You need your body to work.
All those things you took for granted when you were younger, shifting and lifting and endless energy and a belief you will keep doing this all your life and then one day, somethings not quite working right, somethings aching and maybe there is quite a bit of pain, but you keep going, because you have to and its tiring.
The aches and pains are energy draining, they can make you ratty, tired and worried.Well it doesn't have to be that way.
When did you last check your oil in your car, your tyres for wear & tear & pressure, last service your car? Yes I thought so, pretty regularly, it would be a bit daft not to!
So what about you? It is the same thing. Going to a G.P. and getting a medical check and review is great MOT, but that's not the regular maintenance that is needed, otherwise your MOT could be costly!
Therapeutic Pilates is the fine tuning of the complexity of your body's mechanics. Pilates is not simply an exercise class. It teaches you the biomechanics of movement!
If you already do a sport or regular fitness class, Therapeutic Pilates will give you better technique and performance. As we age, this is all the more important for injury prevention and to keep doing those things you enjoy.
So whether its your job or your sport....
Footballers do Pilates, cyclists do Pilates.
So do plumbers, builders, computer analysts, lorry drivers, lawyers, runners, teachers, climbers, accountants,
managers and chefs!
Many people come here and say they wish they had done this years ago. Well its never to late and the time is now. Don't expect your body to keep giving out for you if you don't put anything in.
Now is the time.
Take care of your body and it will take care of you.
Pilates WILL make a difference to your life.
We have run a 'Blokes* Pilates' session on Monday 8.30pm for many years at ENERGYBODi.
For many has taken them years to make the leap of faith to come through the doors, with all sorts of doubts and preconceptions.
*predominantly men ( 80/20 ratio, all our classes are mixed).
Men are welcome in every Pilates class we have at ENERGYBODi.
Or, You can join us anytime with a FAST PASS at ANY time! We run in six week blocks with 2 week breaks.
Its not all those pictures of women bending themselves double in flexibility.
This is real practical down to earth stuff based on exercises given by physiotherapists, maybe your physio even gave you a bunch of exercises but you just don't keep them up, who does!
Blokes Pilates also gives you techniques and space on how to switch off your mind and relax after a stressful day.
The class is full of blokes just like you, not very flexible or bendy, some do some sport, others spend a lot of time at a desk, others graft hard on their feet every day.
Give yourself a boost.
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.
Though men have always been part of the Pilates scene, the surge of popularity that Pilates has enjoyed in recent years has been powered to a large extent by a wave of women participants and instructors, leaving some with the impression that the Pilates method is more for women.