If I learned anything in 2020, it’s that Pilates is essential! It keeps us strong, balanced and – let’s admit it – sane! We are living in uncertain times, and unfortunately an open pilates studio is no guarantee. The good news? You can still maintain your Pilates practice at home. It will look different, and requires extra motivation on your part, but is so worth it!
First, commit to maintaining your practice – no matter what! When our pilates routine is disrupted by …say… a Covid-19 lockdown… or, the holidays… it can be a challenge to establish a new pilates at home routine. But, YOU CAN DO IT! You are a Pilates Hotty, after all. Commit.
#2: Create Space
Designate a space in your home for your home pilates practice. You don’t need a lot of room. It can be a space exclusively for Pilates, or a multi-purpose space. Often, I will just set my mat down in front of our fire place (in the winter) and practice here. I have a great view out my front window. While I have a fully equipped studio at my home, it sometimes requires I walk through a few feet of snow to get there. My mat is often all I need! There are also plenty of small props and pilates toys you can consider investing in!
#3: Create Routine
Plan ahead, and schedule your pilates practice! Maybe you are taking live online classes with your local studio or scheduling a zoom session with your favorite instructor. For those of you living where you can still go to a studio, a short DIY home practice is perfect to supplement with on your off days. If you don’t plan it, chances are it won’t happen. Treat it like you would treat any other appointment. Set yourself up for success!
According to Joseph Pilates, “physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness.” I agree. While practicing at home may require a shift in perspective, you can do it. Be a Pilates Hotty!