Pilates is for EVERYONE and should not be pigeonholed into something that is specific to only one group of people. In fact, one of my favorite things is working with exceptionally strong men or women who have never done Pilates. In very few movements I am able to give them a very intense workout. This is because the Pilates method works ALL of the muscles. ALL of them! I’m not joking. Traditional methods of fitness put a lot of focus on a few muscle groups. We all know about our traps and lats and pecs, but Pilates also uses your small supportive muscles as well (hello anterior and posterior serratus, transversus abdominis and what’s up quadratus lumborum). This is why it is so easy to make traditionally fit people work so hard – I make them use muscles that are neglected. I also make them stretch which is something that traditionally fit people (and MOST people) do very little of. The combination of strengthening and stretching the muscles in the body within the body’s natural range of motion is what leads to a balanced all over physical fitness. I could go on about Pilates forever and I have EVERY intention to.