Is Pilates for men? Joseph Pilates, the creative mind behind the Pilates Method, meant for his work to evolve and to be tailored to the particular needs of his clients. Athletes and average joes alike have made his work a mainstay in functional fitness. By working multiple joints in all three planes of movement, we are involved in a practice that helps us look and feel our absolute best.
Bob May - "I love the PJCC and try to take at least one class a day six days a week. Pilates Reformer is extra-special to me because of the fine enthusiasm and skill of the teacher, the enjoyment I get from the class, and the flexibility and strength so readily gained from doing Pilates Reformer: it's a real experience!"
Paul Melmon - "I have been a member of PJCC since it opened in Foster City, and grew up going to the old JCC in Belmont. Pilates is great to balance out a cardio-centered workout regime. It is much harder than it looks; and helps improve balance, strength and stability. I use it to help supplement all of my favorite outdoor activities: skiing, backpacking and cycling. Sylvia's class is a great way to challenge yourself and stay motivated."
Deke Keating - "My wife Judith and I joined the PJCC this year because we wanted more than just a gym. Class offerings like Men's Pilates were exactly what we had in mind. Pilates with Sylvia has really added a new dimension to my workout routine and has increased my overall strength and flexibility - I really felt the difference after only a few classes!"
Wesley Chang - "I have been a dentist for over 20 years and have suffered from chronic backaches. Sylvia's Pilates class has helped strengthen my core and improved my flexibility immensely. Her instructional style and lighthearted humor adds a lot to the enjoyment of this class. I can say I have had fewer visits to my chiropractor since starting Pilates."
Take a Pilates class and cast your vote.
By Monique Molino
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