Love to Move: Pilates Teaser

Love to Move: Pilates Teaser

  1. You’ve got your belly button pulled to your spine. And if you didn’t when you first read this you do now.
  2. You know your butt is part of your core because you never get through a workout without feeling it.
  3. When you hear someone say “100” even if it’s not pertaining to Pilates you want to run and hide. Since there is no escaping, you just pray your instructor counts fast.
  4. Relax your shoulders…nuff said. You know you could do this more all the time.
  5. That occasional foot cramp that comes out of nowhere. Ouch!
Getting Longer!

Getting Longer!

  • You could always be reaching something longer.
  • The Full Roll Up is the bane of your existence.
  • You know how hard it is to breathe and move at the same time. In fact, you’re holding your breath right now.
  • Neutral vs Imprint. You know the difference, but at first you weren’t sure and just knew it had something to do with a teacup balancing on your pelvis. Why a teacup?
  • You’ve come to terms with the fact that none of the names for exercises make any sense. The elephant doesn’t look like the elephant. The tree doesn’t look like a tree.
  • The Elephant: Pilates Style

    The Elephant: Pilates Style

  • You’ve taken to renaming exercises so they actually mean something: the butt blaster, the John Travolta, etc.
  • You think about how you move all the time, even when you’re out of class. Pilates has changed the way you think about moving, standing, sitting.
  • If you run into someone who hasn’t taken Pilates they don’t know what you do in class or even how to say Pilates. They think maybe you’re doing some kind of yoga.
  • You get to exercise lying down (most of the time).
  • You know it helps reduce your low back pain. Thanks, Joe!
  • You’ve become a super multitasker. You can breathe, engage your abs, relax your shoulders lift your chin and coordinate your arms and legs doing different motions all at the same time.
  • At your first class there was so much to think about, you thought you’d never be able to do it right, but now you see and feel progress. It just feels good in your body.
  • Most importantly, you know it’s all worth it because after every class you feel taller, better and like your body is where it is supposed to be.