I'll start with a quick history on this one, I fell in Feb ’15 and tore 5 ligaments in my ankle. It has taken a painful reconstruction surgery and over 18 months of physio to get to the point where I can walk but still have loads of restrictions.
This saga is what has lead me to try and find some form of exercise that I can do, considering that the day to day things I used to do like running or cardio classes mean impact on the ankle are now not possible. I have investigated and tried a few options with no success, so this morning I thought let’s try Pilates.
This decision is one I may regret tomorrow because I can already feel the “morning after” muscle aches and its only been a few hours since the class.
**What the hell…** isn’t Pilates meant to be just an hour of stretching? Apparently not!
It amazed me that with such small movements could come such intense deep muscle burn. At one point I honestly thought my abs were going to give up and we were barely even moving. Halfway through the class I rolled over to the poor unsuspecting friend that I had dragged with me and said “I think you might have to drive me home after the class because I can’t feel my leg’s”. It was pretty satisfying that she was in as much pain as I was considering she is a lot fitter than me.
In my opinion you need to give it a try, I have already signed up for the next month of classes. Please just do me one favour whatever you choose to wear to your class do a few stretches in front of the mirror before you leave the house to ensure they are Pilates “appropriate” …. Enough said.
**Bring on Summer!**