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33 Shepherd Road, Oakville

One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitbox Studio (Up to 81% Off)

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Tone and sculpt your body with a variety of fitness classes offered at this studio, from TRX fitness to aerial yoga

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37 ratings9 reviews
January 24, 2020
Excellent instructors, friendly clientele. Challenging classes with many convenient times.
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LINDA
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January 30, 2019
This place is wonderful-experienced staff, great workouts. Clean and great environment.
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Devon
5 ratings2 reviews
October 27, 2017
Really happy with this place. They are so welcoming & provide great class options. Already renewed before my 30 days were up!

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  • C$24 for one month of unlimited fitness classes (C$130 value)

Eccentric Muscle Contraction: The Rock-Solid Core of Pilates

Pilates aims to build muscle strength and definition without unnecessary bulk. Stretch your mind around Groupon’s study of eccentric muscle contractions to understand one of its major tools.

Anatomists identify three types of muscle contraction: concentric, eccentric, and isometric. Isometric contraction occurs when a muscle resists a force without moving or changing its length. Concentric contraction can be exemplified by a set of rapid crunches: the ab muscles repeatedly shorten during the emphasized upward movement, and often don’t revert fully to their relaxed state until the set is complete or the gym teacher looks the other way. Eccentric contraction, on the other hand, is what happens when the muscles resist a force as they lengthen—as they do in the Pilates version of a crunch, the roll down.

To build any muscle, you need to do some controlled damage to its fibers, prompting the body to generate new muscle cells to make repairs. And eccentric muscle contractions are especially good at doing this. Pilates, like almost any form of exercise, involves all three types of contractions, but in characteristic movements such as the roll down the emphasis is on the downward movement. Students carefully control their abs and resist their own body weight as they slowly relax back onto the floor, challenging the muscles in their elongated state.

Eccentric exercises force muscles to work harder than they would in a concentric state—which is why, to a Pilates instructor, 5 slow, perfectly-controlled roll-downs are more productive than a quick set of 50 crunches. This phenomenon explains why beginning Pilates students can experience muscle soreness the day after a deceptively easy workout. Besides trying to prevent addiction to IcyHot, Pilates instructors limit rep quantities because muscles tend to revert into concentric contraction as they tire, which can counteract any gains in flexibility.

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same-day appointments accepted. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must use 5- or 10-class packages within 3 months of first use. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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