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Swimmer Sarah Sjöström Trains Pilates for the Win

With the rise of back injuries around the world Pilates have found it way back to the athlete’s agenda. We have seen super models working on their longer leaner muscles with Pilates. But did you also know it’s a secret among the athletes?

WORKOUT LIKE A SUPERSTAR 

We have spotted the football player Ronaldo, baseball pro Jake Arrieta, tennis player Venus Williams, beach volleyball player Kerry Walsh-Jennings, swimmer Dana Vollmer, swimmer Missy Franklin and now also the Swedish superstar Sarah Sjöström, just to mention a few who have discovered Pilates as one of their secret weapons.
If you don’t follow Sarah Sjöström on Instagram you are missing out. We envy her drive, her smile and her cool attitude. And did we mention, SHE rocks her Pilates. But most of all we envy the fact that Pilates has her back!

WHY DOES THE WORLD’S BEST SWIMMER LIKE PILATES? 

Pilates is working on your core and activate the deeper abdominal muscles, your balance and is great for your back, overall posture and body control. Imagine you learn your body from within to better build on the outside.
In a recent article published by the Swedish Television, SVT, Sarah Sjöström claims that Pilates helps keep her back well and has increased her body control, balance and stability. She also mentions that it helps enhance the technical details in her swimming.

TRAIN PILATES ONLINE OR AT A PILATES STUDIO? 

Pilates may look easy but requires much body control and attention. Also, the exercices have many modifications so when you think you got it, there is always one even more advanced. Pilates requires your full focus. Hence, always start with an educated instructor and then you can elaborate on both training online and at a studio.
PEBBLES have our favorite spots around the globe. As we are hung up on Stockholm and London right now, we will gather a list for you. Sarah Sjöström as seen in the video is training at Stockholm Pilates Center in Stockholm with one of the premier instructors, Carita Lesche.

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