What prompted you to begin Pilates?
A spinning instructor I enjoyed suggested it would be a great complement to the aerobic exercise I was doing.
How many years have you been practicing Pilates?
At least 10 years
What are some of the most influential or important reasons you continue with your Pilates practice?
To balance my aerobic exercise activity with much needed strength and flexibility work.
How has Pilates effected your life?
It's an enjoyable break and stress reducer in my day that allows me to change focus from a mental intensity to a physical one.
What is your favorite Pilates exercise? and why?
Pikes on the chair. I could never do a handstand as a kid and these feel like I sort of can. They are challenging and involve upper body strength, core strength and balance.