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Pilates for Men

Pilates Northwest Client Spotlight: L.T.

Client Spotlight: L.T.

By | Client Spotlight, Pilates for Men

MEN DO PILATES! at Pilates Northwest L.T.’s story: My job as a flight nurse has me constantly climbing in and out of helicopters and ambulances, sitting and twisting awkwardly, and lifting patients and all kinds of different equipment throughout the day.  Ergonomics are difficult, even on the best days. For me, this physical stress on my body is complicated by cerebral palsy, a condition I’ve had since birth that causes spasticity in the muscles, reducing my range of motion and flexibility. It impacts how I stand, walk, sit, and move throughout my day and it impacts how I fatigue and recover….

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Pilates for Men

By | Pilates for Men

Although men and women are physically very different, everyone can benefit from Pilates. Most people are not aware the founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates, was a boxer, skier, diver and gymnast. He originally developed his exercise system based upon the body, mind, and spirit after spending years studying various forms of exercise to improve his health. (Joseph Pilates was a very sick child who suffered from asthma and other illnesses.)  Pilates’ exercise system was originally developed for men with physical rehabilitation in mind and later expanded to women. How can men benefit from Pilates? Many professional athletes including LeBron James,…

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