Nickie was not in a good place a few years back. I had a rough summer. My mother was very ill and it took a toll on me. I heard about Pilates. I spoke with my doctor and he suggested I try the class before he prescribes any kind of medication.
Pilates it was.
I found a class and signed up. I was hooked. The classes were small. There would be no more than six pupils per class. I had a weak back so this was exactly what I needed not to injure myself. The classes were one hour long and were in sessions of seven to eight weeks long.
I promised myself to commit to this class once a week. One class. Once a week. I kept this commitment by telling myself, ”Would I cancel if this was a business appointment, or doctor’s appointment or parent-teacher meeting?” Never. So I never skipped a class.
I find that Pilates is a body and mind experience. For one hour, I concentrate on myself; on every part of my body. The way each muscle relaxes and contracts. How every breath is calculated with every move. The feeling is fantastic. It’s not like taking a walk in the park. You have to work hard. You are going to sweat but you are going to feel ohh! So good!
With this in mind, I succeeded in taking Pilates classes to this day. I will never stop taking Pilates classes. (see: For Nicole – not published, yet)