NFL Tight End Uses Pilates to Stay Fit, Healthy, and Sexy

Pilates initially was recommended to [Eric] Ebron [Tight End for the Detroit Lyons] by his girlfriend. He started doing it, became hooked and now has made it part of his offseason training after a season in which he dealt with ankle and knee injuries for the majority of the year.

“I do Pilates now,” Ebron said. “Don’t tell anybody. But yeah, I just do a lot of things that can help my body, my core, my muscles and everything just stay strong and as flexible as I can be for this rough and long season.”

“Ebron knows a healthier body could lead to fewer injuries; the tight end has yet to play 16 games in a season. He knows, too, that this is a big proving ground year for him since the Lions chose to pick up his fifth-year option and have had some preliminary discussions about a contract extension.

“He started doing “everything” with it, including the Cadillac machine, which looks somewhat like an indoor jungle gym.

“He wouldn’t say how much is body has changed, saying only “yeah, I keep it sexy,” but he looked trimmer than usual when he met with the Detroit media Tuesday.”

Pilates for athletes at Maiden Lane Studios