I’m at a sort of crossroads when it comes to my training routine.
For some 7-8 years I’ve been going to my local gym for pilates and occasional workout class but always pilates.
And it took me some time to achieve what I thought was a balance, I wasn’t as pilates-fit as our trainer but I felt good changes in my body and actually grew a whole centimeter. 🙂
But for years now, I feel like I’m only maintaining the level I achieved and I can’t seem to cross it. Then it dawned on me.
We are a large group there (at least 20, usually more) and our trainer only instructs us, she doesn’t go around improving our posture and setting us straight in positions we are supposed to achieve.
And I want to improve – I can feel my spine losing its mobility just for the 3 months I’ve been away from it.
So, I’ve decided since I love doing pilates, to go to a real pilates studio and exercise in a small group of 5 where the trainer is always there to make you do the exercise right (and basically torture you). 🙂
There were 2 studios that I decided to try and now I’m having a problem. I mean I decided to go to the second one, where they do straight Pilates pilates and not STOTT pilates which seemed interesting to me when I went for a class there.
One of the things I love about both pilates studios I’ve been to, is that the atmosphere is completely different than from the gym. They are more oriented to the individual and it feels more welcome and you feel like someone is actually paying attention to what you do.
Of course, this is going to cost me twice as much as my usual gym card did, but I’m willing to try and see if it works (and from the 2 classes I’ve been to, I can’t see how it won’t).
Hmmm, if you were wondering how did I get to explaining my pilates studio choices from pilates being the love of my life, well it’s easy.
I love it so much and I saw that what I did wasn’t getting me anywhere, so I decided to change my routine pattern that was a normal part of my life, and go for something new and more demanding.
I am ready to face my new pilates life. Beacuse I love it so much.
And I hope after a few months of training in a little group and learning better pilates postures, I will go for an instructor course.
Beacuse this love of my life brings more fullness to my life the more I invest myself in it. Isn’t that what true love is about?
Pic by: http://www.stottpilates.com/