Our guys are gaining core strength, more flexibility, and specifically working on their posture. We have had lots of fun teaching these men over the weeks. We opened up a new class for the guys on Thursday at 6:30 am and we are continuing our meeting on Saturdays at 8 am. Plenty of time to come in, work out, and get to work!
Our fantastic group of guys are doing so well! We are four weeks in and their posture is changing. These guys are finding their core connections, sitting up correctly, standing correctly, finding their balance, and the concentration is amazing! We opened up a Thursday 6:30 am class so that these men could come and take a second class each week and have time to get to work and get on with their busy schedules.
If you are interested in taking a Pilates class just for men please call us. We are hoping more of you will take the challenge and see for yourself!
Pilates for Men
Why Pilates Is Good Fitness Training for Men
By Marguerite Ogle
Updated February 06, 2018
Is Pilates useful for men? Consider this: Pilates was started by a man, Joseph Pilates; it's been a training vehicle for elite athletes, both men and women, for over 50 years; and men have figured prominently as instructors and promoters of the Pilates method throughout its history.
Though men have always been part of the Pilates scene, the surge of popularity that Pilates has enjoyed in recent years has been powered to a large extent by a wave of women participants and instructors, leaving some with the impression that the Pilates method is more for women.
Pilates is one of the fastest growing fitness trends in the world, and men are definitely taking advantage of Pilates many benefits.
Why Pilates Works Well for Men
Core strength, flexibility, balance, uniform development, and efficient movement patterns — all are hallmarks of Pilates training and highly relevant to men's 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 occurs 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 cross training with other kinds of sports and exercise.
Pilates works toward functional fitness. That is, the ability to have the strength, balance, and flexibility that allows one to move through daily-life tasks with grace and ease. To this end, Pilates exercises do seek to increase flexibility and range of motion, but one won't find the kind of pretzel stretches in Pilates that one might find in gymnastics or yoga.
3 Tips for Men Who Are New to Pilates
The best way to start learning about Pilates is by taking classes. You might find that women outnumber men by quite a bit. While that demographic is changing, you'll probably have to deal with being the minority gender, so be forewarned.
Use the following articles to help you find and prepare for your first Pilates class:
There is nothing specifically different about Pilates training for men, especially in the beginning. The Pilates method is the same for all. Developed on a man's body, and taught with input from both men and women, Pilates is founded on healthy movement principles for the human body in general. Men might find that their muscles are a little tighter than women's, especially in the hips and hamstrings, but exercises can be easily modified to allow those areas to stretch out gradually. Modification of exercises is commonplace in Pilates, allowing it to meet a variety of needs in practitioners.
Pilates is a body/mind practice where part of the exercise is to bring one's full care and attention to every movement. Similarly, exacting alignment, and core training that goes beyond the superficial muscles, require more subtle attention and micro-adjustments than some men are used to finding in an exercise class.
There is none of the "just power through" kind of attitude that men might be used to from gyms. This often becomes most apparent when working with the Pilates equipment, which, though it is resistance equipment, is not intended to be overpowered. In fact, sometimes the lightest setting on a piece of equipment, such as the reformer, is the most challenging for the core muscles. In Pilates, controlled, well-aligned movement is the ticket to a deeper level of fitness.
Choose the two days a week that fit your schedule from the list of classes below. Commitment is two classes a week for a total of twelve classes. Cost for twelve classes is only $120.00! Classes are one hour long. This is a total body workout. No more going to the gym multiple times a week for one to two hours! You will learn how to move your body efficiently and correctly not only on the mat, but also using the Pilates Equipment. We are a dedicated Pilates studio and our teachers are educated in the classical and contemporary approach. This thorough education allows our teachers to adapt the Pilates method to all body types and fitness levels! Pilates is a fun method which challenges you to sit, stand, and move correctly. You will gradually correct poor movement patterns, improve your posture, and improve your muscle strength and flexibility.
Classes start W/C 5/20/2018
Classes to choose from are as follows:
Tuesday 5:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am
Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!
Call 270 793 2728 Kathy Perry (Owner)