Traditionally men have often trained using heavy weights and trained with the emphasis of ‘no pain no gain’. But Pilates complements other exercises and activities making the body less susceptible to injury whilst improving the core. More and more men are recognizing the benefits that Pilates gives, just look at the New Zealand ALL Blacks, they use Pilates as part of their training regime.
When I was injured my Physiotherapist recommended I try Pilates as a means to help get back into exercise and follow a sensible rehabilitation programme. I had the classic triathlete/cyclist muscle imbalances that contributed to my injuries; weak glutes, tight hamstrings and an inflexible back. I attended Pilates classes and realised how weak my core was and how inflexible I was. I was so impressed by how beneficial it was and how much I looked forward to it I decided to become a teacher myself.
Pilates has helped address these issues and is now part of my training regime.
Personal pilates class
For classes, further information or to book, contact Ben Spiers on 07907 184 679.