Rugby epitomizes masculinity – a full-contact sport which demands power, stamina and speed. The forces exerted on rugby players’ bodies during the game wreak havoc on joints and the spine. Strong stabilizing muscles and flexibility help prevent injuries and improve player performance.
The stabilizing core muscles support the skeleton as well as increasing the efficiency of the larger, hard-working muscles. Flexibility is equally important in preventing injury during tackles or quick break-aways when your body may be contorted or twisted beyond its normal range.
To ensure optimum results from a Pilates programme for rugby players or for other contact sports, explosive plyometric exercises which mimic movements required on the field are incorporated into your session. Each class or programme can be adapted to suit the specific physical needs of each player.