Is Pilates for men?
Pilates, after all, was invented by a man, Joseph Pilates, originally for his own benefit and was only later adapted for women.
Men, what’s more, tend to be less flexible than women, and so they need Pilates even more.
Now that’s not to say that Pilates is too hard or unnecessary for women, just that Pilates is a multi-facet form of exercise appropriate for all.
The exercises and progressions are all adjusted and considerate of injuries and conditions that strike both genders.
Unless you are pregnant of course, in which case some of the exercises you are doing may be slightly different than that of your male counterpart.
But do men actually do Pilates? Are there benefits for even male athletes?
In fact, we even have professional sports teams that use our facility, and there are even countless celebrity devotees of Pilates.
From Hugh Grant to Martin Amis, John Cleese, Ian McKellen, David Beckham, famous footballers, rugby players, cricketers and other professional athletes.
The industry is slowly but surely getting the recognition that it deserves from well known people.
Hopefully this will help in the effort to nail down the fact that Pilates is a key element to an individual’s long term physical and mental health.
Sooo what do we do now?
Well, male or female, it might be the time now to look into starting for yourself.
Have a think about what your goals are, and how you can achieve those goals.
Even if you’re not sure, try it, there’s really something special in just trying things and changing up your lifestyle.
I know from personal experience how easy it is to become used to the same routine doing the same things but always forgetting that instead of just living, you have to really live your life, you know?
So try something new, try out Pilates! Heck just start by trying, that’s the first and biggest step, you won’t regret it.