How much Pilates changed my life
Hi, I’m Lesley Logan and I want to tell you how much Pilates changed my life. It made me taller, and stronger, it improved my flexibility in ways that balanced my strength and made sure I had zero injuries as a runner. And at the end of this video, you might just thank me because Pilates could change your life too.
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Benefits that you can have when you start Pilates
Hey there, Lesley Logan, here, founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com™. And let me just tell you, I went to my first Pilates class back in 2005. And I thought no way is it what all the hype is about. Well, I was wrong. In fact, it was so much more than what the hype was about. And I left feeling taller and stronger after one class. But then after this many years of doing Pilates, what I’ve seen is incredible. It is backed by science. And I have seen it happen not just in my practice, but in all the people who’ve come through OnlinePilatesClasses.com™. And so I’m gonna go into all the benefits that you can have when you start Pilates.
So let’s talk about those physical benefits. First, cognitive function, that’s gonna be incredibly awesome for you. Then, we also are going to have improved posture. Why? Because we have a stronger core and your core is not just the muscles in the front, it’s the muscle on your shoulders, your front, your back, and your hips. A reduction of injuries. But also, if you have an injury, Pilates can be a rehabilitative practice for you. You’ll have a reduction in back pain, and reduced menstrual pain. You also will see that you’re going to have much more flexibility, and a balance of your imbalances, which means you’re going to see improvement in the sports that you do, the other workouts that you do. For more information about the truth about Pilates, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel, because we’re gonna have a video for that.
Let’s talk about those mental benefits. So first of all, a reduction of anxiety and decrease in stress, you’re also going to have this mental focus boost, you’ll have a mood boost, you’re gonna have increased motivation. And it’s very intellectually challenging. If you’re wanting to feel these benefits right now make sure you check out our full-length workouts here on the channel.
How Pilates is a movement for life
Alright, so let’s talk about how Pilates is a movement for life. At OPC, we believe Pilates helps you do life better. And it does this because it’s never Pilates versus. So, it’s not like you have to supplement Pilates for something you already love. In fact, it’s a Pilates AND. So if you’re a runner, notice how Pilates will actually improve your speed but also decrease your strain on your muscles, your joints and injuries. Right? If you’re a weight trainer, a yogi, if there’s already a fitness modality you love, Pilates is actually just going to improve what you’re doing there. Why? Because it balances your imbalances. Right, it actually takes those muscles that you overwork, and it works with the ones that you underwork. And then you actually have this nice overall balance in your entire body. Pilates is also a way that helps you really connect your mind to your body. Oftentimes, we’re walking around thinking our thoughts or feeling our pains in our body. But we actually get to put the two together in a workout. Because when you’re doing Pilates, you actually cannot think about anything else that’s going on in your life. You can only focus on what’s moving where, where am I feeling this.
A community that helps you prioritize yourself first
But to get all of these things we’ve talked about today, you really need to have a community, you need to have some help and support that helps you prioritize yourself first. Let’s be honest, it can be really hard to do that with everything going on in your life. And what we pride ourselves in over at OPC is our community because our community helps you show up even when you don’t want to. It reminds you why you are there. And we help our community out by supporting you with new classes every single week as members. We take the old ones away, which means we help hold you accountable to showing up and taking that class as many times as you can. We also believe that finishing is optional. So if you only have 15 minutes, take 15 minutes of the class we have, and then celebrate what you did do.
Pilates meets you where you are
At OPC, we make sure that Pilates meets you where you are, no matter what level you’re at, we actually can help you replace any exercises that you’re not able to do yet with ones that you can do. And we also have classes on the Reformer, the Wunda chair, the Tower or Cadillac. So make sure you check out How OPC works here. So feel free to enjoy our full-length workouts here on the YouTube channel. But for our OPC members, you get new classes every single week. And you can share your questions your a-ha moments, the connections you made in our members-only group, and you can get feedback on your form. And every single month, when we offer the live workout, you could join us and hang out with us and we can connect all together there.
If you think that OPC and our amazing community can support your practice, well, we hope you join us. If you have any questions make sure you join my YouTube Live every Sunday at 9am Pacific Time. It’s one hour after we drop new videos for you each week here on this YouTube channel. So make sure you subscribe and turn on your notifications so you never miss anything from us.
I’m so excited to meet you Pilates has changed my life and I can’t wait for it to change yours too. I’m here for you. I answer all of my comments. You can leave them below and I’ll see you on the next one.