Yes, this bearded, burly sports man does Pilates.
Pilates for the win! In a Sports Illustrated profile, Jake Arrieta, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, revealed that Pilates (!) is a big part of why he’s had such a great couple of seasons. (He struggled while a part of the Baltimore Orioles earlier in his career and actually contemplated quitting baseball altogether.)
Arrieta—who considers himself a workout junkie, always ready to try something new—discovered Pilates by chance when passing by a studio. One session in, he was convinced Pilates would be a game-changer for his physique and pitching style. Arrieta names improved body control, balance and physical and mental toughness as benefits of Pilates.
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