Male athletes get no pain, big gains from Pilates
By Jill Lieber, USA TODAY Celebrities Madonna, Julia Roberts and Sharon Stone have done it. So have golfer Tiger Woods, basketball star Jason Kidd, pitcher Curt Schilling and offensive lineman Ruben Brown. What they all have in common is Pilates, one of the fastest growing fitness activities in America, according to SGMA International, the trade association for sports equipment manufacturers. Designed to increase flexibility and improve posture, balance and coordination, Pilates focuses on strengthening the body's core or midsection.
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