What prompted you to begin Pilates?
My wife has been doing Pilates for about 15 years and after teasing her about it for most of our marriage, I tried it and figured out that the reformer is a pretty cool device that appealed to my mechanical nature. After a few sessions with Jean, I was hooked!
How many years have you been practicing Pilates?
I've only been doing Pilates for a few months, really; actually 9 months!
What are some of the most influential or important reasons you continue with your Pilates practice?
It's a great way to start my morning and it's nice to challenge myself with more difficult exercises and with a variety of instructors. Plus, it's fun to see Jean every Tuesday. She's cool.
How has Pilates effected your life?
It's given me something to look forward to a couple mornings during the week. I've got a bit of structure and something that I have to plan for.
What is your favorite Pilates exercise? and why?
I'm a big fan of the roll down. I love it because it's the start and the finish to the session; sort of a gauge of how I'm doing. I start out all stiff and miserable and when I'm done I feel the benefits of the past hour. There are days when I really wish I could have stayed in bed, but after that final roll down I can feel that I've accomplished something that a lot of people miss out on. I'm heading to work feeling relaxed while others are stiff and bitter.