Our cultural fixation on abs is fairly easily explained: They’re the calling card of a dedicated and disciplined workout regimen, the raison d’etre of the two-piece bathing suit, the carrot on the end of a stick of, well, carrots. And since they’re in hiding for so much of the calendar year, our obsession peaks in their peak season, the summer. In the pecking order of muscle groups, the abs rank highly, and they always will. 

But as stylish as a flat midsection may be, it’s also the cornerstone of a fit, strong body. The core is the link between your upper and lower body, and that includes the back, side, pelvic and butt muscles.. It’s the origin of all of your functional movements, and a weak or inflexible core will limit not only the function of your limbs, but the efficiency and power of all of these movements.

The beauty of a strong, toned core is more than skin deep. You’ll move more efficiently, avoid injury, and even experience increased confidence. .  Beyond looking good, a strong core translates to a better quality of life—emotionally, psychologically, and physically.  So each and every time you move today not just while your taking a purely e class...think about your core muscles pull your belly button to your spine! 

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