I am on my way to becoming a Pilates instructor.
I answered an ad I found online while I was looking a local yoga/wellness centers website.
I called inquiring about it, and didn't receive a call back for about 10 days.
But I got it! I went to my first ever Pilates class Thursday, and another on Friday.
Man, they are killer. I was able to do everything, but wow, I never new I had half these muscles.
It's kind of funny how things work out; for a while, I was looking into going to massage school, so I could support myself on that while in grad school. (Opposed to waiting tables, which is completely unfulfilling and meaningless to me.) To me, this is sort of the same thing, but all the training is free...and all the pilates, yoga and spinning classes I want. Free.
If all goes smoothly, I'll be trained and taking my own classes by the beginning of June.
I intentionally picked the photo above, because this is Reformer machine that I will learn/train and eventually teach on. It is different from "modern" piltes, but it is the original machine, developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century.
Any way, enough with the history lesson. Read about it yourself, it's very interesting - not just a novelty exercise class.
Uh, did I mention, I am going to have a kick ass body in a few weeks too?