Pilates Exercises for Better Sex
Body Toning Pilates Moves
Exercises that Sizzle
If the promise of a long, lean, dancer-like physique hasn't made you a Pilates devotee already, this just might: Pilates can rev your sex life. Many of the practice's poses target the muscles women rely on between the sheets—hip flexors, glutes, inner and outer thighs, and core. Pilates strengthens these key spots, enhancing your endurance, stability, and flexibility, all of which help to control your body so you can find and maintain the positions that feel best, says Marie Monahan, creator of the DVD Beyond Kegels and founder of The Pilates Studio in Ventnor City, New Jersey. (Search: How to perform kegel exercises)
Like Kegels, these moves engage and strengthen your pelvic floor, which can improve the frequency and intensity of your big finale as well as your partner's satisfaction. Perform this workout, created by Monahan, up to three times a week: Do 10 reps of each move, going from one exercise to the next without resting. Work up to repeating the routine three times.