PILATES ISN’T JUST FOR WOMEN:
Core strength, flexibility, balance, sports performance development, and efficient movement patterns – all are hallmarks of Pilates training and highly relevant to women’s as well as mens fitness. The integrative component of Pilates can be especially beneficial for men, whose workouts often emphasize a part-by-part approach to muscular development, such as what we find in weightlifting. Pilates, by contrast, emphasizes moving from the center of the body, the powerhouse, and developing core strength in the deep muscles of the center to stabilize the trunk and protect the back. This kind of core training makes Pilates an excellent technique for whole-body fitness, as well as a foundation for other kinds of sports and exercise.
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