The most successful player in British history, Ryan Giggs, credits the extension of his career to Pilates. He claimes Pilates is the reason he’s still playing at 38 and “I’m enjoying life working for Sportsmail and Sky”Manchester United’s amazing winger is the most successful player in British history and is estimated to be worth £24 million. Yet despite his nearly twenty years in the football limelight we barely know anything about Ryan Giggs the man. One thig we do know he loves Pilates.
There was a time when the ‘magic sponge’ man splashed cold water on your face, regardless of the injury you had. Now football has highly-trained and very skilled medical and technical teams responsible for a multi- million-pound industry.
Manchester City have recently taken Tottenham’s head of fitness, Sam Erith. It used to be about poaching a rival centre forward, now it’s the technical staff. Everyone is looking to gain an advantage; the fine details learned practicing Pilates difference and gives him the edge he needs.
Despite all his accolades and silverware, Giggs’ greatest achievement has been his ability to cope with the distractions and temptations available to the modern day footballer. He has refrained from a life of excess, he conducts himself impeccably at all times and his hunger for the game has not been filled by the money he has acquired along the way.
He plays football solely for a love of the game and a desire to succeed fo nearly 20 years. Pilates has helped him extend his carrier, stay injury free, and play long and strong.
Why do the rich and famous choose Pilates? It works!