As a Pilates enthusiast, I have noticed that when it comes to Pilates for men, the vast majority of men will have nothing to do with it. That's unfortunate because there are a host of benefits that come with taking Pilates classes ... and these benefits are just as shocking to men as they are to women. These are just some of the positive effects of Pilates.

Many men have been trying different types of exercises to get fit. Most of the time, they are not completely satisfied with the results.

There are also many young and old boys who suffer from back, knee, hip and other ailments. The good news is that there are many different ways that men can improve their exercise, which can help improve their bodies and reduce pain in the back and other areas. Pilates is a good way to start.

First, it can help provide a stronger core. With the help of proper training and good control of your small muscles in the abdominal region and lower back, you can improve the stability of your core. Pilates can help you better control your spinal joints in these areas during movement of the spine, pelvis, and hip regions.

Second, Pilates can also help improve relaxation of the body. By slowing down body movement, it can help improve core stability and can also provide a more relaxed state for the body. Since the class is not large enough or is often made up of 5 to 6 people, it is done at a slow pace and provides a more relaxed atmosphere.

That slower pace also forces controlled movement. This causes the muscles to work in a state of resistance. This helps build stronger muscles without exerting a great deal of stress and pressure on the muscles and joints.

Third, Pilates is great for helping improve and develop good posture. After years of improper walking, sports, slouching, and other things, men's postures take a beating. This causes slouching over the shoulders, limping due to hip misalignment, backs leaning forward, and more. Pilates, for men, is a great way to get back to a taller height and relieve pain caused by poor posture. In fact, many experts suggest that men and women should undergo a Pilates lesson to improve their overall postures and reduce muscle imbalance.

Fourth, it can significantly improve a man's athletic performance. Pilates exercise helps strengthen core muscles, improve flexibility, work on muscle stability, and shape. In addition, along with the major muscle groups, the smaller, less familiar muscles are worked on, helping to improve balance and coordination.

Many professional athletes are making use of these exercises to help them and their performance.

Pilates also helps increase flexibility to help prevent injury. But it is also a valuable tool for physical therapists, as it is frequently used in the rehabilitation process. Pilates exercises help speed up the recovery of the body in case you find any injury.

Fifth, Pilates can help provide better alignment. Men who have recently undergone spinal surgery are usually referred to the Pilates class to help with rehabilitation. It is not yet known if Pilates can really help prevent any type of spinal injury due to spinal alignment. However, it is recommended that you try at least one short-term Pilates exercise program so that you can have better control over your spinal musculature and help develop better alignment in your spine. People with uneven shoulders and legs are generally told to try Pilates because it can help them in this type of situation.

Sixth, it can improve your concentration. Since the pace of the exercise is slow and steady, you can have very precise and controlled movements that allow you to fully focus on what you are doing during the sessions. If you regularly do Pilates, you can easily adapt it to your daily activities. You can improve your concentration during work hours or even when doing other activities.

Author's Bio: 

Aero Pilates is basically an extension of the original teachings of Joseph Pilates.