Pilates for Athletes in San Francisco

Maiden Lane Studios understands the needs of athletes and how Pilates can help them repair, grow stronger, and create a more balanced body. Our instructors have been training athletes in Pilates for over 10 years.
We believe Pilates instruction should be intelligent, comprehensive, and effective. Each Pilates session at Maiden Lane Studios is engaging and results-driven. Our teaching method relies on modern scientific knowledge with regards to proper biomechanics, while maintaining the traditional standards of precision and attention to quality.
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Pilates & Athletes

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Pilates New Secret to Success of Red Sox Pitchers

“The Cubs’ Jake Arrieta was among the first vocal proponents in baseball of Pilates’ benefits. Now it seems to be seeping into more and more major league clubhouses.”

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Men do Pilates in San Francisco

Pilates First with Lebron

In addition to helping key athletes stay at the top of their games, most men choose Pilates to help increase flexibility, build core strength, live more consciously, and have better sex

Professional Soccer Players Practice Pilates

In addition to being a standalone form of exercise, Pilates exercises are designed to help correct muscular imbalances caused by the repetitive movements an athlete undertakes in pursuit of their sport. Thy help increase flexibility, agility and can help prevent injuries.

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[Excerpt from Balanced Body. Maiden Lane Studios uses Balanced Body Pilates equipment.

What professional dancers discovered years ago, the NFL, NBA, MLB and more are discovering now – that Pilates is one of the best forms of conditioning a top-tier athlete can participate in.

Pilates’ integration of the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle and emphasis on proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment and smooth flowing movement allow athletes to access each part of the body individually, and become familiar with the functional mechanics.

With Pilates training, athletes can hit the ball farther, run faster, jump higher – and they do it without pain or injury to themselves.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out these professional sports organizations. All of them use Balanced Body® equipment as a crucial adjunct to their strength and conditioning regimen:

Minnesota Timberwolves
New Jersey Nets
Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards

Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Milwaukee Brewers

See our Library for a list of in-depth Pilates articles for athletic training and conditioning, sports medicine, dance medicine, and rehabilitation. Some articles are available for full download.

“Pilates workouts using Balanced Body reformers are an excellent conditioning tool for the NBA. The strength, agility and performance of my players have increased and Pilates has become such an essential part of our workouts that we take a reformer to our away games. I even have a Studio Reformer® for my own home use.”
Lawrence Frank
NBA Coach

“Pilates has become a big part of my conditioning and the Allegro Stretch Reformer from Balanced Body is an incredible athletic training tool. It is able to fit taller and bigger body types like myself and is easy to adjust and use. I use it every day and it’s really changed the way I move.”
Brent Burns
Defenseman, San Jose Sharks

“Pilates on Balanced Body Reformers has greatly increased my core strength and my overall flexibility. I’m more agile than I was before and that’s a big deal in my line of work. It has definitely become a crucial part of my training program.”
Chris Simms
Former NFL Player, Assistant Coach, New England Patriots

“I look for ways to turn every ounce of potential into winning performance for my players. Pilates training with the Allegro® Reformer strengthens the core muscles, increases flexibility and helps my guys stay on the field – and off the injured list. The Allegro is the best equipment for the job. It’s well-built and can stand the pounding of day-to-day usage by the league’s biggest professional football players.”
Garrett Giemont
Conditioning Coordinator, Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, 2002
Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society

“As a professional baseball player I am constantly twisting and torquing my body. Pilates on the Balanced Body Allegro Reformer has been an excellent conditioning tool in this respect because it has greatly increased my agility and strength. It also allows me to work out small muscle groups that I normally don’t.”
Brady Clark
Former MLB Player

“Pilates on the Allegro Reformer has definitely lengthened my muscles and increased my agility. I can really feel it in the way I move.”
Josh Bidwell
Former NFL Player

“Thank you again for.providing the health care, sports and fitness community with such an excellent and versatile product [Studio Reformer].”
André Deloya MS, PT, CSCS
Director of Rehabilitation, Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx