Today, I had my first Pilates private lesson. It was awesome! A truly transforming experience. I got to see and feel my body react to the different exercises and it was quite a eye opener. I was stronger on some exercises than I was on others. My legs are the strongest followed by my arms. Sadly, my core muscles were much weaker than I thought. It was also very different using the various Pilates apparatus to help me with each exercise. Other than a few small props, yoga is done without any assistance. I’m very familiar with yoga and love its practice. However, Pilates uses each apparatus for a number of different exercises that allow your body to work in ways that it couldn’t on its own.
I will be taking more private Pilates sessions in the future and I’m sure I’ll blog more about my experiences in the coming months.