What prompted you to begin Pilates?
I was diagnosed borderline osteoporosis and I needed a new exercise routine to help strengthen my core and muscles which in turn would help my bones. I wanted something that was not too stressful on my body. I was recommended to try Pilates and I have loved it ever since! I am happy to say that I have reversed my bone loss.
How many years have you been practicing Pilates?
I have been doing Pilates for almost 3 1⁄2 years.
What are some of the most influential or important reasons you continue with your Pilates practice?
I have continued doing Pilates for the health benefits to my body and also my mind. If I have had a stressful day both physically and mentally, Pilates helps stretch out my body and relax my mind.
How has Pilates effected your life?
Pilates has helped to relax both my body and mind. Also, I am now able to do activities that were harder for me to three years ago. I can now do things that require strength which Pilates has given me.
What is your favorite Pilates exercise? and why?
My favorite Pilates exercise is the Short Spine Massage. It feels so good to stretch the muscles of my back. I feel that I stand taller and that my posture looks better. I also like the Full Pike on the wunda chair because I couldn’t do it at first, but now I feel that I have mastered it!