Men's Pilates Classes Clearwater FL

Local resource for men's Pilates classes in Clearwater. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to Pilates training tips for men, like choosing Pilates instructor, Pilates class preparation, Pilates equipment, Pilates accessories as well as advice and content on functional fitness and healthy movement principles.

Clearwater Bally Total Fitness
13455 US 19 North
Clearwater, FL
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Seminole Snap Fitness
(727) 474-3801
9360 Oakhurst Road
Seminole, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Tampa-Westchase Snap Fitness
(813) 322-3122
10613 Sheldon Rd.
Tampa, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Tarpon Springs Snap Fitness
(727) 937-4999
852 E. Tarpon Ave.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Tampa Snap Fitness
Estrella St. and South Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Palm Harbor West Snap Fitness
(727) 330-7570
1370 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Tampa Snap Fitness
(813) 814-1984
12611 Race Track Rd
Tampa, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Palm Harbor Snap Fitness
(727) 489-7500
2661 East Lake Rd
Palm Harbor, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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St. Petersburg Snap Fitness
(727) 289-7277
3125 4TH St. N
St. Petersburg, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Hillsborough Bally Total Fitness
4340 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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5 Ways to Hook Men on Pilates

Pilates for Men
By Julian Littleford

 

During my Pilates career of 33 years I have seen a significant increase in the amount of men practicing Pilates. At my Pilates studio, there is a 65/35 ratio of women to men. That’s pretty good, I feel, considering the majority of my male Pilates clients are not dancers. Movement-based exercise programs such as this can sometimes seem to be too challenging and somewhat overwhelming, but my male Pilates clients include a wide spectrum of performers, professional athletes, weekend warriors, coach potatoes, husbands, doctors, senior citizens and pre- and post-surgery patients. They come for a variety of reasons. Sometimes their wives send them, others are fed up with the gym approach, some come as personal referrals from clients, doctors and physical therapists. It doesn’t matter how they come, they come!

Once a man walks into your Pilates studio, the hard work and your very best intuitive work begin, because you have to “hook” him on Pilates. You have to open his eyes to the depth and importance of the work and allow him to experience everything it can do. AND you have to allow him to experience it with ego intact, to turn the skepticism to advocacy and to help him feel new physical sensations and feel like he got a great workout.

Depending on their physical needs, I tend to work men fairly hard, always making corrections where needed but acknowledging good work throughout the session. Here are some more of my tips for hooking men on Pilates:

1. Schedule men with other men.
Men usually have a very cautious and curious response when seeing the equipment and exercises for the first time. With this in mind, I try to bring a new male client in when there is at least one other man in the studio going through a session. This really helps deter any resistance a man may be feeling towards the work. I find that most of my male clients come at specific times; before work, early afternoon and nights. The energy at those times in the studio is very different to when it is mostly women in the studio.

2. Let him do it his way, first.
Sometimes they want to use more resistance than usual (they want to feel like they are working harder); sometimes there is a bit of competition in the air. When these things arise I simply go with it and allow them to experience the work as they need. Normally at this point all correct form seems to exit the studio and the grunting starts, just like at the gym. When they have finished and look towards me for approval, I then ask them to try it this way (light resistance, correct form and attention to the breath). By this time in their practice of Pilates, I now have their attention and they are beginning to see how difficult this can be and how deeply it works. This is the way I sometimes work when trying to convince a male client who comes from the strict gym approach that there is another way of working and the results can be the same, but without t...

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