A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up. Florence Griffith Joyner
So, the question that comes to mind…. “Is Pilates really a good form of exercise for men?”
Well, it was started by a man and has formed an integral part of training programmes for athletes, both men and women, for over 50 years.
Pilates is all about developing functional core fitness which improves flexibilty, strength, posture and balance. So it’s of very real benefit for men and women alike.
Pilates has enjoyed a rapid growth in popularity in recent years, but until recently both the participants and instructors have been mainly female.
So if you’ve had the view that Pilates really is ‘a women’s workout’ – a gentle form of exercise for some lycra clad Bendy Wendy’s, who stretch into seemingly impossible positions until it’s time for a coffee and a good chat – think again!
Fitness experts now suggest that it’s a form of exercise that men of all ages should also be doing, it was developed on a man’s body with input from both men and women based on movement principals for the human body in general!