Here is my Pilates journey through my aches, pains, surgeries and weight loss. Thank you Pilates!
At just 32 years old, my body used to scream in pain with many sleepless nights and tears on my face. Weight piled on to my body that I was totally unaware of until I started noticing photos of myself.
Dealing with ACL reconstruction back in 2007, vertebrae that fused on its own in my L5 to S1 in 2015 (as well as bulging and tears in multiple discs), Rotator Cuff surgery in 2019, gaining 35 pounds and tearing my labrum in my hip in 2021, I am --or should I say WAS-- in constant pain.
Pain is an ongoing situation I have been dealing with for years.
I am an avid athlete; I grew up and played any and every sport you can think of. I love being in the gym lifting weights, but my doctors and specialist have now told me to slow down with everything.
I have passed Club Pilates thousands of times. I even got my ex to take an intro class with me a few years back, but I didn't want to make the commitment and purchase a membership.
I finally was fed up with all my weight gain from surgeries, and not being able to do certain activities and be in the gym.
I made my way to another intro class in 2021 and decided I was going to start a membership in June.
It took a little while for results in my weight loss, but as far as the pain goes, I could tell a difference just within a few weeks of classes.
I started out with Flow 1, and decided I could challenge myself even more. I started venturing out to Suspend, then Center and Balance, and one day tried Flow 1.5 and loved it.
When I realized the pain was not as prominent, I kept my membership, and by the time I knew it I was in Cardio Sculpt 1.5 and even dared myself to try Flow 2. Two of my favorite classes!
I hit 100 classes in January and I can't imagine myself not being a part of this amazing club!
I started at a weight I was ashamed of because I technically let myself go through a tough breakup in 2020.
But, since committing to Club Pilates, I have lost more than 30 pounds.
It was a long time coming, but my goals of weight loss are being reached when I never thought I could get there.
I have had some of the most amazing instructors guide me through my journey. The pain has subsided tremendously due to the exercises and stretching associated with Pilates. The days I cannot make it to classes there is a difference with my body and pain. I could not have done this on my own. Thank You to my studio, Club Pilates Coppell! I feel a part of the family now!
I never would have thought in a million years I would ever be doing Pilates classes. I sit here today and ask myself why I hadn't started years earlier.
For anyone thinking of joining, don't think, just do it! I have seen results in my weight loss, aches and pains, and also have gained muscles/definition in places I have never had before. You will not be disappointed.