What prompted you to begin Pilates?
I have arthritis and back problems. I knew that I needed to strengthen my core and just get more exercise overall, and I knew that something low impact would be best for me.
How many years have you been practicing Pilates?
I have been doing Pilates for 5 and a half years at this point.
What are some of the most influential or important reasons you continue with your Pilates practice?
I have seen an overall improvement in my physical condition and I do not want to go back to where I was before. I feel like Pilates is an activity that I can continue into my senior years. I love it so much I bought my own Reformer.
How has Pilates effected your life?
I used to throw my back out every couple of months and would spend time and money at the chiropractor trying to get the pain to stop to the point where I could just function properly. Now, I only do that every couple of years and my recovery is much faster.
What is your favorite Pilates exercise? and why?
I think I like footwork and hip work the most. My two weakest areas are my knees and hips/back, so these exercises give me the most benefit I think. Although from a visible result, arm work rules!