As this crazy year winds to end, it is time to take stock of how we’ve risen to the countless challenges thrown at us due to the pandemic.
It is also the time to think about what we want 2021 to look like for ourselves. It’s time to re-energize our minds and our bodies to move forward with determination and appreciation for the gift of life we’ve all been given. The question is, “How do I do that?” This blog is for you.
Let’s face it. 2020 has been an incredibly hard year. We have faced all sorts of challenges: job change/loss, isolation, anxiety, fear, schooling changes, financial worries, not to mention the hardest of all, the loss of loved ones – the list seems endless. All of these circumstances have caused unusually high levels of stress to our bodies. Learn why movement is fundamental to helping you cope with stress.
Meet our client Isa Smashey. Isa has been practicing Pilates regularly at Vero Pilates since 2013 and has no intentions of stopping any time soon! Read about how Pilates has helped Isa successfully rehab from several surgeries as well as cope with ongoing arthritis. Isa’s story will inspire you!
Let’s be real. 2020 has kicked our butts. Trying to juggle all the responsibilities while still maintaining some sense of normalcy has been near impossible at times. There’s no way around it. Schedules are going to look extremely different from one household to another. However, one important routine that we cannot afford to let slip is our movement routine. As a Pilates instructor who personally discovered the method while dealing with another crazy time in my life, I have come to experience the sheer power of sticking to a regular Pilates routine.
Schedules are jam packed from morning to evening it seems with checklists and to-dos and responsibilities. We all have to deal with reality. We have to make a living, pay bills, look after our homes, look after our families, pets, and so much more, but how come some people, despite all their responsibilities and busy schedules manage to exercise regularly each week?
“I strongly feel that Pilates has immediate effects of decreasing stress while increasing strength, balance, and awareness of proper posture and alignment. I honestly believe that regularly practicing Pilates not only helps me now, but is an investment in my future health. A few months ago I encouraged my mom to try the community class. Now she regularly takes it along with two other classes each week- she says she feels stronger already!”
Today I want to share some personal thoughts on the value of perseverance and persistence in overcoming our challenges. From personal experience I know the incredible VALUE of taking care of my health physically, mentally, and emotionally. Don’t let COVID or any other challenges get in the way of your wellness routine. Your health matters.
Most people have a favorite coffee shop, nail salon, hair salon, and mechanic. What are the factors that makes us pick one place for a certain service and declare from then on that it’s ‘our favorite’? And how do those same factors play in to our choice of a Pilates studio for our personal practice? The first thing we all want to feel when we call to book an appointment, or walk into a space to make a purchase is that we are being treated respectfully and professionally.
Mother of two active boys ages 2 and 4, our client Ashley Mullen has had to find innovative ways to keep up her self-care routine. Ashley shares the benefits she has experienced through her regular practice of Pilates both in the studio and more recently virtually via our live Zoom platform. If you think you’re too busy and don’t have the time to prioritize your health, find out why you should make the time for it!