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Is Pilates Useful for Men?

Is Pilates useful for men?

Consider this: Pilates was started by a man, Joseph Pilates; it's been a training vehicle for elite athletes, both men, and women, for over 50 years; and men have figured prominently as instructors and promoters of the Pilates method throughout its history.


Core strength, flexibility, balance, uniform development, and efficient movement patterns — all are 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 to muscular development, such as occurs in weightlifting.


Pilates, by contrast, emphasizes moving from the center of the body, the powerhouse, and developing core strength in the deep muscles of the center to stabilize the trunk and protect the back. This kind of core training makes Pilates an excellent technique for whole-body fitness, as well as a foundation for cross training with other kinds of sports and exercise.

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Developed on a man's body, and taught with input from both men and women, Pilates is founded on healthy movement principles for the human body in general.


Pilates is a body/mind practice where part of the exercise is to bring one's full care and attention to every movement. Similarly, exacting alignment and core training that goes beyond the superficial muscles require more subtle attention and micro-adjustments than some men are used to finding in an exercise class. There is none of the "just power through" kind of attitude that men might be used to from gyms. This often becomes most apparent when working with the Pilates equipment, which, though it is resistance equipment, is not intended to be overpowered.
(By Marguerite Ogle @ verywellfit.com)

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THINKING YOU ARE NOT GOOD AT PILATES?

Have you ever thought or said out loud at your Pilates session “I don’t think I’m very good at this” ? If the answer is “yes”, know you are in good company and that if you feel this way, you are right on track! Read More

Life Span or Health Span

Back in the day, I exercised to burn calories.  To look good and be able to eat what I wanted.  As I age, good health is taking precedent.  I am in this for the long haul, so I’ve adopted on a more balanced approach to fitness that emphasizes longevity. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, I still want to look good and enjoy indulging without consequence, but my energy, wellbeing and remaining injury free are a solid part of my regime.  I take time to breathe, stretch and move my body in ways that promotes health, good posture and restoration.

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Engaging daily in mindful movement such as Pilates, Fascial Conditioning and CoreAlign brings quality sleep, reduces stress, keeps my brain sharp and body strong.   Instead of aches and pains from overtraining, I feel a greater sense of strength, mobility, aliveness, mental clarity, and energy.

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Life span is how long we live.  HEALTH SPAN is living a high quality of life for as long as possible.  I invite you to join me at the TWC in the realm of mindful movement where you will enjoy getting fit and strong while connecting to yourself and others.

 

Linda Mallard

Owner, Tsawwassen Wellness Center


BARRE FUSION CLASS THIS SEPTEMBER

Inspired by Pilates, Barre and dance, this will be an intense workout using small controlled movements and full body exercises to create a well rounded workout. 

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Instructor: Danielle Braund

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Date: Sundays September 9, 16, 23

Time: 4—5 pm

Cost: $102 + gst

Max 6 clients/class

 Register: admin@twconline.ca, 604.943.8823 or in person at the Studio.

 


Why is Your Safety at the Top of Our List?

The fitness industry has gone full circle it seems.  HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and CrossFit type gyms are popping up all over the place promising great results and fast.   With great marketing we start to believe that "no pain, no gain" must be the only way. Read More

COREALIGN - get strong, get balanced, get aligned

What's in a name?  CoreAlign says it all.  When you have stability and alignment, you move with grace and ease.  Your balance, energy, posture and coordination all improve. I use CoreAlign to get strong for all the things I love to do in life.  It strengthens my legs, glutes, feet, hips, back, arms and core.  1-2 classes/week leaves me ready to go on the weekends with my activities. Read More

The Power of Fitness through Pilates

Tsawwassen Wellness Centre owner, Linda Mallard, shares the impact Pilates has on her life.

Play Better Golf with Pilates

According to the PGA Pro Mat Baird, there are four main areas that are necessary to focus on to improve your golf game and prevent injuries. These are your core, hamstrings and gluteal muscles and flexibility. Read More