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(the green girl joined a pilates studio...)


Friday, August 07, 2009

(the green girl struggles a lot with tight muscles. i'm not flexible at all because my muscles are so tight. i do post-run yoga after my long runs on saturdays but i wanted to add something else to my routine so i'm not limited to kickboxing and running.

after researching my options and realizing i can't take advantage of any of my gym's group classes because they all conflict with my work schedule, i decided to join a local pilates studio, pilates joe. pilates joe was the most reasonably priced and i loved that they offer a 'punch card' option. you pay $150 for a punch card that is good for 10 sessions. this way i don't feel pressured to attend x number of classes like i do when i'm paying a monthly fee. this was really attractive to me because i already have my gym membership plus i pay $80 per month for the dojo.

i attended my first class this morning. this is probably the only class i'll ever be able to attend - fridays at 6 am.

they don't have reformers but they have a reformer-like set-up against the wall. i've never actually done pilates on a reformer before - only mat pilates - so this reformer-like set-up was new to me. we also used a weighted ball, a hoop with pads, and a resistance band.

i really enjoyed my first class and i'm hoping my work schedule will allow me to attend this early morning class on a regular basis. i work from home on fridays so it's convenient because usually i'm commuting to work at this time.

another thing i really liked was how clean everything was. at the end of our session, we got spray bottles with a cleaning solution. we all sprayed down our mats and then wiped them off.)
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FLYGAL5 8/12/2009 12:02PM

    I love the punch card, I wish more places did that. It shows a confidence that there service is valuable and you will come in...

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ZIRCADIA 8/10/2009 10:13AM

    That sounds AWESOME!!!!!! :D Congrats!

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ZORAHGAIL 8/8/2009 1:15PM

    Sounds like fun. Way to go!

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DRAGONFLY180 8/8/2009 9:00AM

    sounds great! i'm glad you found something else interesting to try. the punch card thing is a great idea.

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LADYDI2049 8/7/2009 11:20PM

    Very coo Mary. Glad you enjoyed the class. I guess I'm really out of it, what's a reformer???

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JANEYJAYE 8/7/2009 2:25PM

    Glad you signed up. Sounds like a great place! I bet you will get a lot out of it even just once a week. It's amazing how our bodies will respond to small changes in the routine. I'm green with envy that Pilates Joes isn't in Los Feliz. LOL!

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ANGIEEATSPEACE 8/7/2009 1:57PM

    Sounds awesome! I will be interested to hear more about how it works for you.

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CASSIOEPIA 8/7/2009 1:19PM

    That sounds awesome. I also have tight muscles, and can't relax to the floor in child's pose, so you aren't alone. But you do sound tighter than me, so this is a very good thing you are trying.

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LILHLFPINT 8/7/2009 12:20PM

    (i'll keep you all posted.

i'm so tight that i can't even pretend to fold forward for child's pose. like everyone else is lying on the mat and i'm sitting almost completely upright all awkwardly. i cannot lie down and put my legs straight up in the air. yeah, i'm tight.)

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WOLFKITTY 8/7/2009 12:16PM

    Wow, sounds really neat! You'll have to give us the verdict on how well it helps with those tight muscles!

Jocelyn

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LILHLFPINT 8/7/2009 12:06PM

    (yup, it's the one in the trader joe's back parking lot.

i hope this helps - i stretch and stretch and stretch but it doesn't seem to loosen up my tight muscles.)

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GEE-KNEE 8/7/2009 11:56AM

    I have never done pilates, but it sounds like fun. Is this the one by Traders Joes? I could see where something like this would be a nice compliment to all the running you do. Tight muscles don't feel so good. Good for you for trying new things.

Take care,
Jeannie

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