Finding alignment with pilates
Gia did not know why she was in pain before starting Pilates, and now she is on her Pilates journey to heal her body to enjoy a pain-free way to move.
Gia is new to Pilates, having done it for three months.
It was pain that actually brought her to Pilates, not unlike our founder Helen Zhang, who had excruciating knee pain that made even climbing the stairs feel like scaling Mount Everest. Long hours of sitting in a meeting gave Gia a nasty back pain. Speaking to a friend in Australia who has been doing Pilates and who swore by its benefits, Gia finally decided to search for an English-speaking Pilates place in Tokyo.
Pilates exercises focus a lot on alignment and using the body in an efficient way that is pain-free, and for Gia, that was what she needed from Pilates. She started to notice her own misalignment in her daily life and her postures, which explained the pain she felt when walking or standing.
Awareness is indeed the first step, so now Gia can use Pilates to help her correct her misalignment.
Gia really enjoys working on the Reformer. Since starting here, she has already noticed a change in her muscles and alignment of her body. She appreciates how easy it is to understand the cues from her instructors and how they really pay attention to the details.
We love Gia's suggestion to build up My body My Pilates so we can open up more centres everywhere and make Pilates available to anyone who is eager to experience a change in their bodies to have a healthy body and happy mind!
Watch GIA's interview here:
Pilates not only aligns your body physically, it also benefits your mind because of the mind-body connection. Pilates is a holistic approach to health - when we take care of our bodies physically, we also take care of our minds.
Experience a pain-free way to move with us in our Pilates classes!
OUR TOKYO PILATES Studio
Our Pilates studio is at 3 丁目5ー11元麻布 1/F Pilates Studio, Block C Majes Motoazabu Gardens, 港区 Tokyo 106-0046.
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