Pilates – profiles of inspiration

As promised I am featuring my inspirational students for the next few blog posts. If you missed the last one, here it is.

Rick - from plank to balanced pull through

Rick – from plank to balanced pull through

Rick Hammond

Age: 65

Years doing Pilates: 3-4

Why did you start doing Pilates?

to strengthen my core and back muscles

How do you see it impacting your daily life?

it keeps me strong and flexible and allows me to be active and feel strong

What inspires you on the mat?

the fact that i know i am keeping myself fit and healthy to live the best life i can

What inspires you off the mat?

my family and the wonderful life i have been blessed with

3 words you live by:

peace, joy, and compassion

 

Gene -from plank to balanced reach back

Gene -from plank to balanced reach back

Gene Prospero

Age: 56

Years doing Pilates: 2

Why did you start doing Pilates?

i needed to be more active in a way that would aid my aging body

How do you see it impacting your daily life?

i have had physically demanding jobs most of my life. Pilates gives me the knowledge and ability to take on various activities without damaging my body. i wish i had this information 20 or 30 years ago!

What inspires you on the mat?

my instructor 😉 and knowing i will feel better after a class (even after a shitty day at work!).

What inspires you off the mat?

a sense of accomplishment, whether it be a task at work or finishing an exhausting Pilates class that makes your butt cheeks scream the next morning!

3 words you live by:

humor, honesty, humility

 

Pilates is a great exercise but more importantly it is principles and practices to use in your day to day living. It teaches you how to move more efficiently and effectively with less strain and stress on your body (and hopefully your mind as well). First class is always FREE. Come join us on Mondays at 5:30pm at our Main St. Stroudsburg location.

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