One of the things I wasn't prepared for when starting my online studio was that I would be doing A LOT of Pilates. My personal practice hasn’t been this strong in years, and as obvious as it may seem, I’m shocked by how amazing and strong I feel. I know how hard it is to find the time and energy to get your workouts in though. When you teach full time and have 1000 other commitments in your life, it seems like getting on the reformer for a one hour workout at the end of a teaching day is impossible. Here’s a tip for any instructors out there struggling with this. Make a 10-minute workout your goal. If you’re convinced that an hour workout is the only option, it can feel too overwhelming, so avoiding the workout all together is just easier. Setting a more realistic goal of 10 minutes removes the time management stress from the equation which makes you feel more excited about the workout all together. The really cool thing about this strategy is that usually once you get started and into a groove, you end up doing a longer workout. I hope this tip helps, and please let me know in the comments if you have any other strategies for being consistent with your workouts.

"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics." -Joseph Pilates

7 thoughts on “Wish you did more Pilates?

  1. My best workouts are the ones I spend before and/or after my clients. A 5 or 10 min workout several times a day can add up and prevents my body from becoming stiff.

  2. One of the things I wasn’t prepared for when starting my online studio was that I would be doing A LOT of Pilates. Shannon Rene brings many years of professional experience as a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Fitness Instructor, Power Pilates Comprehensive and Personal Trainer. If you live in Plano, Tx, then you are in luck! Connect with Shannon Rene and sign up for Pilates Classes today. Pilates must complete our Intro to Pilates Equipment Training Package ($240) prior to attending any equipment-based class. This package includes 3 private training sessions aimed at preparing you for equipment-based group Pilates classes.

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