Pilates for athletes is not only great on its own, but is a great complimentary workout in between intense training days. Pilates keeps your muscles loose and flexible – an incredibly important factor for staying injury free allowing your body to recuperate while still working to increase your fitness.
Pilates classes teach athletes to ‘feel’ their movements, focusing on lengthening, contracting or relaxing the muscles. This type of concentrated movement develops proprioception (awareness of movement) and can improve awareness of sport-specific movement patterns and contribute to better technique for athletes.
It’s no secret that hundreds of pro athletes around the world incorporate Pilates classes into their weekly training schedules now, but let’s take a closer look at our favourite 5 and how they feel about Pilates.
Yes, that’s right! The GOAT of the National Football League (NFL) is a huge Pilates fan! Along with his wife Gisele, the couple are trained by renowned Body Artist Nonna Gleyzer. Tom focuses on working his lower body, abdominal muscles and oblique’s through Pilates. The 5 time Super Bowl Champion is also a huge fan of the Reformer as it allows him to do a wide variety of lower back and abdominal exercises.
The tennis sensations number one choice for alternative training sessions is Pilates! Maria loves the core workout that goes hand-in-hand with Pilates, believing the core is the centre of the chain to everything in her body. Maria’s combination of tennis and Pilates training every day is a winning match!
There isn’t a better form of social proof than from a pro athlete to validate that Pilates is an amazing full-body workout for anyone! And the best part is, you can get started TODAY with our Dynamic Pilates 2 for $20 New Member Special. Get yours today, or visit our About Us page to find out more.