How long have you been taking Pilates?
I began taking Pilates in October of last year, but I became more consistent after the first of this year.
What do you like about 15 to Fit?
I feel like I really connect to Pilates. I love the instructors at 15 to Fit and feel like part of the community. It is different every time, and I feel like I get a full body workout. Honestly, though, I really just really enjoy the exercise itself.
How has your body changed since beginning Pilates?
I see and feel strength improvements. I have muscle tone where I’ve never had muscle tone before. I’m stronger in my core and just stronger overall. I can tell that I’ve lost some inches, but to me that is less exciting than feeling stronger.
What have you done to achieve these results?
First, I took privates to make sure I liked it and understood the machines. Now, I make sure I come to class 2-3 times per week. I also met another classmate and now I feel like I have an accountability partner. I’m committed now, and my body feels bad when I don’t go!
What has 15 to Fit done to help you?
The instructors have helped me feel more confident. I like that it is a small studio and it’s easy to get to know other clients.
You went through a period where you stopped coming for a few months, but now you are back with a vengeance! What motivated you to come back?
I think I just realized that I will always be a busy working mom with four kids, so I could make a decision to either take control or just be lazy. I made the decision to take a personal interest in taking care of myself so I can also take care of my family. I’ve become personally invested in my own fitness. I physically feel bad when I don’t go to Pilates, so now I’m committed.
What would you say to someone who has a hard time sticking to an exercise routine?
I would share my specific results with them like the muscle tone in my arms. Even my kids are noticing it! I’d also encourage them to stick with it long enough to feel confident. Give it at least a month and see how your body reacts. Realize that you may be uncomfortable for a while, but you will see results!