Pilates is known to be highly desirable and dominated by women, as well as its lack of male practitioners, and that’s a misconception in many societies.
For it has many physical and psychological benefits to offer, such benefits are the result of its maximal effect combining Yoga, respiratory therapy, mood boosting and relaxation techniques, as well as its great benefits in fast weight loss, building the muscle mass and easing pains and aches.
Reza Alavi, Founder and Managing Director of Real Pilates said, commenting on Pilates being more desirable by women: “historically, men might have thought Pilates is going to be too easy for them, however, men have now understood that it can challenge them differently as compared to a typical gym-based workout, as it targets stabilizing muscles, and that perception is changing, as more and more prominent men, especially sports figures, discuss how much it has benefited their sport.”
Every Pilates exercise focuses on using your core to improve power movement in your limbs. In addition, it hits the transverse abdominals, the base muscles under your six-pack, which importance we all know!
Pilates focuses on stretching, thus it helps preventing injuries and muscle strains
It also increases the range of movement, for the more muscle mass you have, the lesser your flexibility is.
Pilates focuses on muscles that don’t typically get much attention and that helps build muscles that don’t get hit while heavy lifting.
Pilates forces you to pay attention—you’ve got to focus on your breath while working through each movement and concentrating on proper form.