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Pilates

committed + ENCOURAGING + classical + relaxed TOUGH

Jill Kemenosh

A previously internationally ranked equestrian, Jill began practicing Pilates at fourteen, as it was a perfect supplement to her riding regiment. After graduating with a B.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware, and trying a corporate job on for size, she decided to pursue a different career path. Her love for Pilates and desire to stay fit directed her to the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program headed by Brett Howard. Jill became a graduate of the program in 2016 and takes great pride in the precision of the Authentic Pilates™ method and the amazing results that it produces.

Dr. Mark Kemenosh & Associates has joined with Jill to offer our patients rehabilitation with optimal stabilization through core strengthening. Core strength and flexibility enhances sport performance as well as mobility for anyone any age. Pilates is also a significant tool in pain control.

Joseph Pilates developed his technique for the purpose of rehabilitation and continued wellness.

In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body. ~ Joseph Pilates

You are only as young as your spine is flexible. ~ Joseph Pilates

Jill is also currently teaching at Uptown Pilates in New York City.

Pilates may sound intimidating, but it’s an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility.

Pilates

What exactly is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes use of the abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the early 1900s.

A Pilates routine typically includes 25 to 50 repetitive strength training exercises. Pilates is similar to calisthenics, such as sit-ups and pushups. In fact, some people call Pilates the ultimate form of calisthenics.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

By practicing Pilates regularly, you can achieve a number of health benefits, including:

  • Improved core strength and stability
  • Improved posture and balance
  • Improved flexibility
  • Prevention and treatment of back pain

How does Pilates fit into a total fitness program?

If you’re a healthy adult, your weekly exercise routine should include:

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity — or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity
  • Strength training exercises at least twice a week Pilates can be a good strength training workout, but it isn’t aerobic exercise. You’ll need to supplement it with aerobic exercises, such as brisk walking, running, biking or swimming.

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