When I was introduced to pilates and kickboxing exercises in the Spring into Shape Challenge, I was mortified. I had just started exercising and I had loads of doctors limitations. Guess what - I could and did, just followed modifications on the videos.
At the end of 28 days, I usually didn't need the modifications.
Now I make sure that I do the pilates abs and the kickboxing cardio at least once and more a week. The control is great.
Results - I am breathing deeper, much deeper, doc is impressed. Can actually turn around to see when I am backing up the car, no more twisting in the seat or avoiding reverse, down from size 18 to 14, Pain, especially back, is much less, more flexibility, stronger and I am now doing up to 2 hours of exercise a day because I love the way I feel. This is since April 25, and I am 65. Oh one other benefit, I haven't had to use my cane since May, because I am stronger and balance is back.
HOORAY for Pilates, you made a fan out of me.
- 7/11/2011 2:23:15 PM