The Power of Pilates – Mikey’s Story
Today’s Power of Pilates story is about a relatively new member, Mikey who’s been with us for around 6 months. Like many males we have here in the studio, Mikey does a lot of work at the gym and has been battling previous injuries, which has led him to Pilates Connection on recommendation from his physio.
Read more below to see how ongoing Pilates is helping improve Mikey’s form and the gym, and reduce his chance of injury.
Pilates Connection Member – Mikey, 30 something from Lane Cove
What were your main reasons for starting Pilates?
I had previous injuries and had been seeing a physio who recommended Pilates as a great way to avoid repeat injuries and aid in my rehab. Also, I enjoy the gym a lot and am always curious to learn new techniques in relation to health and fitness
How long have you been doing Pilates?
Since July 2019.
What made you choose Pilates Connection?
Originally the location was ideal for me as it is a stone’s throw away from where I live. However, the reason I have stayed on is the team. It’s a fun friendly environment and they are all invested in their clients. They tailor my program for every session depending on how my body is feeling that day. Also due to the smaller nature of the classes, I feel I get a great deal of one on one time which is important to me.
How has Pilates helped you?
I have a much better mind-body connection, I’ve taken a lot of what I have learnt from Pilates to my sessions in the gym which has improved my form and strength (and reduced injuries) immensely. I’ve also been able to tackle any new ailments that pop up with the team and really nip them in the bud before they turn serious.
What’s your favourite exercise or piece of equipment?
I enjoy everything I’ve tried thus far and am amazed that there are new exercises thrown at me nearly every session. In saying that I do have a soft spot for the reformer especially when doing leg work. There have been a few times when I have class and felt every step back up to my apartment!