Tag Archives: The Movement YXE

Training to Challenge Myself

Athletics were never my thing.

I was the kid who could not climb a tree or jump a fence. In swimming lessons, I thought treading water was code for trying not to drown. I did not like running because it hurt. I did not like climbing because it was hard. In gym class, my level of popularity prevented me from being picked last but I was always given the most forgiving positions such as defence or outfield.

As a child of the 80s, I played outside. I rode my bike and played kick the can. I spent endless hours at the lake or in the swimming pool. And though I was often out and about, I always played within my limits. I never competed with the other children and I especially never competed with myself. (more…)

The Advanced Beginner

Pilates Love

 

Last year, due to some chiropractic work I was having on my pelvis, it was suggested that I bounce back into Beginner Mat in order to rehabilitate.

If I am being totally honest, the suggestion felt like a regression of progress. By this time I was enjoying the challenging workout found in the Full Mat Repertoire. A debate between instructors followed and eventually, we came to the conclusion that I would go into intermediate and see how things went.

One of the interesting comments that surprised me during this time was how each and every instructor that I spoke to made the comment:

“There is a great work out to be had in Beginner.”

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