Pilates – It’s Not Just for XXPosted by Ian Kullhem on May 31, 2013
It’s true, most of the proponents extolling the virtues of Pilates on talk shows and infomercials are gorgeous females. But if you think Pilates is a girl thing, you’d better not tell that to Peyton Manning. Or Curt Schilling. Or Demarcus Ware. Or to the cab driver who picked you up at the airport.
While it’s true that most men discover Pilates for a specific reason – sports training or physical rehab, for instance – an increasing number find that Pilates is just a great way to improve overall conditioning and health.
Traditional sports training has stressed the use of circuit machines or free weights to build muscles in specific parts of the body. But as the workouts have gotten tougher, athletes and their trainers have found that over-stressing individual muscle groups can have disastrous results. The solution – total body workouts that result in better overall conditioning and fewer injuries. The answer – Pilates exercise, both free mats and specialized machines like the Reformer and Power Plate.
Physicians and physical therapists recommend Pilates training for recovery and rehabilitation of injuries and surgery, too. And persons in occupations that require extended periods of standing or sitting such as dentists, barbers, and professional drivers find that Pilates training helps their bodies endure and recover from the physical stresses of their jobs.
The simple fact is that Pilates training is great for anyone of any gender or age to build longer, leaner muscles, to improve muscle definition in the arms, legs, glutes and abdomen, and to improve posture while strengthening bones and preventing osteoporosis.
Pilates in the Pines is a full-service health and fitness center in the Castle Pines area south of Denver. We offer a full menu of authentic Pilates training, both free-form mat training and machine exercise with the Pilates Reformer. Classes are taught Monday – Thursday and on Saturday mornings. Private sessions are available during the week when classes aren’t scheduled as well as all day Fridays and on Saturdays after classes by appointment. All classes are taught by Certified Pilates Teachers.
Pilates in the Pines is located in The Village at Castle Pines, east of the intersection of US 85 (Santa Fe Drive) and Happy Canyon Road just north of Castle Rock in Douglas county. Complete information about the studio, its location, and classes can be found on our website, PilatesinthePines.com.