Pilates reveals much about ourselves. When we commit to the practice of Pilates, we realize that there is never a “quick fix” to anything that matters. We matter. Our bodies matter. Our minds matter. Pilates unlike many other forms of exercise, looks at the whole body, the whole person. We begin to understand ourselves differently. We see ourselves differently. We present ourselves differently.
Pilates is a practice that can be continued as we age. When we practice Pilates there is no age limit. In fact, we often get better with age! Pilates is progressive. The more consistent we are the better able we are to execute the work. Our joints get better, instead of worse. Our muscle tone improves and most importantly our spines get straighter and our breathing improves. As Mr. Pilates said, “We are only as old as our spines. If our spines are inflexibly stiff at 30 we are old. If they are completely flexible at 60, we are young!”