Name Your Own Pilates Exercise

If you’ve ever taken a pilates class you know there are some odd names to the exercises—the elephant, the boomerang, the seal, the Captain Morgan. The seal I can understand, but I’ve never thought the elephant looks like an elephant. So now it’s your turn to name an exercise. Come up with a fun, or creative, or interesting sounding name that you think could make a good pilates exercise. Post your new pilates exercise name on Facebook.

We’ll pick our favorite new name, design a new exercise (using the pilates basic principles, of course) that fits the name, and do it in all our classes. You don’t have to take one of our classes to submit a name. Anyone can play. You can submit multiple names if you want. Just have fun—like the kind of fun you have when you get to do the seal.

Just coming off a trip to the Grand Canyon some names that come to mind to me are “The Landslide” or “Scorpion Tail,” but I’m pretty sure you can top that!

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Quoting Pilates

“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body.” ~Joseph Pilates

Portrait of a young woman standing on a weighing scale

When we hear or see this quote by Joseph Pilates it’s easy to let our mind imagine great possibilities. I do believe that training in Pilates provides the body wonderful possibilities in strength, awareness and balance, but we have to understand the intention.

Pilates said this assuming people would take classes at least three times a week. It also doesn’t mean that if I take 30-Pilates classes I am suddenly going to look like Jennifer Aniston (substitute anyone’s body you admire). It means that in 30 days my body (emphasis on the MY) is going to be new. I’ll have a different understanding of my body. I’ll have reshaped my own body. We all have the bodies we were given. No matter how much we do Pilates, I’ll never be six feet tall.

If I’m committed to Pilates, I’ll get a whole new body, but it will still be mine.

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