A common misconception about Pilates is that it’s just for women. Pilates was not only created by a man, but originally intended as an exercise program for men as well.
Many of our current male clients have discovered how beneficial Pilates is for fitness and overall athletic performance, as well as injury prevention. Men typically have tighter muscles which can hinder flexibility. Pilates uses a specific method to increase functional range of motion in the body, which will improve overall flexibility.
It will require you to slow down in order to isolate specific muscle groups and maximize the effect the movement has on them, but the awareness you will take back to your other activities, whether it be a physical jobs such as tradesmen or participate in regular competitive or recreational sport will amaze you.
The Pilates repertoire is a beneficial form of training and functional conditioning for men, strengthening the key stabilising muscles of the major joints of the body allowing you to better target muscles groups while strength training.