I tried my first class of pilates today and despite what it is starting to sound like I assure you that I am NOT a health freak. This has been the most exercise that I have done since high school (that’s if you don’t count the 5km JP Morgan charity run last year where I nearly died and had sore muscles for over 1 week!).
It’s an 8-week course and occurs every Monday during lunch, one of the ladies at work is trying to get certification to be a pilates instructor and needs to hold a series of classes before she’s recognised, so the good thing for me is that it’s all free.
So what did I think?
I’m not sure whether it’s because we were all beginners but I found the class to be very slow. There was many times where I found my mind wondering off to what I was having for lunch or if there were bugs in the carpet. Pilates seems to be made up of a lot of breathing, stretching and strengthening exercises and whilst it felt good it wasn’t particularly fun.
I think that in 1 hour I got a much better work out at pole dancing than pilates. I’m going to keep at it though; hopefully by the end of the classes you will see a much fitter, more energised and toned me!