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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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    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...
    3235 days ago
    That sounds AWESOME!!!!!! :D Congrats!
    3237 days ago
    Sounds like fun. Way to go!
    3239 days ago
    sounds great! i'm glad you found something else interesting to try. the punch card thing is a great idea.
    3239 days ago
  • LADYDI2049
    Very coo Mary. Glad you enjoyed the class. I guess I'm really out of it, what's a reformer???

    3239 days ago
    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!
    3240 days ago
    Sounds awesome! I will be interested to hear more about how it works for you.
    3240 days ago
    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.
    3240 days ago
    (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.)
    3240 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/7/2009 2:05:59 PM
    Wow, sounds really neat! You'll have to give us the verdict on how well it helps with those tight muscles!

    3240 days ago
    (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.)
    3240 days ago
    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,
    3240 days ago
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