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The Powerhouse


Updated September 18, 2009


The center of your body, the area between your bottom ribs and the top of your pubic bone, is your powerhouse. It includes the abdominals, the pelvic floor, the muscles around the hip joint, and the muscles of the lower back. For many, the powerhouse area of the body is also thought to be the energetic center of the body.

Learn more about the Pilates powerhouse
Also Known As: power house
Alternate Spellings: power house, power-house
While you are always working from your powerhouse in Pilates, certain exercises, like the Single Leg Stretch, really make you work that powerhouse area.

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