I’m two weeks into my Pilates immersion, and I’m really enjoying getting out of my comfort zone and taking classes that I normally wouldn’t schedule.
Take, for instance, CoreAlign.
Jules will occasionally use the CoreAlign during a Pilates equipment class, but I’d only taken one full class on this piece of equipment before this month and, to be honest, I thought it wasn’t my thing.
I’m not the most coordinated person in the world (ed. note: No one who walks into my studio in the middle of the continent thinks they are the most coordinated person in the world. Familiar feeling folks?), and the CoreAlign is all about balance and coordination. I’m not a dancer either, so learning new movements can be kind of a struggle. That is, until everything falls into place and clicks. When that happens, it’s such a moment of joy for me.
I can’t say that I’ve mastered the CoreAlign, but I’ve had moments where I can feel my body knowing what to do instead of struggling with the movement. Those moments make the hard moments all worthwhile. And, when Jules gives me a high five for doing something right, well, that’s just amazing! (Ed. note: Leslie is doing many things right by trying new things and trusting the “Pilates process.” That takes a lot of courage. No amount of high fives can replace how pleased I am when Leslie smiles and is proud of herself for all her good work!)