Give me a break I say! A break from eating and drinking that is. With the Sydney Autumn Carnival and Inglis Easter Sales over I am really looking forward to some down time. The eating and drinking over the last few weeks has really crept up on not only my hips but in all the unwanted places. It’s time to kick off the heels and put on a pair of good running shoes and hit the pavement!! Oh actually I just remembered I can’t hit the pavement (yes there’s always an excuse) I have a bad back. Well this week it’s a bad back and next week it’ll be a sore shoulder? Who am I kidding? If I want to fit into my Spring Carnival Outfits I really need to think of a good regimen.
I bet a lot of you reading this post will agree winter is usually about building extra layers to keep us warm. Unfortunately at my age I have to think ahead, yes I’m thinking of Spring already. I know Nancy Ganz are a great aid but there’s only so much they will and can suck in. The rest I’m off to burn at Pilates! What I love about Reformer Pilates the most is that it’s all about quality and not quantity. I can’t force 20 push ups on myself or I’d be glued to the floor for the remainder of the day.
In Pilates, your muscles are never worked to exhaustion, so there is no sweating or straining, just intense concentration. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion. It improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. It uses the body’s own weight and resistance to work the specific muscles. Toning the muscles in areas such as hips and abdomen gives you the flat tummy effect and also takes inches of the hips and waist. They also appear firmer!!
So if you’re injury inclined like me I highly recommend you get to a Pilates studio and jump on a reformer bed, you won’t regret it!
This is my go to studio in River Street, South Yarra. Contemporary design by the renowned architect Robert Mills, it truly is an urban oasis.
PHOTO CREDIT ONE HOT PILATES