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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