After a fairly stressful work week, it’s amazing what an hour of pilates can do for your mind, let alone for the body. Are we talking pure meditation here? Why no, but a combination of breathing, strength and athleticism wrapped up in one class. While I prefer the reformer versus mat version, both have incredible benefits.
As a very athletic teenager, I played all the traditional sports: swimming, track, basketball and yes, even softball. Being a total “jock” (yes, Cincinnistas can be jocks, just don’t look it:) I was un open to the idea of a “non-traditional” work-out. However, about a year and a half ago, I decided that the typical long elliptical workout accompanied by sit-ups and weights weren’t cutting it. The tone in my body and waist line were simply getting soft. Don’t get me wrong: I’m still 47 and no longer have my 26″ waist from my thirties, but baby if I can fight gravity I will!
Check out the 8 Reason Every Woman Should do Pilates from Fitness Magazine. Not to mention, the sex benefits??!! Anyone??http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/pilates/benefits-of-pilates/?page=4