Have you ever been just walking through your day as normal, to suddenly find yourself in what seems like a slow motion moment where your feet slide out from underneath of you and you find yourself strategizing in a split moment what might be the best way to fall?
This has happened to me and it just plain scared me! I landed with my heart racing, feeling a little like “what just happened?”, looking around to see if anyone saw me because I’m embarrassed and then I started checking myself to see what I hurt when I fell. Losing your balance is a pretty common thing and I think we can all relate to the unsettling feelings we have when it happens, not to mention the injuries we can get.
Many of my clients tell me one of the things they know they need to work on is balance. Many people (family, friends, & clients) have told me how much it just plain frustrates them that they can’t do what seems like a simple thing while holding their balance. You are not alone if you feel this way!
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that all the folks that tell me they need to work on balance are senior citizens. That’s just not true! In fact it is often my “younger ” clients who get the most frustrated, especially if they are practicing in a class with older participants who are clearly much better at balance than them! Most people believe that they should just be good at balance and they don’t realize balance is actually something you have to work on!
|Improving your balance IS NOT HARD, will not take hours of daily practice and no matter your age or where you are starting you can make improvement! But it does take consistent action and commitment to practicing the things that will improve your balance and your confidence.|
What are you doing to improve your balance? If you are like most people the answer is probably…nothing. That is exactly why I created two options for people trying to improve their balance. Both of these options are for anyone from 40-90+ trying to improve their balance. You do not need to have any Pilates experience before class!
Option 1 — Exercise for Better Balance. This is a 90 minute online workshop with a handout of exercises to practice to improve your balance. The entire workshop is done either sitting in a chair or standing beside the chair.
Click here for more information on this workshop.
Option 2 — We have a class on our schedule that meets once a week called “Better Balance”. In this 50 minute class Carey leads you in exercises designed to improve strength and balance. Half of the class is done seated, and half of the class is done standing beside the chair. If you’d like to try this class and see if it’s for you — send an email to Carey@RivercityPilates.com – and she’ll get you more information!