Pilates kicked my ass :)

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    May 14, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    I had my ass kicked and handed to me after my first Pilates lesson. I'd been wanting to try Pilates for a long time and finally got around to it today. It was fantastic! Can't wait to do more already!
  • suedeheadscot

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    May 14, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    I did a core, flex and balance class last Friday for the first time, which features a mixture of yoga, tai chi and pilates. I've shyed away from things like this but decided to take it to see if it would ease my muscles a bit after running. God I felt like I'd been missing out - it was great!

    Glad you enjoyed your class, nico - I sort-of know what you're getting!
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    May 14, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Ever since I quit gymnastics about 5 years ago, it's taken me a long time to find activities I like to replace gymnastics. I think Pilates just might be what I want because I've been curious about it for a couple of years now.

    This was just beginner stuff and it was a hell of a workout!
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    May 15, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    I noticed that my mat pilates class incorporated yoga moves so try yoga too. It's as hard as you're willing to make it. I notice that most people in my gym classes don't push themselves. Maybe people try harder on their practice, assuming proper form in their poses, in dedicated yoga studios.
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    May 15, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidEver since I quit gymnastics about 5 years ago, it's taken me a long time to find activities I like to replace gymnastics. I think Pilates just might be what I want because I've been curious about it for a couple of years now.

    This was just beginner stuff and it was a hell of a workout!


    Wow.. What kind of stuff were you doing?

    I do a couple of Pilates classes and aside from some of the stretches that need loose hamstrings most stuff seems achievable.
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    May 15, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    i give pilates classes, and i just love to kiss some asses when they think that pilates is too easy... normally i say that i give hard pilates classes icon_evil.gif
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    May 15, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    zenbody saidi give pilates classes, and i just love to kiss some asses when they think that pilates is too easy... normally i say that i give hard pilates classes icon_evil.gif


    I'm sure most classes are able to test the abilities of the participants, I know my instructor keeps things mixed up to keep us guessing what will be next..

    Still with a group of varied ability, there's probably only so much challenge you can throw at beginners through to people who have been practicing for a while..

    People who haven't been to a class can find basic swan-dive or curving into a C challenging - let alone a 100 with leg extensions etc...

    I take two one hour classes a week, plus two 90 minute sessions of yoga, so I'm happy that my overall flexibility and strength is on the improve..

    I'd still love to know what type of activity was in the OP's first class though!
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    May 15, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    Well, Pilates is completely new to me, so of course it's going to be challenging. Even though I'm in decent shape now, I did exercises I had never really done before. Fortunately I've remained pretty flexible from my years in gymnastics which helped with some of the leg exercises, but arms - burn!
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    May 16, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    I would just like to say that I woke up horrendously sore this morning and have been sore ALL DAY LONG! Those leg circles really got my hips and ass because those are what ache the most.

    Ah!
  • TampaENFJ

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    Aug 02, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    It's as hard as you're willing to make it. With a skilled trainer/teacher, of course.