Waveforms Spotlight: Kalene & Arlen B. – Journey to Pilates
Are you putting off your New Year’s’ Resolution to get back into shape? Resurrect your fitness routine? Be healthier in 2017?
Pilates can meet you wherever you are in your fitness journey – just starting in the world of exercise, coming back from being injured, or looking to improve as an athlete. All backgrounds can start and see success with the low-impact resistance training that Pilates provides.
Kalene knew that Pilates training had helped her in the past. She took her first Pilates classes through her chiropractor. As she finished her chiropractor work, she drifted from Pilates. So when a friend shared a schedule of Waveforms Pilates mat classes, she decided it was time to give it another try.
Starting Back Up with Mat Classes
Kalene now takes one-on-one sessions and mat classes in the Waveforms Pilates studio. She’s always enjoyed the upbeat pace and challenge of the mat classes. At Waveforms, she particularly likes the small class sizes and personalized attention you receive from Courtney.
“Courtney really lets you know what to pay attention to in each exercise during class. She’s good at letting you know how to do the exercises right without singling you out – which is appreciated!” Kalene said.
She’s even gotten her husband to join her!
Sharing the Benefits of Pilates
Joining Kalene to mat class, Arlen started Pilates because he saw how much his wife enjoyed it. “Literally every time she came home from a session she would boast about how well she felt and how much she loved Pilates. Not only did I need to check this out for myself, but I also really needed to start getting back into shape,” he said. This was enough to push Arlen to come to his first mat class.
After his first few classes, he felt sore but also grounded and balanced. He liked how Pilates strengthened his core and provided quick results in strength and agility. Pairing Pilates into his normal fitness routine, he sees it as a great way to get a balanced workout that will help him progress with his overall health.
Enhancing Her Practice With Private Sessions
“Since it had been so long since I’d taken Pilates, I wanted some extra coaching alongside the mat classes, so I take private sessions as well,” Kalene explained. Private classes gives her more focus on the areas she needs and wants to improve, and familiarizes her with the movements from mat class. The personal attention helps her focus on how to get the most out of each exercise and see more benefits from extra practice.
“Courtney is very intuitive, she can see what people need and what they don’t.” Kalene said.
Strength, toning, and more flexibility are all benefits that Kalene has experienced since starting back up with Pilates in the fall. She encourages anyone who’s apprehensive to try a class: “It’s one of the better exercises out there.”
“No matter what kind of day I’m having, when I’m done with a Pilates session I feel good mentally, physically, and emotionally.”