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How does Pilates fit into your lifestyle and personal development?

When we think of fitness, we tend to envision workouts and diets, and forget about the direct correlation between our bodies and our minds. Having a healthy relationship with our thoughts and patterns is a fundamental step towards cultivating a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. 

 
Like many people, I believed the only way to achieve "real results" was through an unbalanced dose of high-intensity cardio. I would work out for hours at a time, yet feel fatigued, unrestored, and unsupported. I was having aches and pains after such high cardiovascular output, which didn't make any sense. I began to realize that my unstructured workouts were leaving me feeling depleted and exhausted. I wasn't intuitively tuning in to my body, and it remained stressed + inflamed.
 
I tried my first Pilates class as an attempt to diversify my physical training. I was quickly hooked, and my aches and pains disappeared after the first few classes. After that moment, I knew Pilates would remain a devout discipline in my life. But I knew I needed to work on my mindset around fitness and exercise.
 
Did I want to work out to feel toned, healthy and lean? YES! Absolutely. However, my workout time was limited, and I desired maximum effectiveness from minimum input. I was looking for toning, strength, alignment, mobility, core strength, flexibility, a lean body, and mental de-stress... and PILATES delivered. 
 
Pilates became my regular fitness routine on a weekly, sometimes daily basis. I was blown away at the transformation that my tired body was undergoing. I strengthened and toned my body without overtraining at the gym, and the mental side effects were even more restorative. After classes, I was rejuvenated, felt more focused, and I had a greater sense of body awareness and confidence.
 
Pilates is a method, not just a random assortment of exercises to make you work. Many people don't know that there are 10 principles that every good Pilates workout should include:
 
The ten principles:
Awareness
Breath
Balance
Control
Concentration
Center
Efficiency
Flow
Harmony
Precision
 
Remember to take care of yourself!
 
xo
 

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