I may be alone here, but after pregnancy, it took (and is still taking!) much effort to see (or feel) my waist again. Crunches. Planks. Diets. The latest, greatest workout class. If you are a mom who has wanted to see her abs again, likely you can put a check mark next to each item I just listed.
I have tried many methods to regain my pre-baby body, however, I honestly never even considered Pilates. I would frequently watch Pilates classes at my old gym through the window, and it just didn’t look like it was an intense workout. How could holding several moves on a mat really get my body back? I just didn’t see it. Until last week. I experienced my first Pilates class at Whole Living Pilates, a new boutique Pilates studio in Colorado Springs.
I’m certain every muscle in my body was tired after I finished my private session with the owner Nicole. It was not high intensity, but I was sweating (how is that possible?). My legs were shaking, my arms felt like noodles, and my abs were fatigued. I did not do a single crunch and my core felt exhausted. Huh. There might be something to this Pilates method. In fact, I think there is a lot of merit to Pilates.
Three reasons to try Whole Living Pilates
Whole body. It sounds good, right? Most people in my circle of influence are health conscious enough to want to take care of and improve their body. The benefits of Pilates are numerous, and they far outweigh the benefit of re-shaping your mom bod:
- Improved core strength
- Better posture, balance, and flexibility
- Increased back strength
- Improved balanced musculature for efficient movement
- More energy and endurance for day-to-day life
Follow this link to access their online schedule and book your class!