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Pilates - wow!

lucylastic

Silver Member
S: 17st6lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st10lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 5st12lb(33.61%)
#1
I joined a gym yesterday, as now need to think about exercising regularly and definitely toning up as well.

They run various classes, so this morning I joined the Pilates one, thinking it would be a nice gentle introduction to my new healthier lifestyle - blimey, I can hardly move now! I really thought it would be a doddle, particularly as I was definitely the youngest in the class, and by quite a long way in some cases. Well, I'm ashamed to say I couldn't even DO some of the moves, and I'm dreading how I'm going to feel tomorrow! Back to swimming for me I think :rolleyes:
 
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Jo B

Full Member
S: 18st1lb C: 10st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 23 Loss: 7st8lb(41.9%)
#2
I started Pilates about 5 weeks ago and love it - I was in agony after the first time but since then it's been fine. Definitely persevere with it, I am really hoping it's going to help tone up the stomach!
 

jcjazzy

Silver Member
G: 11st0lb
#3
Lucy, Its a really good workout for the core abdominals.I did it regularly a few years ago and loved it.Persevere xx
 

lucylastic

Silver Member
S: 17st6lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st10lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 5st12lb(33.61%)
#4
Thanks both - I'll give it another go next week and see how I feel - I can definitely see how it can help strengthen the muscles (if it doesn't kill you first!) :)
 

daisydoll

Gold Member
S: 12st6lb C: 10st8lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28 Loss: 1st12lb(14.94%)
#5
sounds good! stick with it a couple of weeks it will get easier i'm sure
daisy x
 
#6
Never been to a class, have done DVD's, well worth it. I'm a totally different, much nicer toned shape than I ever was before I piled the weight on.

Give it another go, you'll soon see the differeence, well worth it.
 

lucylastic

Silver Member
S: 17st6lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st10lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 5st12lb(33.61%)
#7
Thanks all, I'll definitely persevere for a few more weeks - but my god can I feel it today!! Worse thing is I've got a bit of a cough and cold at the mo, and every time I sneeze or cough, my stomach KILLS me!!! Ah well, no pain no gain and all that! :D

Feeling very virtuous today - as well as the torture yesterday, I got up early and went and swam 30 lengths this morning - I'm determined to get my membership's worth, and get fitter!
 
#8
Well done you Lucy

I've been THINKING about doing Pilates and that makes me feel exhausted!
:(
 

Foxtrot

Is back in the saddle!
S: 15st1lb C: 14st5.8lb G: 12st7.0lb BMI: 31.6 Loss: 0st9.2lb(4.36%)
#9
Ooo SB!!! :D

I have several DVDs and used to do it quite a bit of the Yogalates. I must admit I liked it. No hash bouncing about banging into things just gentle, relaxing, intense movements that get results.

Now where did I put those DVDs........................?
 

pancras

Full Member
S: 27st8lb C: 15st4lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 36.7 Loss: 12st4lb(44.56%)
#10
Lucy you should perservere. I am currently doing pilates and even though I find it difficult to do some of the moves due to my weight, I am really enjoying it and it will help in the long run in helping with toning up.
 


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