Why Pilates is also
indispensable for men
Hey man, do you sometimes feel stiff and immobile?
Many men neglect stretching, which leads to shortened muscles and limited mobility. But don’t worry, there’s a solution, which call’s: Pilates. Why is it so important for you? Let’s dive into the topic!
Pilates is an effective workout, even for men,
that strengthens flexibility and deep muscles. It is much more than just stretching – it combines breathing and movement for a holistic training. Pilates not only improves your flexibility, it also strengthens your core muscles, which leads to a better posture and less back pain.
Not only that, a regular Pilates training also improves your body awareness and coordination. It is ideal for men who want to improve their athletic performance or maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Pilates offers a great complement to conventional training methods and is crucial for a strong, flexible and resilient body.
Stretching is the key!
Us men often focus on strength training and neglect flexibility. It is important to realize that stretching plays an important role. It helps to lengthen the muscles that are shortened by prolonged sitting or intense workouts. In the long run, it can lead to poor posture and pain.
It can be so easy, regular stretching sessions also helps to improve your body awareness and to recognize tension and imbalances in your body. Also your blood circulation in the muscles, promotes regeneration, prevents injuries and increases overall performance.
A regular Pilates training offers numerous facets to develop precisely this physical balance. It is an essential part of a balanced fitness program that leads to a healthier, more efficient body. Also by increasing the flexibility and mobility of your muscles and joints, you can perform movements more efficiently, reduce muscle soreness and improve your athletic performance.
“The training increases body awareness and helps my back! I feel a couple of millimeters taller after each session. Walking and standing upright has gotten so much easier.” Gunnar, (42)
Get back your flexibility!
Give yourself the chance to regain the flexibility you may have neglected. It’s never too late to start stretching. Pilates equipment training as well as mat classes, are great for increasing your flexibility.
Pilates equipment training, which combines strength, centering and stretching, is ideal for men because it activates overall body strength and mobility. Men often find that Pilates is more challenging than it initially seems. This is because the spring resistance accompanies you throughout the entire class, e.g. in Pilates Reformer or Pilates Tower Unit Wall Training.
Get started with Pilates:
For many men, it is often not clear where best to start – whether in group training or solo training. Pilates offers flexible entry options here, decide what suits you best:
The Pilates solo training gives you the opportunity to respond to your individual physical needs. Together with the Pilates teacher, you will be guided through various Pilates sequences. In a solo class, different repertoires are often used, from the Pilates Chair, the Pedipole, the Pilates Reformer, the Tower Unit Wall as well as the Cadillac, everything can be combined here, depending on what your body needs.
However, if you are a man and would like to start with Pilates group classes, we recommend Pilates beginner classes first. These are not too easy, as the breathing technique and movement sequences in conjunction with the Pilates equipment should be consciously experienced first. Depending on your development, you can then attend advanced Pilates classes.
What needs to be considered in general?
If you have physical limitations or have recently undergone surgery, it is advisable to contact the studio first or book an individual solo training session. This will ensure a safe and effective workout. Pilates, especially the equipment training, is an excellent method for men to increase flexibility and strength in a very precise way. Try it out and you will feel the positive effects.
“As a former athlete getting older and leaning forward from lots of computer work, I wanted to rediscover what I could do for my fitness, posture and energy. I found Kathleen to be knowledgeable, attentive, creative and a lot of fun. I’m inspired!” Russell, (70)