Pilates For Golf and Tennis

I am often asked why would a pilate's workout improve my golf or tennis game.  Vigorous strokes require strength, timing and balance which result from having a strong core with proper form.  A strong core holds the body upright, improves balance and allows a player to move responsive.  If the core muscles are weak or not use properly, the body works inefficiently. The muscular imbalances may lead to injuries of the back, shoulders, neck and elbows.

Tennis and golf players have muscular imbalances between their dominant and non-dominant sides. Pilates helps the player develop balanced muscles for better spinal rotation and alignment. Discover how to correctly engage your core/powerhouse and incorporate proper breathing techniques to generate balance strength.

At Flip Dog Pilates our workouts are tailored made for the beginner tennis/golf player or the more experience athlete.


Pilates : Strong enough for a Man, and not only for a Woman

A Pilates practice is a comprehensive head-to-toe workout, but it's often misidentified as women's exercise. Most Pilates classes have a greater percentage of female participates than male, but more male athletes use it today to cross train.

Pilates trains seven key physical performance factors including posture, balance, stability, flexibility, coordination, endurance and functional strength. Although strength training is crucial, stretching the muscles to build longer, more agile muscles is important as well-especially to functional daily activities.

Most men who exercise frequently are strong, but their muscles are incredibly tense. Fore this reason they likely have difficulty doing a stretch and reach test. This is because the male hamstrings tend to be very tight and inflexible. The answer is Pilates, which sculpts the body from the inside-making tight areas more agile.  Pilates improves and makes many functional activities easier on your muscles and joints.  


Pilates: Rehabilitate Orthopedic Injuries and Arthritis

Pilates has become one of the most popular forms of safe exercise. Today Pilate's rehabilitation is frequently practiced in physical therapists offices. Pilates was originally designed by Joseph  Pilates, who worked with rehabilitating patients suffering from diseases and injuries. A solid Pilate's routine is based on core strengthening, joint flexibility, muscles elongation, posture, and balance. These fundamentals are basic principals in joint rehabilitation from orthopedic injuries. At Flip Dog Pilates, we meet and train numerous clients who have rehab orthopedic problems. Replaced hips and knees are common at Flip Dog.

Clients who suffer from arthritis ad osteoporosis loose joint mobility and flexibility that may lead to weak muscles and low energy. A Pilates practice will help the increase the client's range of motion of the arthritic joint. The arthritic client suffers from chronic stiffness accompanied by pain. Pilates is low impact and slow moving, therefore less straining on joints and muscles. 

Daily exercise and a Pilates practice increases stamina and energy which may improve sleep patterns.