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5 Reasons Why You Have to Man Up for Pilates

posted by:Guest writer; Mehret Hope, Pilates Instructor, Director and Founder of hopepilates.com

Pilates, developed by a man, Joseph Hubertus Pilates in the early 1900s, is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body. Generally, it improves balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and posture. Up until today, it is generally regarded as female-oriented. After reading this article, you will be surprised on the great benefits it can give men.

Tags:Pilates, Pilates for Men, Reformer Pilates

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Choosing the right Pilates mat

posted by:MAD-HQ

If you haven’t heard already, Pilates is fantastic for your overall health and well being as well as helping to look after your spine! Pilates requires little equipment so if perfect at home, but one of the key pieces of equipment is the Pilates mat!

Tags:pilates mat, pilates mats, Pilates

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Road to Feet-ness! 3 Factors causing Foot Injury

posted by:Guest writer; Mehret Hope, Pilates Instructor, Director and Founder of hopepilates.com

Everyone is raving about the World Cup, and cheering on England into the quarterfinals, FINALLY! Surely, we all admire how the legs and feet of the players are able to endure such intensity not to mention mental preparation, endurance, and strength to fight off aggression from the opposition. With a sport as energetic as football, players are prone to injuries especially foot injuries. However, foot injuries do not happen only to football players or other athletes; it can also happen to you simply because of a freak accident or due to an imbalance in your foot muscles.

Tags:Pilates, Foot Health, Fitness, Football

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