What in the World is Pilates?

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Pilates? What is Pilates I asked about a year ago, as my mom roped me into going to my first class! Muscles that were toned and defined had me hooked about a month into this new found love! Plus, relieving stress in my back and shoulders was an added bonus I didn’t even realize I needed! I am so grateful to Greg Monk, the certified Peak Pilates trainer who has shared his passion with so many on their journey to health. Greg is the owner of Pilates of the Woodlands near Houston, Texas and he will be explaining the benefits Pilates can have for you too in the video below, and stay tuned next week as we learn which body areas the Pilates machines work!

Laundry Mom~Melanie ♥

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3 comments on “What in the World is Pilates?

  1. Karen says:

    Here’s how I started doing Pilates: One night, about 7 years ago, when I was in my early forties, I woke with an excruciating headache. I was doubled over in pain until it made me vomit. I thought “If this is a migraine, I now have deep sympathy for my friends who have them chronically!” While less intense in the days that followed, it settled for a month like a vise, as I went from doctor to doctor seeking help. An MRI revealed no tumor–thankfully–but also degenerative disk disorder (I had a couple deflated disks in my neck). But a physical therapist determined that I had a pinched occipital nerve, a nerve that travels from the base of the neck up through the eye–where the pain was shooting out. Then I recalled all I had been doing before the onset of the pain: painting door frames, carrying my 3 year old on my shoulders, and writing home school reports. Mommy-neglect was at fault.

    Physical therapy also revealed just how inflexible I had become and how terrible my posture was. After the pain healed, I resolved to do Pilates to strengthen my core and improve my posture and flexibility. I have been exercising and doing Pilates once or twice a week since then. Never an athlete, I feel as I close in on 50 like I am in better shape than I was in my twenties and thirties. I was always doing for others, but this is something I have to do for me in order to keep serving those I love.

    Sorry for the long post, but I hope it encourages someone out there to start working out–while there’s nothing I can do about damage I’ve already done, I can do something about my future! Thanks for the post

    • Karen says:

      Oops–just re-read that: I do Pilates once or twice a week, alternating with aerobics or other exercise on the other 3 days.

  2. laundrymoms says:

    Wow Karen…That’s awesome…I truly believe in taking care of ourselves as mothers and wife’s….it not only helps us to be more productive but also helps in our daily task! Love that you are doing Pilate’s…i amazed at what its done of me and my mom…our bodies have change for the better.

    Thank you for the comment and encouragement!

    Blessings <3 ~LM Melanie

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