Core strength, flexibility, balance, uniform development, and efficient movement patterns. These are all 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 and who focus on muscular development, which occurs in weightlifting or fitness training.
Pilates, by contrast, emphasizes moving from the center of the body, the powerhouse, and developing core strength. This will deepen the muscle engagement of the core to stabilize the trunk and protect the back.
This kind of core training makes Pilates an excellent technique for whole-body fitness! Start implementing this as a foundation for cross training with other kinds of sports and exercise.
Who Started Pilates?
Pilates was started by a man, Joseph Pilates. This exercise program has been a training vehicle for elite athletes, both men and women, for over fifty years. Even with the misconception that Pilates is for women, men have figured prominently as instructors and promoters of the Pilates technique throughout its history.
The surge of popularity that Konnect Pilates has enjoyed in recent years has been high-powered, which is due in 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 quickest growing fitness trends in the world! Every one of our members, including men, are taking advantage of Konnect Pilates many benefits.
How Pilates Works For Men
Pilates is great for developing smaller, supporting muscles that are often neglected in daily life and weightlifting.
Developing these areas increases strength, flexibility and range of motion. Many men who have tight shoulders, backs, hips and hamstrings will find welcome relief in these areas.
Most men become tight and compact due to only lifting weights and engaging with concentric contraction in the muscles.
Take a look at some of our Pilates Services that can help in these areas.
The Pilates Routine
Pilates will help big muscle groups (quads, hamstrings, etc.) gain flexibility and efficiency. However, Pilates is also great for strengthening the smaller, stabilizing muscles (rotators, back extensors, core strength).
Our programs can benefit all types of people from dancers, professional athletes, the elderly, office workers and those wanting to improve their tone, strength, health and wellness.
Increasing flexibility is a goal that Konnect Pilates addresses in a way that men usually feel comfortable with.
Konnect Pilates works toward functional fitness : the ability to own the strength, balance, and flexibility that allows one to move through daily-life.
Start Your Pilates Workout Today!
Konnect Pilates exercises help to increase flexibility and range of motion. You will find that our high-level fully comprehensively certified Pilates instructors will guide and encourage you through fresh new concepts of mindful movement.
They will also help you design an exercise program that brings great results. You’ll like the way the new you looks and feels!
It is our goal to help you improve the outer you while at the same time pampering the inner you for a greater sense of well being.
Let us help you select a program that fits your learning style from the list below with our First Konnection Session.