If you read my first “Client Spotlight” post about my student Marianne, you will know that she has been a student of mine for years. Marianne has a unique perspective on taking Yoga and Pilates classes since she has been doing so three times a week, every week, for years.
When I initially talk to people about Pilates there is usually two responses: 1. They have no clue as to what Pilates is or 2. They have some sort of an idea but are a little afraid to start. My recent post “What to Expect from Your First Pilates Class” was an attempt to hopefully prepare new students and squash any fears they may have about starting a Pilates practice.
So when a new student, Felicia, expressed interest in trying out Pilates, I thought it would be great to feature her in a “Client Spotlight” post to get her perspective on taking classes at the studio being a new student. So introducing Felicia…
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a local Realtor who strives for work-life-balance. I love my job and I also like knowing I am taking the right steps for a continued healthy life.
Why were you interested in trying Pilates?
I was interested in Pilates because I have heard it’s very different from Yoga. I had heard that there are Pilates people and there are Yoga people! Now, I can say that I am gladly a Pilates AND Yoga person. With Pilates I felt that each movement was safe and worked muscles in a different way than I was used to from my Yoga practice. I am looking forward to adding the benefits of Pilates to my weekly routine.
How would you describe Pilates to a friend or coworker who wasn’t familiar with it?
I have already started telling my friends that Pilates is an incredible, safe work out and the time flew by as I learned each new step and exercise.
How did your first session go? How did you feel after your first class?
My first lesson was great. Chris shared his knowledge of Pilates and the human anatomy throughout the session. Chis would make modifications to movements depending on what my body needed and this really helped me appreciate what Pilates had to offer.
What did you like most about your Pilates lesson?
My favorite part of the Pilates lesson was how Chris tailored the entire lesson to what I needed and how my body responded to each movement while keeping my work out on track.