ABOUT MEN DO PILATES

Anaya Grover is a certified Pilates instructor and the founder of Men Do Pilates. She fell in love with Pilates after picking up a sports injury 20 years ago and has been sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates ever since.

“Most men reach out to me for help after picking up injuries, just as I did 20 years ago. I want to change that and make Pilates a preventative measure that’s accessible to men of all abilities; I want to future-proof their bodies by training smartly to lessen injuries and pain”

Anaya - Pilates Instructor - Men Do Pilates

Anaya qualified as a Pilates Teacher with Body Control Pilates – Europe’s largest training organisation. Her own injury and passion for sport led her to teach Elite Athletes – she’s worked with the Sussex Men’s Cricket Team, professional sportsmen such as England Cricketers Jofra Archer, James Taylor, Luke Wright, Laurie Evans; ex professional footballer Glenn Murray; ex England 7’s Rugby Captain Ollie Phillips and elite runner Mark Innocenti.

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WHAT IS MEN DO PILATES?

MEN DO PILATES OFFERS SPORTS SPECIFIC ONLINE WORKOUTS FOR MEN

We offer a series of exercises designed for men that get straight to the point, targeting areas of your body where you struggle for mobility and strength.

Our workouts and programmes are aimed at:

  • Increasing flexibility and core strength
  • Reducing pain, stress and rehabilitating injuries
  • Boosting energy levels, immunity and resilience
  • Improving posture, mobility and balance
  • Improving cognitive functioning and motivation
  • Enhancing sporting activities through power, performance and
    recovery

If you want to be injured less and stress-free – do Pilates.

“In my role as Head of Medical Services I integrate Pilates as part of my athletes physical management plan. Pilates can benefit everyone and I would advocate this to all. Having observed Anaya delivering both individual and group Pilates Sessions, I can strongly recommend her services. Anaya has an easy coaching style, excellent anatomical knowledge and a track record for helping clients.”

Paul Khoury, Head of Medical Services Durham Cricket

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WHERE THIS ALL STARTED

Men are less preventatively driven than women and many wait to the point of injury and rehab to access something like Pilates. It’s something I am passionate about changing.

I played every sport I could but my main sport was cricket, playing for Sussex Women’s County Cricket Team and in the Junior England Squad. Unfortunately a serious back injury prevented me from continuing and I lost my confidence in participating in sports. By my late teens and early 20’s, my back became really painful again and I thought that a spinal fusion was my only option. Thankfully a back surgeon told me to try Pilates. I was in pain because I wasn’t moving to protect my back – the irony! I needed to strengthen and recondition my body – It needed an MOT!

My personal experience has driven my passion for learning, furthering my knowledge in biomechanics, rehab, injury prevention and even attending human dissections courses! I have worked closely with physios, enabling me to learn hands- on. I have a keen interest in the interconnectedness of the body and how tension in one part of your body can create pain in another area. In 2018 I specialised in a fascia focussed movement method called Slings with Art of Motion Academy (AOM). I am also proud to have been part of the Educator Trainee programme for AOM, passing extensive anatomy exams with Karin Gurtner, the founder of AOM, and world-renowned Osteopath Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains.