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Where are my fellow Pilates addicts??

lauragreenbaumlauragreenbaum Posts: 464Member Member Posts: 464Member Member
I did a search for Pilates and the most recent thread was from 2017, so starting a new one. I discovered Pilates in December and am addicted. I started going every day and some days two classes in a row. It's the only exercise I've ever tried that I love and know I can stick with the rest of my life (I'm 50-ish). In 7 months it has made such an improvement to the way my body looks, and to how I feel:

Better balance
More defined muscles
Fat disappearing (especially on upper arms! yay!)
More strength
More endurance
Better posture
Guess what- I actually have abs!
Overall confidence booster!!

I travel a lot for work, so I now research Pilates studios in the cities I visit so I can keep it up while on the road. If there are others who love this as much as I do, let me hear from you. What do you like/dislike, what changes has it made for you? I know I sound like I'm in a cult, but if you love Pilates, you get it. :-)

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  • dm01234_1dm01234_1 Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    In my 50's as well and I love Pilates (though I may not be an addict).

    My home setup includes a Allegro 2 Reformer and Tower in addition to a Spine Corrector.

    I initially began by taking private lessons for about 1 year with a certified Classical instructor who studied in NYC. Mat and apparatus. After a while, I began integrating other forms into my practice.
  • lauragreenbaumlauragreenbaum Posts: 464Member Member Posts: 464Member Member
    Good for you! I'm not sure I could do it on my own. For me, the class environment works. One of the things I love about Pilates is that pretty much anyone at any age or fitness level can get something out of it.
  • dm01234_1dm01234_1 Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    For sure it's a sustainable long-term practice that can be done way into the ages.
  • springlering62springlering62 Posts: 390Member Member Posts: 390Member Member
    I try to get in several mat classes a week. I started in December, too, and feel like it’s really helped with toning, strength, and particularly confidence.
  • vickilgreshikvickilgreshik Posts: 13Member, Premium Member Posts: 13Member, Premium Member
    I love Pilates as well. I did a group class for nearly 8 years until it was discontinued. Woe is me! Not a spec of back trouble the entire time. No more classes in my area and the core classes at the new gym seem to be for younger crowd. I’m 60. So after a 7-year hiatus I’m doing Pilates with a video at home but really miss the classes.
  • vonnie6593vonnie6593 Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    Love Pilates too. I am mostly a runner so I go to a mat class 2x week. Pilates has really helped me with my overall strength and flexibility ( which isn’t much lol). I try to get new people to go with me all the time because I think it is the best..
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