Moving Away From Stagnent Boring Repetative Routines
At the moment, I’ve taken it upon myself to learn, study and apply the Tracy Anderson 30-Day Method. I have learnt her strengthing program, dance aerobics and am commencing the eating plan next week.
I am honestly super impressed!
away from the conventional 10 reps as one would execute in a conventional Pilates class and start
The syllabus is super challenging, you break with 15, then the following day you move to 20, then 25, then 30, ideally she wants you to get to 60 reps per exercise. Not for the faint hearted.
I have always been a huge fan of new and imporved exercises. I explore every option, I spend hours finding new exercises and when my creative juices are flowing, I choreograph and invent my own exercises. As a dancer my body loves the challenge and my I enjoy pushing my clients to new levels so that they can feel and see progress.
For a while now I have been highly frustrated with the Pilates syllabus, not because I don’t belive in it, I do and teach it religiously but because the movement are rigid and with my professional contemporary dance career, I broke away from ballet which has a rigid spine, to learn how to contort, bend fold, circulate and move in all weird and wonderful ways. Now here I am again with Pilates…
So I discovered Gyrokinesis, quoted from Wikipedia -“Exercises allow one to work on the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular, as well as all other joint articulation. This approach systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements. These movements stimulate the body’s internal organs while different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated along with the movements.”
For my wedding, I got my body into tip top toned shape and boy oh boy did I work hard for it.
I love the syllabus, it challenges, moves with freedom and speed turning your body into a flexible little ribbon.
Now I’ve cottoned onto Tracy Anderson which again is adding a new dimesion to our studio. Whilst reading her book I realized that we come from the exact same background, literally it was like I was reading an autobiography of myself. wanting to be a professional dancer, spending hours and hours a day training, fighting terrible battles with my body, my weight and my self esteem.