Last night Dee and I went to Zumba and immediately afterwards we joined the Pilates class that was at 7 pm. I was a little nervous but ready to try something new:
What Is Pilates?
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's "core" or "powerhouse" (torso). People who do pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.
I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it and what I learned about myself in the process. It is a lot harder than people think - you really have to focus on your breathing and whatever part of the exercise you are doing at the time it is really a lot of concentrating and stretching which are two things I need to focus on. Since my ankle has been bothering me I thought this might be a good chance to stretch it out. And I have to say it really did make it feel a lot better. If you are looking for a class that will help you focus or just want to try something new I suggest you check it out for yourself.
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