Why Pilates Is the Missing Link in Your Fitness Regimen

Original Article By Cassie Shortsleeve

It’s time to stop scoffing at Pilates. While the workout Opens a New Window. —which focuses on building core strength Opens a New Window. , mobility, flexibility, and strength Opens a New Window. —seems to be primarily loved by women, it was actually created by a man—a German bodybuilder at that. And today some of the fittest men on the planet (i.e. Navy SEALs) turn to the discipline to counteract their weaknesses and become more well-rounded athletes.

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5 Reasons Men Should Do Pilates

Article by Jennifer Cohen | Featured on Men’s Fitness

There’s a reason your girlfriend can’t get enough of mat classes—they work. From a stronger core to better sex, here’s why Pilates is great for guys, too.

While women tend to dominate mat classes, Pilates holds plenty of benefits for men who rise to the challenge—yes, it’s hard. Whether you’re a powerlifter or prepping for your first marathon, a Pilates class can help fine-tune your performance. How? Exercises are made up of subtle, concentrated movements that can help you do the following:

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How Pilates can Benefit Men

by Andrea Speir

Over the past seven years, I have watched the stigma of Pilates being a “girl exercise” change. Nowadays it is more respected by the general population for what it is: a hard workout for everyone, of all ages. That being said, I do still find myself being asked if men do Pilates.

Here is the truth of it: On average, 50 percent of my clients are men.

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