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Pilates for Men

Joseph Pilates, earned a living as a professional boxer and self-defense trainer before developing what we now know to be the Pilates Method. His intention was to develop a strengthening program that focused its attention on core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine.

Why Men should do Pilates.

  • The Pilates Method helps to develop often neglected muscle groups. Some muscles are stronger than others and tend to do the heavy lifting throughout our daily lives. Pilates helps to focus on those muscles that don’t typically get a lot of attention to provide well rounded strength and conditioning to the whole body.
  • Generally, the more muscle mass you have the less flexible you are. Lack of flexibility can lead to injury, muscle strain and decrease range of motion. The Pilates Method helps to increase flexibility and mobility to help improve movement in other exercise regiments as well as simple daily activities.
  • Every Pilates exercise focuses on utilizing your whole core to power movement of every limb. The Pilates Method helps to target the transverse abdominals which are difficult to reach through contemporary abdominal exercises.
  • Pilates focuses on utilizing your breath to work through each movement. Using your breath helps to decrease stress and increase energy long after you finish your Pilates routine.
  • Pilates strengthens the core and the pelvic floor, and men who practice the Pilates Method have greater control over this region of the body.