Got a man in your life that could benefit from some time at Full Circle?
Although, Pilates tends to seemingly draw in more women than men into classes, men have never been neglected from Pilates all together. In fact, they’ve always been part of the Pilates Picture. In case you didn’t know, Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates, a German man who devoted his life to improving his physical strength and flexibility. This dialed-in form of exercise was initially created by a man. Of course, Pilates welcomes folks of all ages, sizes and genders. But the point we’re trying to make, is that it doesn’t need to be dominated by any one group of people, and can be widely enjoyed by anyone.
There are several key advantages for men wanting to add Pilates to their routine:
Pilates can help to develop the deeper set muscles that do not usually get exercised. These can help to build a stronger core.
Any practice which focuses on the power of breath can help to balance the mind to provide benefits outside of the physical, and improve day-to-day choices and decision making.
Muscles are stretched as well as strengthened to give a well-rounded workout that is not always possible from gym sessions or sports alone.
Pilates can be squeezed into your routine and practiced everyday without such an intense risk of injury associated with team sports or heavy weight lifting, for example.
Learning to strengthen and support your body can help to fend off back and hip issues that may develop as you age.
You can find some great testimonials from men who are totally hooked on Pilates at this blog post here.