Did you watch the Academy Awards last night? I still have a few movies to catch up on, but I enjoyed the fashion, the speeches of gratitude, the special effects, the autotune movie musicals, and Alec Baldwin. One of my favorite moments of the night was paying respects to Lena Horne. I loved her quote "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."
We all have a load to carry with us--I daresay it's often a different load than we might have ever guessed! And while I'm sure Lena Horne was referring to the emotional "load" we all carry with us, and how our perspective can change how we carry it, the quote (of course) also made me think about Pilates!
Pilates is all about helping us be smarter about how we carry our "load". By first becoming aware of the load we are carrying, we can figure out the best way to approach it. It's about working smarter, not harder. When your form is good, your load feels lighter, you can carry it longer, and you get stronger in the process instead of causing long-term damage to your body.
Our bodies tell a story about how we live our lives day-to-day. Do we spend our days outside doing physical labor? Are we mostly working indoors at a desk? Are we chasing young children around? Are we active or sedentary? Do we invest in ourselves? What's YOUR story?
Back to movies--they make us laugh, they make us cry, at their best they tell us interesting stories. Movie stars have the luxury of living with personal shoppers, personal trainers and chefs, personal assistants, paparazzi, and a team of make-up artists and hair stylists. They get awards and prestige for portraying other people's stories...
Well, we think you all deserve an award for the story you create every day. We think you are interesting, and beautiful and your stories are amazing! This is part of the reason we will continue to spotlight our clients every week.
We want to thank you all for being part of the story of Intermountain Pilates Training Center...still in process! It's been quite an adventure so far :)