“Lesson two - it is 7.15pm Tuesday evening lesson at 7.45pm. Euphoria from lesson one stayed with me until about twenty minutes ago - tired and drained after a very busy day at work. 90 minutes later I am ready to take on the world. I feel strong for the first time in a very long time. Steff was full of fun and encouragement and asking what I did between lessons. Answer - massively more aware of my posture, sitting more comfortably, shoulders down, tummy tighter - beginning to feel like I could be a ballet dancer. Come on Saturday - next lesson awaits...”
Firstly, this week, news that England football captain Harry Kane does Pilates, and then more news that Suzanne Scott (of Scott Studio in my home town of Castle Cary, Somerset) is currently with the squad as they prepare for the semi final of the World Cup.
Pilates can help to find better balance within the body, no matter what activities you enjoy. It can also help with injury prevention: I often have clients come in thinking they are fine, and very quickly they discover that they are not alright at all... a little niggle here, a bit of tightness there... generally nothing major, but giving the client the right exercise can usually sort things out before it causes problems.
Pilates really is for everyone!