Power by Pilates

Well hello and welcome to the new and improved Faithfully Rosas! October was a whirlwind of crazy work days and exploring new opportunities. If you haven’t already heard about my latest adventure check out my post about being a Yes GirlI fell into role so gracefully at Lululemon. I am so grateful to have this position with such an incredible company. Already, I am making friends and learning more than I ever have before. Taking on this position was (and is) a HUGE lifestyle adjustment. I am more comfortable in my own skin now than ever before. I am truly happy and cannot be more thankful that this happened at the perfect time.

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Some of my newest adventures include exploring #thesweatlife Houston has to offer. I’ve recently grown to love pilates. I’ve taken plenty of studio classes before, but never pilates. My oh my have I been missing out. Pilates is incredible and everything I have been looking for. This article from The Mayo Clinic perfectly explains what pilates is:

Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.

So, clearly this is perfect. Right? I’ve had knee surgeries and all sorts of joint problems and this has been such a helpful way to retain the lifestyle I want to have. I signed up to take a few classes at Boost Pilates in the Rice Village area in Houston. My first class, I was dripping with sweat. Sounds gross but totally worth it. I got to the studio a little earlier so I could learn more about the “pilates machine” or formally the reformer. The d06f249fe1379d86e17ba94ee3dde065instructor at the time was Mrs. Macy. She was so kind and incredibly helpful while she explained more about the machine and how classes worked. I was able to tell her about my knee problems and she assured me that this low impact exercise was  a good way to sweat without the added joint pain. So far every class has the same elements: arms, abs, ass, and legs. Throughout the class you are engaging every single part of your body to the point of muscle fatigue and shaking. Though each class contains the same elements, no single one is ever the same. I absolutely love it.

Boost Pilates has been a favorite and I’ve really grown to like the instructors and other people that come to sweat there. If you want to come check it out follow this link. I’ve also been scouring the Houston area for other pilates studios and here’s what I have found:

  • Defy Pilates Offers a jumpboard class, regular pilates on a reformer, and an advanced pilates class as well. They also offer 2 free classes for someone looking to try it out or a 2 week introductory with 5 classes for $50. If you’d like to just “drop in” those classes are $30 each. Of course packages are available, just check out the membership tab on their website.
  • Citizen Pilates is incredible. This studio offers 7 types of classes (they even include new mama’s). Peeking through their website & reviews, this studio is a comfortable (inclusive) environment for everyone to try. It seems like you’ll get so much more out of a class other than just sweating. Instructors are there to fire up your strength from the inside out. They offer a 3 class starter pack for $59, multiple packages, and a drop in offer for $29.
  • Breathe Pilates Studio is for my Woodlands people. This studio offers 10, yes, 10 different classes for all levels of studio sweaters. Everything from mat classes, to barre classes, and advances pilates. This studio has it all. Have I mentioned they have a massage therapist on site? Amazing. Their rates range from $15 to $360 depending on the type of package you get. Check out their rates tab for more info.

If you haven’t sweat by pilates before or maybe just need to change your workout routine, I encourage you to come out and try something new.

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Stay sweaty,

T

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