Pilates is just for girls. Oh, sure, because it’s only females that need to focus on their core muscles and build balance through their bodies to support their spine and joints. Hello boys, you need that too. Controlology (the original name for Pilates) was developed by Joseph Pilates back in the day as a grunt-free training program for rehabilitating WW1 service men. In the 1920s, his studio was near the New York City Ballet and his method adopted popularity with dancers for rehab and injury prevention. Today, Pilates is the not-so-secret weapon of some of the most high-profile athletes and sports teams who use it to maintain core strength, add balance to their training and bring them back from injury. Put simply, if you want to enhance your form, flexibility, function and athletic performance, then Pilates is for you. Even if you’re not a girl.