If I asked a person on the street to close their eyes and imagine a typical Pilates student, I bet their brain would pull up an image of a posh celebrity with a man bun, or a slender woman in a sports bra hanging upside down. In recent years Pilates has gotten a reputation for being elitist, “scary” and expensive. However, that’s just not true here at ABC Pilates! We’re out to prove that not only is Pilates for everyone, but that everyone needs Pilates.
A “Typical” ABC Pilates Student
The Tough Case
I recently got a call at the studio from a friend telling me that her 18-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which causes overly flexible joints that can dislocate, and her doctor had recommended Pilates. Fortunately, I’ve worked with another client who had EDS, so I knew right away what type of Pilates practice and modifications would work great for her daughter. I confidently told my friend, “Yes, she needs Pilates!”
The Golden Girl
I currently work with a client, Donna, who is 80 years old and only has about 30% lung capacity, but she has been doing Pilates for many years since her doctor recommended it. Not only do we focus on keeping her moving and strong, but also on helping to increase her lung capacity. She needs Pilates!
I also have a 15-year-old client. He plays baseball and is very active, however he’s currently recovering from an injury. His physical therapist recommend Pilates to continue to stretch and strengthen, and he is LOVING Pilates! He’s already feeling the benefits… plus he tells me his teammates are all very curious about Pilates now. They need Pilates!
Why Everyone Needs Pilates
Whatever ails you or if you are looking to get strong or even slim down, Pilates is for YOU. We offer our Restorative classes for those that need a safe, effective workout, as well as Cardio Reformer for those that want to get stronger. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, Pilates will always get you there!
We have an amazing diverse group of both private training and group class clients who constantly keep our instructors on our toes and learning. Injuries and surgeries, pregnancy, pain, young or old, weak or strong, man or woman… we can handle anything you throw our way.
So next time you’re excitedly encouraging your friend to try Pilates, and they say they don’t think it’s for them, say it loud and proud: “Pilates is for everyone, and everyone needs Pilates!”
Do you know of anyone that needs Pilates?
If you refer a friend by the end of August, we will give you and your friend a coupon for $10 off your next purchase!
To your health,
ABC Pilates Studio Manager & Instructor