Had a Jerry Maguire Moment! Couldn’t sleep and then I started writing this “mission statement.” READ IT BELOW.... I’ve been physically active my whole life. Never a gym rat or a fitness junky- I just didn’t feel balanced in my life if I didn’t move my body around. I’ve been a runner, a swimmer, a basketball player, and if you give me a good song and a broomstick, well that’s when things really get pumping. But even with all of that balance and general healthy living, I NEVER focused on my core muscles. NEVER. Sit ups were the worst- as were any other abdominal exercise that I tried. I hated the feeling. There was no joy there, it just felt like torture and it wasn’t worth my time.
But then I had four babies. And everything in my body shifted. My scoliosis became more pronounced, my hips misaligned, my pelvic floor shot, my superficial abdominal muscles literally split wide open and wouldn’t close back in.
I tried to run again or even walk but my body felt like a creaky old house. Nothing felt right. All of a sudden I was weak and fragile. My back would go out at the slightest misstep.
To this day I can’t remember exactly what led me to Pilates. I think it was a doctor. Or an acupuncturist? A friend? It’s all a blur. But I’ve been practicing consistently for more than 9 years now. Pilates has mended me. Yes, I still have scoliosis but Pilates has wrapped my asymmetrical frame with strong and supportive muscles. The Pilates exercises target my core BIG TIME, yet somehow it always feels delicious on my body. The stretch, the flow, the breathing- these elements distract me from all of the hard work I’m doing. Or maybe they do the opposite and allow me to focus. Either way, there is joy! There is strength. There is beautiful movement that makes me feel free. Free from pain. Free to move anyway I want to.
My goal is to share this freedom with as many people as I can. My website and free Pilates videos are in the works! I can’t wait to share it all with you!
Are you a Pilates fan? What brought you to Pilates?
Are you clueless about Pilates and interested in learning more? Ask me something in the comments! 💜
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