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Inspiration of the Month
When did you start Pilates and what inspired you to start?
I started Pilates in June 2012 because I wanted to add a variety to my weekly workout regime. I know that it is very important to move your body in different ways as opposed to doing the same routine (i.e. running) all the time.
How often do you practice Pilates and what type of sessions or classes have you been doing?
I do one-on-one sessions with Carey. Sometimes twice a week.
What benefits or improvements have you noticed in your body and life from doing Pilates?
I always tell people Pilates is like my spinal adjustment. I always feel taller when I leave. I have noticed that my core is much stronger which makes doing other exercises and daily activities easier. Also, when I’ve had some physical limitations, (i.e. foot surgery, knee issues), Carey is able to adjust my session accordingly so I still get a good workout.
Do you have a favorite exercise or piece of equipment (or both)?
I enjoy all the equipment, however, the Cadillac is probably my favorite. This is another reason I love Pilates. Carey has me using the different equipment, as well as other tools, (i.e. foam rollers, balls, balance boards, etc.), which makes for a different workout every time I come in. I am never bored.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about doing Pilates?
I always tell people it is a great workout and can be done at any age, and any fitness level. I also tell them to do the first complimentary consultation so they get an idea about Pilates and perhaps diminish the mystery or fear of doing something different. Using the Nike slogan, “Just Do It” and you will get hooked:)