Inspiration of the Month
When did you start Pilates and what inspired you to start?
I was looking for a way to increase my strength so that I could continue practicing and teaching yoga. I was struggling with some of the more challenging yoga poses I had been able to do when I was younger but as I got closer to 60 I just didn’t have the strength.
How often do you practice Pilates and what type of sessions or classes have you been doing?
I try to take as many classes as I can. Sometimes that’s four times a week and sometimes it’s only two. Four times is always my goal because I feel the most benefit for me personally. I definitely feel as though I’m building at four and maintaining at two. I always book the reformer classes.
What benefits or improvements have you noticed in your body and life from doing Pilates?
Do you have a favorite exercise or piece of equipment (or both)?
I love the reformer! Maybe it’s because I spend a lot of time on a mat in yoga but it is the class I always want to take. I also love working with props. I feel like it really teaches you a lot and helps you identify your weak spots.