Pilates-Why You Have to Try It!

photo credit: www.farmfoodiefitness.comPILATES… I get it all… what’s “Pi-lates?” “Do you sell Plates?” I’ve even been asked answering the phone at my mom’s studio if we “sell pilots licenses?” And I’ve gotten every excuse… “I want to really try it, but I’m not in shape enough.” “I can’t put my body in those positions!” “I’m not coordinated enough.” Well I’m here to tell you there’s no more excuses!

Yes, Pilates tends to attract the dancers and athletes, but Joseph Pilates invented the method for everyone from men and women, to young children and the elderly. Pilates was designed for WWII, bed-ridden soldiers, Joseph Pilates attached springs to their beds to help build resistance and assistance, to help them get their bodies moving, develop core strength, and to rehabilitate their muscles.

Time to get out and try it! What’s in it for you??? Better core strength, long-lean muscles, balance, coordination, more energy, injury prevention, better posture, low-impact 2013-09-18 19.35.13exercises, it helps with weight-loss, reduces low-back pain, and even addresses health concerns as well. Pilates is great for arthritis, joint pain, rehabilitating aches and pain, even some major injuries and chronic illnesses. (**Disclaimer**-make sure you find a certified instructor and  make sure to tell them about any health concerns or questions, it’s the key to keeping you safe and seeing the best results.

There’s two different types of Pilates, mat class and reformer classes. Mat classes can be done anywhere, on the beach, in the gym, in your home, even in a hotel room. Mat classes focus on using your own body weight, small equipment, and tends to focus more on your belly or core. Reformer classes use Pilates equipment which incorporates machines using springs for resistance and assistance training. So, whatcha waiting for? Get out there and go try it! You’ll be feeling the benefits in less than 2 weeks! Grab a DVD, download an app, find a class on the beach, or run to the nearest gym and sign up!!

Joseph Pilates said “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a complete new body.” Now if that doesn’t give you enough incentive to get out there I don’t know what will! Let me know if you get out there to take a class and where you take one! Here’s to long, lean muscles and strong cores!

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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