Athletes using traditional athletic training methods will find they develop the muscles required in a specific sport, but often find the training does not address the stabilizing muscles around the joints or the torso. Often, one muscle is identified and exercises are designed to isolate that muscle, usually in a single plane of motion. However, Pilates exercises can be more complex than traditional moves and will therefore recruit a larger number of muscle groups or strengthen the same muscles from many angles and in a variety of different ranges of motion, ultimately benefiting the athlete on various physical and mental levels. Pilates helps athletes develop core strength, increase flexibility, assist in rehabilitation after injury and create muscular balance throughout the entire body. As a result, athletes can withstand rigorous training programs and ultimately improve their golf drive, split times, running speed or baseball pitch, prevent or recover from injury, and maintain an optimal fitness level for the activity of choice. At Pilates on the Beach we have instructors that specialize in training a wide variety of athletes, with personalizable programs for golf, football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, running, cycling, swimming and dancing. Call or email us today to find out how we can help you improve your athletic performance through private one on one training or a small group setting.