I’m no stranger to knee pain. It’s why I started Pilates. Knee pain is frustrating because you feel it often and want to find a way to fix it. If you’re a runner or walker you want to be able to keep moving and find joy in your movement. It’s still possible to do the activities you love without slowing down for a nagging pain.
When starting something new, especially exercise, there are a lot of questions at the forefront of your mind. No matter the question, it is not silly to ask! Questions help you learn and prepare. If you’ve never heard of Pilates there’s a lot to take in at first. Mat Pilates or Reformer Pilates? Online Pilates or in person? To put your mind at ease and answer some of your questions before taking your first session, read below to learn more about Pilates and to provide insight into your Pilates journey.
Have you ever had trouble getting through your own workout? What were you thinking? Did you focus on the workout itself or think of all the things you needed to do today? When focusing on Pilates in a private session and only it, you end up forgetting about the time. It’s no longer a question of ‘when will this workout end’ but ‘how did it go by so quickly?’ This feeling happens when you have a connection to your spirit.
Pilates for low back pain and neck pain. Improve your posture to relieve pain in common areas like shoulders, back, and neck. Online Pilates sessions will help strengthen the muscles for posture.
It’s time to do Pilates online! Now, more than ever, it’s easier to do Pilates in the comfort of your own home at your own time. There is more flexibility in your schedule for a Pilates session.
What goals do you have for Pilates? It’s something I ask in the beginning and it helps me guide your session. Maybe it’s to not feel pain or stiffness. Or cross training for a race (COVID excluded). How about playing with your kids? Getting down to the floor easily and back up? Walking for long periodsContinue reading “Setting Your Pilates Goals”
We’ve been staying home for awhile now. I’ve lost track since March. The weather is warming up, kids are out for school, but you’re still exercising. When exercising inside and at home, where is your workout space? It could be having your mat in the living room in front of the TV. Or in theContinue reading “Create a Home Pilates Space”
Pilates is great for everyone: young, old, pre surgery, post injury, healthy, active, etc. Everyone and anyone can do Pilates. The reason why it works for everyone is I can provide modifications and adjustments for your body and needs. If you’re young, Pilates will help build muscle to provide strength for sports. If you’re preparingContinue reading “Why is Pilates Right for You?”
Have you ever felt frustrated and didn’t know why? Did you feel the frustration in your body and just didn’t know how to get rid of it? Maybe the frustration was due to how your body felt, discomfort or injury with no available cause. I’ve woken up in the morning and felt discomfort with noContinue reading “Digging Deeper”
When I started Pilates I had no body awareness. Awareness can be hard to explain. You might be reading this and think I’m crazy, how can I not be aware of my body? Yes, I know how many toes I have, how tall I am, sometimes I check my weight, and I know what sizeContinue reading “Embody Self Awareness”