Proving that Pilates is NOT just for girls, our Member of the Month Dom Boydell! Dom, has been with us almost right from the start and his consistency has paid off with tremendous strength and ability. Well done Dom! Here's what he has to say about us.
My Power Pilates journey started back in December 2014. I had been doing mat based Pilates since I had a slipped disc, over 16 years ago and it was my chiropractor, Beth, that pointed me in the direction of Korin and the team. I knew about the reformer and its birth as a converted hospital bed to help injured soldiers recuperate but it still looked like a device to be found in a dungeon …
Over the two years that I have been coming to Pilates I have never had a bad session, some of the exercises are difficult, some are easier - but all of them are challenging. I have worked with most of the trainers from the “queen of mean” – guaranteed to raise a sweat and provide a combined aerobic and toning session to the “mistress of the rack” whose focus on toning and body alignment makes me walk out feeling taller and straighter and walking on air.
Alongside the “normal” sessions I have smiled and sweated my way through Cardio Bounce, grunted through HIT and pliéd through Barre. Even though I have often been the only man in the room I have never felt isolated and I enjoy the camaraderie of the sessions - except for the time when I was wearing my baggy blue top in a sea of black lycra - a terrible fashion faux pas.
Favourites moves: Peter Pan in cardio bounce and Saturday Night fever – guaranteed to make me smile
Least favourite: Dog Cocking Leg and the Spine Bridge (the thought of which gives me cramp)
Most likely to say: can we do stretching and relaxation please!