Pilates or Bust

Let’s talk pilates and shake up my posts a bit. I’ve always been an advocate for exercising and taking care of your body (amongst other things). A whole other post can be written on the food you eat. On that note, if anyone has any suggestions of a service I can order food from, let me know! I was so sad to hear that Sun Basket was not going to deliver in Aspen anymore. What are your thoughts on HelloFresh or eMeals? Worth my time? I feel lost without Sun Basket coming to my door. As sad as I am, I can’t say one bad thing about them. Sun Basket felt like Christmas morning!

Pilates. Like yoga, it allows you to become flexible, it has its own set of names made for different positions, and you can do it through a video or online in the comfort of your own home. Yoga also helps to sculpt and mold, but it is more focused on a spiritual element; whereas Pilates leaves that out, and focused on the physical. Pilates’s main focus is on building your core. Boy, do I feel it. Does anyone else feel like if they feel it, it was worth it? I love that it makes you use your own body weight instead of anything extra. In the 1920s, Joseph Pilates introduced this method as a way to help injured dancers and athletes regain their strength and fitness standards. Ever since then, it has been adapted as a form of exercise and focused strength.  

Aspen has its very own, Ritual Aspen, and its very own, Sannah Hurnow. Love my private classes with her. When I feel like I do all I can, Sannah pushes me. If you’re interested in some of what Ritual Aspen has to offer, there are options and prices online that you can easily access. Some health benefits of Pilates, as listed by Better Health, include:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
  • Enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
  • Improved stabilisation of your spine
  • Improved posture
  • Relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
  • Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
  • Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased body awareness
  • Stress management and relaxation.

Always love to hear from my people, so share your opinion in the comments below! Is there a place I should visit for the fitness?

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