Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The First Pilates Session.

I'm pretty flexible. I'd like to think I have pretty strong stomach muscles. My husband cycles like a madman. He also runs and does lots of weightlifting. Did any of this mean diddly-squat this morning?

Not when we saw this.

Meet the Pilates Reformer...one of many instruments of torture used in the Pilates Method to stretch, bend, and contort your body into a myriad of positions nature never intended for it to be in. Our sweet instructor kept encouraging Newlywed Husband and I to: "Lift your center, feel it in your core, maintain a 'C' curve!". Not only do I still not know what a 'C' curve is, but keep in mind these instructions were given while we were trying to balance in the most unnatural and precarious positions possible.

I now feel like this:

Excuse me, I'm off to take an asprin, and find a heating pad for the sore muscles.

1 comment:

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh my goodness... it looks like one big "Owwwwwww" from the picture!

:-)