I overheard a conversation the other day in the coffee shop where a couple of people were talking about how they needed to start to exercise. One of the women said something like, “every Pilates picture I’ve seen makes it look really hard.” Her friend responded that she thought Pilates was too hard for her too!.
If you’ve done Pilates, you know that there is not necessarily anything easy about Pilates. Pilates requires you to be completely present in the moment, focusing on your breath, your movements, your alignment, your core engagement and I personally feel like it is never “easy”.
As much as I love to move and exercise my body I kind of think it’s always “hard” to regularly exercise.
I guess it seems logical that when anybody is contemplating doing something new, that we might use the excuse “it’s going to be hard” as a way to justify not doing it. I kind of see it as our mind’s way of tricking us into not being vulnerable enough to try something new…even though that something new might have immense benefits in our life!
If you are one of those people who is not trying Pilates because you think it’s too hard, maybe it’s time to change the story you are telling yourself. Try telling yourself that learning a new movement practice is a challenge for everyone, but the challenge is what in the long run is going to help you get results in your body. Starting a new movement practice is never easy which is why we always do our best to create an environment that you can succeed in and actually enjoy.
Here’s just a few of the things we do that make us different from other studios:
Ready to try out a new movement practice like Pilates? We would love to get to know you and introduce you to a mindful movement practice!!