Tight buns, firm stomach. This is what I’m hoping for with the help of Body Harmonics Pilates Studio.
I was recently asked to become an ambassador for Body Harmonics. I would try out ten pilates reformer sessions and write about my experience—be it good or bad.
Being the Directorial Editor of The Scene inTO keeps me busy day and night and although I signed up weeks ago, I’ve only attended three sessions.
My first class, the core reformer with a lovely lady named Jane was good, but not anything that I felt was out of the ordinary. I did get a little sweat on and I felt a slight burn walking down the stairs after the hour long class. I mentioned to Jane that it was my first time on a reformer so perhaps she went easy on us. Reflecting outside of the studio that first class, I noticed that I did feel slightly longer and I definitely felt like I engaged core muscles that I never knew existed.
By the second class a couple of weeks later, Jane remembered that I hadn’t been there in a while and she really had the class going to work. That was our “buns and guts” class. By the end of that one I was wobbly going down the steps and I felt a burn from the workout three days later.
After that class I stumbled upon and decided to purchase a 5 class pass at a discounted rate through Teambuy.ca. I figured it couldn’t hurt, plus, my regular gym, The Yorkville Club Uptown had already announced that they would be closing their doors at the beginning of October.
Tonight was my third Core Reformer class and this time Jane said she noticed a marked difference in my performance. The class didn’t leave me feeling sore, but I did come out feeling positive, longer and stronger.
I’m going to continue this journey (and I’ve promised myself to do it more regularly), so after my tenth session, I’ll write another piece and let you know how my stint as Ambassador ends. In the meantime, follow me on our Twitter feed or through LinkedIn for weekly updates.
Here’s to a healthier, more toned me.
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