She Could Have Used Pilates

This weekend I was in Colorado Springs for my Grandfather’s WWII ship’s reunion. We visited the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. In the museum they had this skull and spine on display. You probably can’t read the labels, but they point out all the places in the spine where the approximately 25-year-old female had injuries. I couldn’t help but think it was too bad she didn’t have Pilates–she probably would have been much more comfortable.
I really meant it. That’s how much I believe in Pilates as an effective tool to health and wellness, and, depending on your injury and with a doctors advice, an exercise program that can put you in control of you body and help you heal. It’s so progressive I wish dead people could do it, although, admittedly, Pilates might not be that much help to a pile of bones. Now, those muscles that reside in the Body Exhibit–they might stand a shot.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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