  Every form of Pilates, with the recommended DVDs by a
certified instructor, including Winsor Pilates can be performed in a group
atmosphere or in the privacy of your own home.  It is a convenient exercise
regiment for the busy person.
 
Winsor Pilates also encourages floor work on mats as well as working with a
sculpting circle, a piece of equipment designed to ensure more resistance during
your workout.  While specific muscle groups are targeted in Winsor Pilates, each
exercise is performed in a selected and recommended order to achieve the best
and fastest results.  In Winsor Pilates, routines are outlined and followed in
sequence instead of random Pilates exercises used in other Pilates styles.
 
Winsor Pilates is great for people who are suffering from back pain or
people looking for specific area relief.  The movements are not considered
aerobic on any level and doctors and physical therapists often use Winsor
Pilates movements targeted towards muscles, ligaments and joint flexibility to
help improve affected areas while toning.
 
As one back pain sufferer put it after beginning a Winsor Pilates routine,
“I feel I have the flexibility back I had as a cheerleader in high school.” 
That’s quite an improvement for people with back injuries from poor posture or
injuries.  By focusing on the muscles that need to be rejuvenated, Winsor
Pilates can be a successful way to relieve pain while strengthening muscles for
optimal performance.All Pilates workouts, including Winsor Pilates,
especially when geared at people trying to regain strength in core muscles,
should be outlined and overseen by an experienced professional.  You can
find specialists on the Internet, through online DVDs and through in-class
instruction.  There is simply no better way to increase movement and performance
to certain core areas than Winsor Pilates and with the right techniques, you too
will enjoy the rewards that this can bring.

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The author, Steven Giles is a 55 year old former accountant who has been
suffering from back pain for several years and has found that Pilates provides
relief from this. He lives in Greater Manchester in the North-West of
England.