Thursday, July 03, 2008

"Aren't You Staying for the Next Class?" - Thursday 6/3/2008


Hahahahahahaha! That's the funniest thing anyone's said to me in weeks!

You must understand that this question was asked just seconds after the Pilates Plus instructor stopped hurting me... or, I should say, stopped encouraging me to hurt myself.

Yikes. My legs were wobbly and I was still regaining my breath after the last set of show-stopping moves that had me trying to maintain my body in a vee (with my bum the only part of me connected to the earth) while flailing my arms and legs up and tucking them in.

I'm pretty sure that "flailing" is not intended to be a part of the Pilates vocabulary, but it's honestly the best I can do right now. I could tell that the yoga and strength exercises I've done since the last time I ventured out to the Pilates class had helped. And yet.

When the nice lady from the mat next to mine inquired whether I'd be staying for the 24 S.E.T. class, which is 60 minutes of synchronized weight lifting, a chuckle was about all I could muster.

She was older than me, and heavier than me, and she'd had some trouble with some of the Pilates moves, as I had. But I admired the way she modified and she told me I'd done really well. She said the weight class is really good, I should try it.

I will. Just not right after the Pilates class. Not quite yet, no. Thank you so much for asking.

3 comments:

Cloudscome said...

Well that scares me. I was thinking of trying one of those classes, but now I guess I need to work up to it.

Sundry said...

Nah, go for it! It really is a tough workout, but you can modify. I should have modified a little more. It was just the end that really got to me...hard stuff after a long workout.

But doing some ab work first or between classes would probably be helpful!

fingerstothebone said...

Can we have a visual of the "body in a vee (with my bum the only part of me connected to the earth) while flailing my arms and legs up and tucking them in?"