Mind, body, spirit, focus, concentration, diaphragmatic breathing, precision, and fluidity these are some of the terms commonly used in the martial arts. But did you know that these are a part of Pilate’s basics and its common terminology? Today when we think of Pilates we think of Daisy Fuentes, Hollywood stars and dancers. If you walk into most Pilates classes you’ll notice that they are predominately for women. But Joseph Pilates was known as a man’s man. He even lost an eye to a boxing injury. Pilates training is a functional workout great for athletes and martial artist.