Spring into Action at Studio Pilates
As seasonal changes refresh the natural world, our worn-out lifestyles should follow. By introducing Pilates into our daily routines, Georgia Beard reveals how we can transform physically and psychologically.
Every time Noosa flourishes into spring, I find myself shying away like flower drawing its petals closed.While natural environments and people around me embrace change, I cling to all the cold weather comforts.
My winter-induced habits are hard to break – hiding at home in a warm cocoon of blankets and convincing myself I’ll get up early tomorrow; choosing takeaway and TV over cooking and eating healthy; swapping exercise for long, hot showers.
When I give in to these guilty pleasures, I love myself for it. My body, however, is desperate for healthy transformation.
As spring encourages renewal and regrowth for wildlife, our bodies should respond in the same way. Because maintaining our physical and mental health is not a chore – it’s an act of love.
Rather than sifting through a mass of exercise regimes, mindfulness techniques and health advice columns, we can transform both our minds and bodies with a simple wellness-oriented approach to fitness.
Pilates is grounded in modern physical anatomy, drawing our focus to various areas of the body through low-impact movement, core strength training and breathwork.
Unlike exercise targeted to one muscle group, it provides an all-encompassing workout and a deeper understanding of our bodily connections.
The result is a newfound unity between mind and body.
Studio Pilates Noosa fosters this unity from their fitness studio in Noosa Junction, with fast-paced classes and total body sculpting workouts to challenge you mentally and physically.
As you strengthen connections between all aspects of the self, you’ll forge new ones with the community around you.
Studio Pilates is the hub of who’s who in Noosa. Training alongside participants of all ages and abilities, you’ll bump into someone you know in every class.
The studio also supports local businesses and charities with collaborative deals and promotions during their sessions.
When Studio Pilates hosted a recent open day with free trial classes, funds raised through raffle prizes went directly to supporting kids in need in Noosa.
As you get to know your community on the Reformers beside you, experience innovative video technology and world class instructors who focus on perfecting your technique.
Their high-intensity, ever-changing workouts sweat out the mental muck and leave behind muscle tone, mobility, flexibility and balance.
This is an addictive kind of exercise.
When stepping into Studio Pilates for the first time, I recommend you take on an Orientation Workout to familiarise yourself with the fitness format, train on the Reformer and learn breathing and postural techniques.
With a new sense of confidence, you can take part in Reformer Classes – 40 intense minutes of body sculpting with inspiring beats, digital instructions and technique modifications from expert trainers.
But Studio Pilates isn’t only for the fighting fit, able-bodied gym junkies. Those recovering from back injuries, broken bones and joint issues can find their fitness again, as the workouts don’t rely on body weight to produce results. And when the results show up, they show up fast.
Every exercise shapes your physical and psychological wellbeing, developing enough mental clarity to re-examine your lifestyle.
Before you know it, old habits fade, and guilty pleasures lose their appeal.
As you make room for Pilates in your daily routine, the next step is filling the gaps with more compatible behaviour.
Sleep-ins become neighbourhood runs in the early daylight hours; indulgent snacks make way for healthy, homemade meals; a distracted, restless mind finds stable ground, connecting with the lives and landscapes around it.
As you long as you stay consistent, this is a bodily transformation the seasons could never reverse.