psavola Posted September 18, 2002 Report Share Posted September 18, 2002 I'm looking for an effective way to increase core strength as supplementary exercise. I'm already taking a pilates-based body conditioining class once a week at a local gym, but cannot fit in more than one in a week. There is also one traditional Pilates mat class in my city, but it costs considerably more than a ballet class so I opted for an extra ballet technique class instead. The floor barre class at my studio conflicts with a ballet technique class I already take. I've seen several people recommend swimming on this board. How effective is swimming in strengthening the body, especially abs and back? Are there other options besides the good old crunches? Päivi Quote Link to comment
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