We all have our routines in life. That’s especially true in terms of our exercise. We like to work with certain trainers, attend certain classes and stay in our comfort zone. But here’s what happens when you stay in a routine with your fitness... Your body stops reacting and stops changing. You know the word…plateau.
That’s why I began trying out different exercises years ago. I found that barre gave me incredibly fast results, while Pilates stretched out my muscles and allowed them to recover. I fell in love with barre within my first class but quickly learned it’s only something the body should be doing a couple times a week. I then began throwing in Piloxing for other non-impact cardio. The routine I follow has saved my back, knees and hips and has also helped me to keep my metabolism up. My body never knows what it’s going to get. So when I stay on top of things, I achieve max results. Staying on top of things is the tricky part! Even for those of us in the health and fitness business!
The same thing happens with trainers. We can get into routines as well. That’s why it’s great for those that are willing to change up their instructors, to do it. I highly suggest everyone uses a different trainer every few sessions. I use different ones all the time. I love all of my instructors but there is a drastic difference from one workout to the next. And I always feel every area of my body the next day. I am a chatter as well. I know it’s super hard to believe for those that know me! For me it’s very important to have someone that gets me back on track.
We have a dynamic group of teachers all with different skills and all with different training. We offer both Classical and Contemporary styles. What’s the difference you may ask? Great question!
Joseph Pilates created very specific exercises in a very specific order. Classically trained teachers follow Pilates original exercises in the exact order in which he intended. Teachers may vary up some exercises to prepare students for harder exercises but in general the flow is kept to origins. The exercises are also to be kept to his original ones as well.
Contemporary Pilates follows the same flow but teachers tend to create new exercises based on modernizing the exercises by researching current bio-mechanics of the body. Many more versions of exercises are added into the routine which allows for more creativity from the instructor. It’s basically Pilates for those of us with ADHD!
Both styles work wonders for the body. Especially when they are combined. There is no right or wrong way and by combining many different methods, you will find that you actually begin to get to know your body much better. You begin to really understand why certain movements affect you the way they do, and learn how you can be proactive in preventing future injuries.
But the best way for you to really understand what it is that I’m talking about is to try it for yourself! If your taking from one instructor only, take a chance on another. If you’ve only been doing Classical Pilates, why not try Contemporary? We have it all! Come on in and see just what we can do for you! Let us help you reach your best in mind, body and Spirit!