When did you start Pilates and what inspired you?
I began with an introductory course by Carey in January, almost a year ago. I am normally active, but I slowly realized my core strength was beginning to diminish, so being pro-actively searched, and discovered a remedy with Pilates.
How often do you practice Pilates?
I normally attend class at least once or twice a week, but prefer to participate twice a week to benefit as much as I can.
What benefits/improvements have you felt in your body and life?
I’m quite active outside in the yard, on the farm, and with gardening. Normally I suffer from lower back pains after a long day. Hey, bending over with a chain saw for 4-6 hours is a lot of work, esp. when you get older.My body isn’t in the condition it was 20 years ago. I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in core strength and toning of my arms and legs.
What is your favorite piece of Pilates equipment?
I really appreciate the thorough workout a person can achieve with a 50 minute session on the tower. The various motions that can be accomplished is amazing. One morning session can definitely change your frame of mind for the rest of the day! It’s a “high” that is very gratifying and healthy for your entire body.
What would you say to someone thinking about starting Pilates?
A person has to make just one simple move by opening up the door and scheduling a session. Once you’re in the door you’ll soon discover this is the place for you and you’ll have fun doing it. I’ve never participated in any formal exercise since college, so for me it was a big step. The satisfaction I’ve received and the many laughs have been priceless. The atmosphere at River City Pilates is most definitely a “Happy Place”.