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Pilates

written by: tojoyamoto
 
How much do you know about this system of exercise?

Question 1:


In what country did Joseph Pilates develop the exercise system Pilates?
Switzerland
Germany
USA
Greece

Question 2:


What is Pilates based on?
Aerobics and Meditation
Body Building and Yoga
Yoga and Gymnastics
Yoga and Aerobics

Question 3:


When Joseph Pilates moved to England at the age of 32, what did he do for a living?
He was a boxer.
He was a professor.
He was a banker.
He was a physical therapist.

Question 4:


Proper breathing is crucial for the blood to circulate and remove wastes related to fatigue. In Pilates, short, quick breathes are advised for maximum positive effect.
False
True

Question 5:


Pilates coordinates your movements with which of the following?
your strength
your partner's movements
your balance
your breathing

Question 6:


Joseph Pilates used this term to refer to the muscle group comprised of the abs, buttocks, lower back and hips. All the energy begins in this group and flows outward.
The Powerhouse
The Shell
The Engine
The Panel

Question 7:


In Pilates, it is better to do only one perfectly controlled movement rather than 50 sloppy movements.
False
True

Question 8:


Pilates is considered low-impact and is used in physical therapy facilities to rehab injuries.
True
False

Question 9:


Which of these is not a reported benefit of Pilates?
Decreased appetite
Improved Posture
Improved flexibility
Decreased back pain

Question 10:


Though not necessary, there are several pieces of apparatus that can be used in a Pilates work out. Which of these is not used in Pilates?
Balance Beam
Resistance Bands
Floor mat
Large exercise balls

Question 11:


Only instructors trained in Pilates and belonging to the Pilates Method Alliance can teach Pilates to the public.
True
False

Question 12:


Approximately how many people claimed to regularly practice Pilates in the United States according to a 2008 survey?
10,000,000
3,500,000
12,000
500,000

 


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