How Pilates Benefits Men
Pilates has the reputation of being "girlie." Nothing could be further from the truth. Pialtes was, in fact, created by a man, Joseph Pilates. Here are just a few reasons men should consider adding Pilates to their workout regimen:
1. Pilates helps correct muscular imbalances that develop from overusing the same muscle groups in daily life and from playing the same sport.
2. Pilates helps increase flexiblilty through dynamic stretching and building long, lean muscle. Flexibility helps decrease body aches and pains and helps prevent injuries.
3. Pilates exercises (all 500+) initate with core stability. This means a regular Pilates practice strengthens the core more fully and more deeply than any other kind of abdominal work. Always wanted a six pack? Pilates can help you get there.
4. Pilates promotes a mind-body connection. This connection carries over into every life, helping you stay more focused and energized at work and while performing your favorite leisure activities.