What week is it? Cake Week. Our annual thank you to all our students – a small piece of loveliness!
This year we celebrate 10 years of Pilates4life.
8 nervous but keen individuals gathered in The Barn on 26 April 2005 and the first Pilates4life Beginners’ course was under way. Who would have imagined, over the past decade, I have had the privilege of introducing The Pilates Method to approximately 1000 more students.
The Pilates Method is a real journey of discovery; physically, mentally and emotionally. It does not suit everyone, as to practise correctly, it is demanding but those who embrace it begin to realise the great benefits it offers.
I have witnessed so much. Inspirational students who overcome all manner of difficulties. They have taught me a lot about what you can achieve, given the right encouragement, and have left me in absolute awe. Those who finally make the decision to take control of their condition; out of pain and towards a better quality of life. For me, this is true satisfaction. I educate and motivate but I cannot DO. For some, it takes a while, and a bit of tough love!
A highlight was last year’s Mat Goes Massive event. I went out on a limb and to be honest was slightly panicking at one point. Those who attended would agree, coupled with the feedback I received, it was fun, emotional and proved what fantastic members we have in Pilates4life.
Thanks for sharing the journey!
(Not sure I would have made it without my dependence on chocolate on alcohol!)