Here’s a bold statement: If everyone Post 50 and postpartum did Pilates, we’d all be stronger, leaner and more agile; breathe better; stand better; be more focused and — who knew? — have better sex. I stumbled on that last attribute in a piece called “Pilates’ Dirty Little Secret” written by “The Huffington Post” blogger and Pilates instructor Corrie McCrae. What’s the “dirty” secret? “Pilates makes sex better,” McCrae wrote, before elaborating on the unbearable lightness and orgasmic attributes of the pelvic floor exercises that are staples in Pilates. I hadn’t thought about that last detail until a friend and recent Pilates devotee enthused: “Pilates is the sex of exercise.” When I asked her to elaborate, she opined: “I would imagine that anyone performing spread-eagle poses and pelvic thrusts while laying down on a leather bench with stirrups in their feet, lifting rhythmically and concentrating on...

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