Robin’s 1:1 Pilates Experience
Here Robin shares his experience of waking up on Christmas day to find out his wife had bought him a package of 1:1 Pilates lessons!
“To be fair opening a present that you weren’t expecting and didn’t think you wanted takes some acting skill. To say I was underwhelmed was probably an understatement .
All my fears about looking ridiculous in Lycra and being the only man doing Pilates came flooding in. Importantly I worried it would not take into account my previous medical history.
However I knew that the gift came from a good place. I’d had spinal surgery and my back was prone to protesting when I exerted myself. It also promised an opportunity for us to have a shared interest
I assumed that I would be wholly unsuited to the lessons. Visions of self consciously “downward dogging“ plagued me. I couldn’t see how we could fill an hour. I was also worried that it might worsen my back and ankle pain.
How wrong was I? The hours flew by and at the end of each lesson I felt like I’d really exercised. My early inhibitions had gone by week two and Kaye gently pushed me into harder routines. Begrudgingly I had to go home admitting that I was enjoying Pilates and would even like to join a class when the opportunity arose. The physical benefits are clear. I am much more supple now and my core is approaching the way it should be!
My next step is to keep up the momentum. The videos of my early classes spur me on at home and I’m optimistic that I’ll join a beginners class before I regress.”
If you’d like to experience Pilates practice on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis with Kaye then call the practice now on 01663 764864