It has helped maintain and increase strength and flexibly. Unexpectedly, it has highlighted areas of tightness that I would have never found unless doing specific Pilates movements. My physical therapist loves that he now has new areas to focus on.
Doing Pilates on a regular basis has helped me stay flexible, strong and energized. The irksome aches and pains of getting older have been minimized, I sleep better and can easily walk 2 to 3 miles or more each morning with my dog. I am also more aware of my body alignment, balance and posture throughout the day; I pay better attention to how I sit, stand, walk, etc.
1)What results have you seen from Pilates? (Expected and unexpected) Since starting Pilates at REV, I feel stronger with much better muscle tone and overall flexibility. I think my posture has improved greatly. I’m much more aware of and engage my abs and my core to protect my back from injury. Prior to starting Pilates at REV, I learned at an annual checkup …
1. What results have you seen from Pilates? (Expected and unexpected) I joined REV when my daughter was an infant and my twin boys were 4. I had recently moved from California, so between having three young children and settling into a new home, my workouts had fallen by the wayside. I had absolutely no core or upper body strength …
1)What results have you seen from Pilates? (Expected and unexpected) Pilates has increased my mental and physical strength more than I could have imagined. After reading about Pilates, I had expected certain physical changes in my body such as more toned muscles, a stronger core, and increased flexibility. However, I had not anticipated the impact Pilates would have on me …
The impact of Pilates has shown up in a lot of my everyday activities. For example, I used to grab everything I could possibly need from my bedroom before heading downstairs, because I was not going to make it back up for a while. But now, I can not only climb the stairs with ease, I can run up and down, too!
It’s still true. Money can’t buy happiness. “Having it All” doesn’t mean yachts and loads of money. It’s about having an optimal foundation so that life is what you make of it.
I’m stronger, more flexible and my posture has improved (the reminder to “put your shoulders in your back pockets” stays with me all day! ) Friends and family have commented on the changes they’ve noticed – I’m more fit and my clothes fit better.
Sometimes I feel like the endocrinologist and surgeon saved my life. But in other ways, I feel like REV saved my life by giving me the opportunity to take care of my body and my mind in so many ways.
Lauren details her results after practicing Pilates for two years – flexibility, strength, posture and more!