For Erik Spoelstra, Pilates has been the answer to his back ailments and to the stress that comes from a tough day at the office, which happens to be the basketball court.
The Miami Heat head coach has done it all: running, biking, spinning, circuit training, CrossFit and yoga. A couple of years ago, however, he started reading about Pilates and hearing that more players were incorporating it into their workouts. Now, Pilates is a part of Spoelstra’s life.
“As I started getting older — with my workouts — I started developing some back issues,” said Spoelstra, 42. “I’ve done other things, but Pilates was the best thing to help relieve and strengthen my back. I’ve had incredible results from it.”