Chuck D Training With "Rap Pilates" Pioneer

Chuck D is focused on getting back in shape, to stay sharp on the road.

(AllHipHop News) Public Enemy star Chuck D has hooked up with the woman behind "Rap Pilates" to keep fit and stay limber.

The hardcore hip-hop icon might not be the first person you imagine stretching out in a Pilates studio, but the 57-year-old swears by his trainer's sessions, which are designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture.

"My trainer, Kathy Lopez, invented 'Rap Pilates,' which is kinda dope," he told Rolling Stone magazine. "Everything is about core strength, which I need to be able to do Public Enemy and do high-octane shows with Prophets of Rage.

"Your power comes from building your diaphragm, having your cardio balance and eating right. But your core is everything."