Monday, June 15, 2009

My World Tuesday

Maria raising upClick to enlarge photos

I had my Pilates class today and this is my instructor Maria demonstrating some of our postures on the sliding bed exerciser called the reformer.

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Susan at Stony River said...

I love it! If only I were that flexible---LOL. I feel in good company, after posting photos of my own exercise adventures. I've heard good things about Pilates and hope to try it someday.

Carver said...

Pilates is a great form of exercise.

Sylvia K said...

Great photos and I could definitely relate as my daughter is Pilates instructor in northern California and she does put me through the paces when I visit her.

Great post!

Have a great week!

James said...

For some reason pilates looks torturous to me. That said I bet you are in much better shape than me. :-) Thanks for sharing your world!

Babooshka said...

I'm worn out just viewing. Always look like a good all round exercise routine.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Great!!! but,I'm just soooo lazy.
Thanks for sharing your world.
Now and Then

Ebie said...

Hmm, I don't if I can handle this form of exercise. Im too lazy!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great your World: Pilates and your Garden shots.
Luiz Ramos

PS. Beautiful Epiphyllum Flowers!

SandyCarlson said...

I must try this!

Tranquility said...

Wow - that looks like quite the workout!!

Lawstude said...

work it. i am currently enrolled in a gym class too.

Arija said...

Goodness, it looks like torture! Do you do this voluntarily and actually pay for the experience.

Karen said...

I've been thinking of trying it as even though it looks like a form of medieval torture, my chiropractor says that it is gentler on the body than weights are.

Will have to go check it out now :-)

Snap said...

This look like a torture machine! :D

Canarybird said...

Thank you for comments everyone! Yes Arija we have to pay for the experience, but I can say it's the gentlest exercise I've ever done!

We don't really put our hands and heads into chains although the reformers look like a cross between stocks and guillotines LOL.

The beauty is that each person can work at his own level because the tensions on the pulleys are so adjustable. For me the hardest part is keeping my legs up in the air while pulling and raising my head. But you sure feel good when you are gradually able to do these things. And when you find it too difficult, there's always an easier form of the same exercise. One lady in our class is unable to lie down, so she trains in the exercise chair, which has springed resistance for pushing with the feet, as well as using the wall pulleys It's ingenious how the system is designed to work muscles according to your difficulty level. cheers, Sharon.


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