I consider myself quite lucky to work in such a beautiful studio. After having many 9-5 jobs in offices I must say that coming to this studio every Monday is incredible and I feel very lucky! Our space is lovely, the students and teachers are amazing and I couldn’t be happier with the work I do. When I first started on my Pilates path I wasn’t sure I could be a teacher, could do all the exercises, could move like the teachers and students online or at workshops and in classes, but as I slowly and surely fell in love with Pilates, it became a part of me and my life and here I am!
Our community at Springwater has grown over the years and I feel fortunate to teach so many wonderful, interesting, strong, smart, funny, active, generous, and friendly people. Some students I have known for a long time and others I am just getting to know. It always amazes me how Pilates latches on to people and their commitment grows and grows, changing how they move and take on life.
A student, Karen Malody, who I have the pleasure teaching in mat classes and group reformer classes, has been coming to the studio religiously for a couple years now. She is a busy woman that runs her own business, always is out trying new restaurants and new activities, welcomes visitors and family and is always on the move. Often in class I will have students follow her breath, as she has never been shy with exploring the Pilates way of breathing and can lead rhythmically very well. When she is not in class, she is definitely missed.
Here is what Karen Malody has to say about Pilates:
Pilates has allowed me to retain and grow a sense of inner vigor due to building body strength, balance and flexibility. This contributes to a sense of vitality and spirit as I move through my proud 70’s. Pilates confirms that having a strong mind and body never has to end! And that feeling powerful is the best gift to offer oneself.
Cheers to Karen and all of the students at Springwater Pilates. You all make my job amazing!
Oh and one last thing…..I did get my 15 minutes of Pilates in today. I had a little time before my first client and about 10 minutes before my last clients. I did some work on the roller to keep opening my shoulders and worked my abdominals and balance a bit. I also did some footwork with an air disc under my pelvis to help my tight lower back and help my pelvic floor turn on! Cheers.
If you are still interested in joining my 15 minute a day challenge it isn’t too late. Please email me at email@example.com and I will send you a form to fill out at home. I would love it if you could add some comments to my blog or facebook page charting your reactions, feelings, struggles, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be adding some more ideas/exercises tomorrow.