Michelle, who is fitter now at 47 than ever before says “It was all about Pilates”.
“The President and I work out every day,” Obama says in the Sept. 2010 issue of Ladies Home Journal.
Early morning routines for these two lovebirds include PILATES, CARDIO & WEIGHTS.
The 6’1″ Michelle adds: “I think the President serves as a good role model because as busy as he is, he exercises every day (like other statesmen). It’s a part of what keeps him going. You do get to a point where exercise becomes something that you need, like water, and we encourage all of our staff to make time to exercise.
The connection between mind-body exercise (Pilates) and world class performance has made headlines worldwide for years….But this is a first.
Pilates entrepreneur and amateur golfer has made history at The Doral Resort Championship Red Course. Lindsay G. Merrithew, Co-founder of STOTT PILATES®, recorded two holes-in-one in the first 9 holes. He struck his six iron with a little draw from 173 yds on the 2nd hole and from 177 yds on the 8th hole and knocked in two aces. To have two aces in 9 holes is just incredible! PR Newswire
According to a 2000 Golf Digest article, the odds of one player making two holes-in-one during the same round are 67,000,000 million to 1.
“It was pretty exhilarating when the first one went in, but when the second one
” I’ve been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won’t be bulky.”
Tennis phenomenon Serena Williams has taken up Pilates, the fastest growing activity in the country (Up 450% with over 8.5 million participants in the US) …to get stronger? No to lean out her body so its not so bulky.
The super star explains that her new hybrid Pilates workout includes Pilates two to three times a week…. just like Joseph Pilates suggested in his book “Return to Life Through Contrology.’ Published 65 years ago.
“In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference. In 20, you will see the difference. And in 30, you’ll be on your way to having a whole new body.”
Is it working? Williams said that she has Pilates to thank for her new slim line look… “She claims Pilates gave her results within a week” , she dropped from a size 12 to a size 10, and her famous rear end is now a great deal smaller.
Gisele Bundchen Brady has been keeping a pretty low profile since giving birth. Now she is back in shape and men around the world, including her husband NFL QB Tom Brady are amazed at the results.
Gisele, known for her toned physique and luscious looks, told Vogue magazine that muscle memory and Pilates are to thank for the svelte figure she displayed on stage at the Sao Paulo Brazil‘s Fashion show only six months after giving birth…… Continue reading »
The Cowboys 27 year old Outside Linebacker De Marcus Ware, the best pass-rusher in the NFL loves his little girl, used Pilates to developed a strong core and has the attention of every NFL Quarterback
The Cowboys 27 year old Outside Linebacker DeMarcus Ware has added martial arts and Pilates to his training mix. This new Mind Body Core Exercises regime adds rack and pinion steering to the most dynamic defender in the NFL. Now he can bring his strength out of the gym, onto the field and deliver it.
“It’s not about how strong you can get when you’re already strong,” he says. It’s Continue reading »
Gary Brackett, left, Dwight Freeny, right, engage their core as they crush
Joe Flacco and the Ravens.
Gary Brackett took time away from his off-season training to talk to reporters about his $33 million contract and $12 million dollar signing bomous that he signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
“I actually left my Pilates class a little early to get here and be in front of you all,” Brackett said at a Friday afternoon news conference. “Pilates, hot yoga, gets a little flexibility in these bones.” Continue reading »
It’s been a long journey, coming off a back injury for 2006 USA Giant Slalom Gold Medal defender Julia Mancuso. To prepare Julia to win at the 2010 Winter Olympics she and her coaches developed a unique hybrid cross training program that included Plyometrics, Proprioceptive and Pilates core exercise. Before the race she said “Everything has been working really well.” “I believed I can ski fast…..it’s all or nothing.”
Her dedication and unique training paid off. Julia Mancuso flashed to the front of the pack in the Women’s GS posting the fastest time of the day. On top of the course, standing in the gate was her teammate, the favorite and long time rival Lindsey Vonn, preparing for her run at the gold. Continue reading »
Drew Brees : New Orleans Saints quarterback and Super Bowl XLIV MVP is no stranger to the Pilates Method. Together he and his wife Brittany travel the world incorporating Pilates and the principles it was founded on into hybrid Pilates weight bearing workout routines including .. Continue reading »