85% of Americans have back-related problems. My initial experience with back problems was when I was demonstrating to my students a rowing technique. I tried to impress them by making the weights heavier than I should have. It was the same weight as my body weight, pulling it in a bent over position. I started feeling nauseous, and the room starting turning black.
My next experience was doing squats that were twice my body weight. Many years down the road I found out that my disc in my back slipped, causing pain while I was in certain positions. I was diagnosed to have Spondylolisthesis. I found Pilates as my exercise of choice for my back care. I’ve been a personal trainer for 22 yrs. Pilates is a whole new paradigm shift for me. I have now been practicing Pilates for 3 years and am a certified Stott Pilates Instructor. I want to share the benefits of Pilates, especially to men who would benefit the most from this type of training.