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.