Hey there peeps!
What do you all think of pilates?
Like on the reformer? I took this "peak into pilates" class today at the gym. It was about 1/2 private lesson/peak into pilates (hence the name). I liked it cause a) I got a whole body workout; b) I stretched!; c) it was free.
Now my mom always said that pilates was good for you and if I found a class I should take it. And I was thinking, if I signed up now and did 2-3 classes (1hr each)/week, maybe I'd be all toned and buff like the gal in the picture above for the trip?
It's extra money, cause it's a reformer class. That's kinda my dilemma. Cause, if I really really like it, will I want to shell out that kinda mula to keep going? Will I lose all the tone and fitness I gain from pilates once I'm done with my 8 or 12 week class, if I never go back?
Before the class I tried to get in a run. But I ran into another dilemma. I wanted to run but I didn't want to be that icky girl who shows up to this pilates class all sweaty and gross. So I tried hills for about 45 seconds at 6.0 incline at about 5.5 to 5.0 pace. Yeah, it's a good thing they didn't have to scrape me up off the floor. That was tough. I walked/ran/talked with Tiffany. Did the last 5minutes at a 9:40 pace which is fast for me. No laughing. But I did about 1.5 miles total in the 20minutes before the class.
So far it's been a great birthday. Off to quilt/contemplate the benefits of crunching in pilates before the trip.
ps - the recipe to the brownies in my last post