As a typical guy, I had been weightlifting and hitting the gym since high school. I would go through phases where I would lift hard and get big, only to be followed by the inevitable lag. I guess I never thought about my workout regimen, I just did it that way because I'd been doing it for so long. I went to Pilates by the Park about six years ago and it changed my entire body (life)! At first I thought it would be more of a spa or yoga-type experience but Laura quickly showed me that Pilates is actually a GREAT workout that is so much better for my body than just weight lifting. I feel flexible, strong and so balanced. I still lift weights once a week, which is a perfect complement to doing Pilates twice a week. I boxed for awhile and Pilates gave me the balance that kept me on my feet longer. I'm better at pick up football and soccer games because I can actually control my body in motion so much better. Pilates is a great addition to any guy's workout and the added flexibility and abdominal strength has been a tremendous benefit. If you want to be toned, lithe, limber and STRONG, then Pilates is king. Pilates by the Park is perfect for men and women and all the teachers there really know what their doing. Laura listens to me and tailors my workouts to get me where I wanna go.
Pros: Flexible scheduling, one on one attention, tailored workout for the individual
Cons: Not free