One of the best decisions I made last year was to get a membership to a yoga studio.
I figured I needed to make better (read: healthier) life choices and that I enjoyed yoga in college, so why not start again? Little did I know, I chose a studio with two fantastic Pilates instructors!
So one Friday, I decided to see what Pilates was all about…all I knew was that it was a core workout and that skinny women seemed to love it. I walked out of the studio sweaty, cursing my instructor for her endless desire for “just 10 more!”…and knew I wanted to get back to that class as soon as possible.
I practice at least once a week, preferably twice a week
I feel like I’m going to throw up at least once during class
I can feel my core getting stronger
I can feel my endurance improving
I can feel my posture improving
I’m tempted to go to a dedicated Pilates studio to experience more of what Pilates has to offer
Interested in starting Pilates or Yoga? I recommended this yoga starter kit to Megan of The Nerd Nest and she is getting some great use out of it. You get a yoga mat, block, strap, and DVD to get you started. If you’re looking for a mat with a bit more oompf to it, I currently own a Manduka eKo in Sage…but looking at the options, I wouldn’t mind an acai-colored one!
You can read more of my posts about Pilates and Yoga, if you’re interested.