One of the most common questions I hear on a client’s second visit, goes something like this:
“I felt really great after our session. I felt taller and my posture was better. My ______________(fill in the blank with an achy body part like low back, shoulder, neck, foot, etc.) seems to be feeling better . . . could that really have been just from that one session?”
My simple answer: YES!
The exercises you did in your first session were taught in a way unique to your body. Your teacher took time to learn what was going on in your body at the beginning of your session by going through your health intake form and asking you questions about your movement time in your life. After learning about you, your teacher taught a session that was designed to help your body stretch the muscles that were tight and strengthen the muscles that were weak or underdeveloped. Doing these exercises tailored to your body resulted in your body practicing great alignment and had your body working in a really balanced way. When you do this…your body appreciates it and you’ll know it because you actually feel better…even after just one session!!
Wondering if that feeling better in your body after your first session will continue? It absolutely will! Every time you practice Pilates you will be repeating this process of strengthening your underdeveloped muscles, stretching your tight muscles and bring your body closer and closer to your ideal, balanced alignment and posture!
Like anything though…the more you practice Pilates the more you may take for granted how much it is helping you and not be so aware of it after each session. Many of our clients comment to us that they forget how much their Pilates practice helps them feel better in their body until something happens in their life that they end up taking a few weeks off. Clients comment that they can just feel a difference in their body, even after just a week or two. Luckily, as soon as they get back to their movement time the “feel better” results come right back!
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