Pilates is like life
As a trainer I come in contact with a lot of different people. People that come to our studio’s to work on their bodies, people that are already trainers or people that want to become a Pilatestrainer.
Not only physically but mentally too
As an instructor you get close to people, not only physically but mentally too. We train and develop an eye to see where the body is out of balance, and we provide solutions. We also develop our intuition. Over the years I’ve come to realize that what we see in our body is a reflection of certain patterns, habits and characteristics. Just to give you an example: if a women walks with a hunched back in her teens, she will develop a curve in her back in later years. This happened because she got picked on by her older brothers as a kid and she wanted to make herself ‘smaller’. If we work on opening the torso and restore balance in the body, a persons ‘inside’ will also change. Suddenly people stand up straight and look at the world in a different way….it’s fascinating!
Pilates also changed and enriched my life
And what about that client that finds it hard to ‘let go’ during class, do you think that person finds it hard to let go of certain things in real life too? I always say, if it works in class, it will also work in real life.
And that is the true reward you get as a trainer. You can see bodies change and you’re part of the proces. And often when the body changes, you can see other changes happening as well. You can see people opening up, regain confidence and other small or big changes.
Those are the moments I’m truly happy I chose this profession. Because Pilates also changed and enriched my life, and I’m thankful every day that I get to share that with the people around me.