RE: “Piloxing punches up Pilates with boxing”, Datebook, May 16, 2011
To the editor:
Joseph Pilates wouldn’t be surprised to see his method combined with martial arts moves. At one time, he made his living as a professional boxer. But neither would he be astonished to learn equestrians use Pilates to help them ride better, golfers use it to improve their game, and basketball players train on Pilates equipment so they can jump higher. The Pilates method taps into the power of the core. It can be employed to improve everything from ordinary activities of daily living to peak athletic performance. Piloxing may be the latest craze, but Pilates will be with us for the long haul.