In recent years, Pilates has become a popular exercise program, especially among women. Many books on the subject show lithe female bodies stretched across their covers. Top Pilates instructor Daniel Lyon Jr. aims to break the preconception that Pilates only benefits and appeals to women. Lyon designed this book specifically with men in mind, as the number of male Pilates practitioners - among them professional athletes, actors, businessmen, and other high-profile personalities - has rocketed to about three million and continues to grow. For athletes, working stiffs, and men recovering from injuries, Lyon offers the first comprehensive exercise program of its kind.