Men's Pilates Classes Columbia MD

Local resource for men's Pilates classes in Columbia. 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.

Woodstock Snap Fitness
(410) 480-2882
10795 Birmingham Way
Woodstock, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Route 40 Bally Total Fitness
6516 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD
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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Millersville Snap Fitness
(410) 987-7777
672-C Old Mill Road
Millersville, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Rockville Bally Total Fitness
11820 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Pasadena Snap Fitness
(410) 255-9757
354 E. Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Linthicum Heights Snap Fitness
(410) 850-SNAP (7627)
529 S. Camp Meade Rd.
Linthicum Heights, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Greenbelt Bally Total Fitness
7415 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Wheaton II Bally Total Fitness
11010 Veirs Mill Rd
Silver Spring, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Belcrest Bally Total Fitness
2970 Belcrest Center Dr #202
Hyattsville, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Balance Pilates & Yoga Studio
(301) 231-7712
8411 Battery Ln
Bethesda, MD
 
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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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