By: Martellus Bennett
About five years ago, when I was playing for the Cowboys, I really wanted to find a new way to better my body, and to become more flexible. First I tried yoga, but I have ADD, so holding positions for a long time—and all that chanting—just wasn’t for me. One day, I noticed a Pilates studio—Cindy’s Pilates—next door to a boxing gym in Irving, TX, where I worked out with some other teammates. From watching some of the students do their routines, I knew right then that it was something that could help me. I signed up for a lesson that day! From the first time that I did it, it just made sense to me. At the time, my knee was bothering me, so Cindy gave me routines that catered to that. My hamstring also had a ‘glitch,’ so she helped me work that out. I really liked having a new routine each time that could be adjusted to my body’s needs, and Pilates became a regular part of my workout.