The creator of it was a man, NBA star Jason Kidd endorses it, and real men do it. You may be asking you self, well, what it is it? Its Pilates! Pilates is a unique workout that strengths your muscles and increases your flexibility. The benefits of Pilates are incredible:
•Helps develop optimal core control
•Improve athletic performance
•Engages all the muscles at the right time
•Increases muscle tone and endurance
•Improves lung capacity and oxygen to the blood
If you want optimal body conditioning then give Pilates a try! Contact Indianapolis Pilates by 15 to Fit today.
Tom Griswold, Co-host of the Bob and Tom Show "I was urged by my physical therapist to try Pilates to help me rehab my severely injured arm and shoulder.
I quickly learned that the word Pilates comes from the Latin, and means… "Patrea will kick your ass!"
I am not sure how my butt is doing, but my arm is doing great, thanks to Patrea's hard work.
Patrea's skills as an instructor are superb. She's a total pro, but she's also funny and nice… and funny and nice is good during a butt kicking session. If she were running for Congress I'd vote for her… Mostly because she'd be in Washington a lot and I'd get a break from all of my working out. Two sweaty thumbs up for 15 to Fit Pilates.
T. Ray Phillips A lot of people had wondered why a guy would want to do Pilates. Isn't it for women? Well, all I had ever heard was that it was a intense, core building, strength training program. I knew better than to think Pilates was only for women. I had grown very disappointed in my personal appearance (over 238 pounds, over 44 inch waist, High Body Fat content of 30%) as well as low endurance. I could tell I was not as strong as I used to be as I could barely water ski anymore without severe muscle pain for the next few days and that was only after skiing at the most for 5 minutes. I was only 39. Enough was enough.
I made Pilates a part of my disciplined exercise program to regain physical strength (and shape). What I've found out is that it takes a personal trainer to really push me to where I needed to go. My core strength, just 5 months into a regimen, is amazingly improved. I went skiing recently with Patrea and her husband Troy and I hadn't skied like that since I was 20 or younger. I also was NOT sore afterwards. My physical measurements are also something to note: 37 inch waist (lost 7 inches), 212 pounds (lost 26 lbs) and 23% body fat (down from 30%). Patrea was also helpful in helping me shape my eating habits to facilitate this result as well. I also sleep like a champ now and have more energy during the day.
Bottom line, make exercise a reward for yourself and find a trainer like Patrea. For me, it would have been too easy to quit on myself had I not had a trainer helping me stay accountable to my goals. Best of luck to you!
"I found myself tiring of the same old routines for exercise, stationary bikes, machines, jogging, swimming and feeling stiff and getting older. Trying to play tennis and golf regularly was still fun but I was finding myself stiff and much more sore than just a few years ago. Now four months later and doing Pilates twice a week has taken out the kinks. I feel younger and stronger and am certain that my core is in better shape. My back and legs feel in much better shape and the things I did that tired me before come much easier and with little effort. I still can't play the piano but Patrea said we could work on that next year."
Brian Carey "I have been attending 15toFit for over 6 months. During that time, Patrea and her staff have helped to focus on my lower and upper back issues as well as to my left shoulder. With this consideration, I have been able to strengthen and stretch not only those muscles but also to my core area. My chiropractor complemented in my last session how much stronger and flexible I was in my back. Being a Type 1 diabetic for over 40 years, Patrea's pilates class helps to get the exercise I need to continue to keep my blood sugars controlled. I highly recommend 15toFit to all men!"
Patrea is a personal Indianapolis Pilates instructor with a BS in Exercise Science and Fitness.
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a two-time Ms.
Fitness USA finalist, she lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband and two beautiful children.