I am enjoying a beautiful week in one of my happy places. This place holds 25 years of memories for my family and me. As I sit on the beach and watch the little ones play and build sand castles as well as cry and argue over buckets and shovels, I am reminded of my own little ones who are no longer little. Oh the castles that were built, the whiffle ball games played and the nooks and crannies of the shore explored. I love my week at GRB! But I miss my Pilates studio.
I have always used my week at GRB as a week to get back to the Pilates mat exclusively. It’s a great week to master again my Hundred, my Teaser and my Boomerang. However my body does miss the studio equipment. As much as the mat exercises are challenging and promote both strength and flexibility…nothing opens the body like the equipment. I did bring an Arc with me this year so I can roll my spine over it and work my core. I placed the Arc on an ottoman in the cottage and it can somewhat simulate the Ladder Barrel so at least I have something!
It reminds me of one of my first client’s, Ellen. After taking Pilates for almost a year (Ellen is a regular participant in the Pilates Tower class), she went on a two week vacation. When she got home she exclaimed to me “how did I even live in my body before Pilates?” She learned that there can be so much more ease and freedom in our bodies when we do Pilates. So much of that freedom and ease comes by utilizing time on the equipment.
The Pilates equipment is designed to:
- support you where you are weak
- to lengthen you where you are tight
- to keep you in proper alignment
- to help you perform the exercises properly
- the Pilates equipment can also challenge your abilities as you progress through the Pilates repertoire.
If you have never tried the Pilates equipment or you have just want to avail yourself further to the many wonderful benefits the equipment offers contact Marlborough Pilates today for details! Don’t waste another minute not living in a body that moves freely with ease and is strong and free from pain. Visit our online store to purchase a Pilates Equipment Package today. Purchase before July 4th and save: use code GRB25 in our online store.