What makes Pilates so unique is that it challenges you exactly where you are right now while also empowering you. I can give the same class to someone brand new to Pilates and someone who has been doing Pilates for years, and they will both get an excellent workout that is appropriate for their unique circumstances. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned pro, brand new, or somewhere in between; you will receive a workout that will challenge you while also giving you the satisfaction of success.
This also means you don’t have to change to do Pilates; instead, Pilates changes you. It kills me when I hear someone say, I want to do Pilates, but I need to (get in shape, get more flexible, get stronger, etc.). It’s the opposite; Pilates will get you in shape and help you become stronger and more flexible.
Pilates is incredibly adaptable. The slightest adjustment, variation, or modification can completely change how an exercise feels in your body, meaning there are very few movements that can’t be accomplished in some way, shape, or form.
Individual exercises and the method grow with you as you progress in your practice. It also means that if you have a specific injury or pain point, you can still get a great workout because we can adapt the work to meet your needs (i.e., Pilates meets you where you are).
Pilates is an intelligent movement system. Each exercise has a specific purpose, not only for your body but for the method itself. Even though I have been doing Pilates for over a decade, the work still challenges (and humbles) me every time I step on my mat.
Remember, the goal of Pilates is not to do Pilates better, to hit that perfect teaser, or finally master your roll-up. Those are fantastic milestones; however, the goal of Pilates is to do LIFE better! Less pain, more energy, greater strength, better sleep, improved mood, and decreased stress.
So have just started your Pilates practice or are ready to embark on one, you are in good hands with this method. If not, what are you waiting for?