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Our thoughts, perspectives, and awareness affect our lives and our physical and emotional well-being. Located in West Los Angeles, Sheppard Method Pilates uses classical Pilates to transform our physical fitness, expand our capabilities, remove our perceived limitations, and heal our hearts. An approach that has changed the lives of thousands in the West Los Angeles area - and beyond, - Sheppard Method Pilates will empower you to create your own personal revolution.
If you experience tight hamstrings, stiff hip flexors, and tight backs, you’re not alone - and Pilates for men can help. While many men believe being inflexible means Pilates won’t be effective, please think again. Pilates offers the benefit of improved flexibility, toned and shaped physique, reduced risk of injury, and an overall improved level of self-esteem.
Designed by a man specifically with the focus for men to build strength, flexibility, and mental focus in mind, Pilates is an outstanding exercise regime for men. Joseph Pilates, a former boxer, used his unique technique to train many athletes, most notably injured dancers, and later celebrities, and everyday men to transform their bodies and minds.
Based in West Los Angeles, Sheppard Method Pilates carries on this tradition and experience for male clients every day!
Benefits of Pilates for Men
Whether you’re based at an office desk all day, you’re regularly active, or you are nursing an old injury, Pilates is an outstanding way to get moving and realize benefits fast. Structured Pilates mat classes or Pilates reformer workouts, guided by expert Pilates instructors, provide technically challenging workouts that focus on improving fitness levels of the entire body.
Pilates for men increases muscle definition and development through correct extension and engagement of the muscles, working several muscle groups simultaneously. You can expect improved strength and balance throughout your core muscles, arms, back, buttocks, thighs, and calves. Focused, guided exercise helps improve muscle function, flexibility, and range of motion. Pilates for men, and women, delivers a balanced, taller, leaner form that is healthier and less prone to injury.
Pilates Mat or Reformer Classes for Men
Both Pilates mat classes and reformer are programs that offer a whole body workout. The Pilates method builds up core strength as you initiate each movement from your powerhouse area in the center, abdominal area of your body. Where mat work uses your body weight as resistance, the reformer uses the equipment design and springs to create resistance and challenge.
While many people believe that Pilates mat work is the place to start their practice, you will find that Pilates reformer classes actually provide additional control as you begin to learn the Pilates method. Working with our experienced team, you will find the reformer provides support and assistance in achieving correct Pilates form. As a result of undertaking movement correctly, you’ll soon discover there are many options to increase resistance and, therefore, challenge.
Whether Pilates mat or reformer classes, all are based on proper Pilates technique so you should feel comfortable joining in either class led by a qualified, experienced instructor.
How to Get Started with Pilates for Men
As you consider your options to get underway with Pilates, also seek out a studio with well-trained and experienced instructors who are backed by a reputable certification program. Many studios popping up across Los Angeles don’t necessarily embrace the true spirit of Pilates, nor do they offer the knowledge required to ensure safe and effective workout environment.
Sheppard Method Pilates studio in West Los Angeles offers expert, master Pilates instruction, Pilates Method Alliance-certified teacher training instruction, and the widest range of programs and personalized support for clients of all ages and physical conditions. You can join in on either Pilates mat or reformer classes where you can be assured the support you need to practice safely and effectively.
We also offer private classes, duo Pilates, in-home classes, and more to maximize your experience as you work toward achieving a healthy, strong, whole mind-body connection. To get started, give us a call at (310) 470-2828 or visit the studio.