Calling all athletes in Aspen, Colorado! Prevent injuries, and muscle over use by spending time stretching after hitting the trails and slopes hard. ” Many of the outdoor sports we participate in here in Aspen shorten lower body muscles,” says studio owner and physical therapist Jen Metcalf. “Pilates is a great way to incorporate stretching to help prevent muscle imbalances, and maintain proper alignment during activities such as skiing, running, and hiking”. The Pilates Cadillac, and Reformer can be used to focus on stretching hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads in a supported environment, allowing you to get more from your workout, and restore after hitting it hard outside in the mountains.