Five days into the 21 Day Challenge! I have scheduled workouts at Rivercity on Sundays, but have found it a bit of a challenge to get in a second class day with my schedule. No worries, I got in a 20 minute Pilates workout at home yesterday. I think this is a great addition to my cardio and strength training. I have to say my abs were a bit sore after Sunday's workout. I love it and I'm looking forward to class this Sunday!
When it comes to getting fit, an education in body awareness is the most important step in changing the way you look and feel. Take that first step with a Pilates and learn the true core principles of this amazing method of exercise. Use these core principles as your foundation for movement. Make Pilates part of your regular fitness routine.
Counting from the age of exercise Pilates is on the younger side. Pilates was first created by Josef Pilates in the early 90's. In the beginning he created Pilates to help strengthen those who were injured laying in hospital beds. From there dancers were the first to take to the routine and concept of Pilates. Today it seems that everyone has heard of it, tried it or is participating in Pilates.
Today life is crammed with demands on personal time, energy, and space. When you continuously care for others without taking care of yourself, you reach beyond your capacity to function. Like a hard drive with too much information, you essentially crash and burn due to these physical and mental imbalances. At a Pilates class it’s your time to recharge your batteries so you can rediscover your mind-body equilibrium. The Pilates breathing technique will help you to capitalize on your strengths without wearing yourself down.
I love teaching Pilates! And I love doing Pilates! It is one of my favorite forms of exercise, but I feel like many people just don't know what it is. I think the best way to discover Pilates is to work with an instructor and really feel what it does for your body. Since I can't get my hands on each and everyone of you, I thought I would write a blog about Pilates in hopes I would inspire a few more people to try it.