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Byline: Marge C. Enriquez, Contributor
AFTER A KNEE operation, triathlon coach Peter Gonzalez took up Stott Pilates, and got results. I got back my old form in a shorter time, he says.
Gonzalez explains that in a triathlon, the large muscle groups in the back, legs and buttocks get worked out, while the core (abdominals and lower back) tends to be neglected.
Through Stott Pilates, he realized that the core muscles hold up the body and protect it from weight-bearing stress. He could sustain his runs at a fast and even pace. In cycling, his lower back no longer hurts even if he takes four-hour rides.
Gonzalezs team, Bike Kings, is girding for the CamSur Ironman 70.3 in August. For cross-training, they do Stott Pilates at the new Options Studio, which specializes in movement-based …