Day 141: Yesterday morning I woke up and did a quick 15 minute TRX circuit and then walked the 45 minute hike into work. I love walking everywhere. I can let my mind wander and not have to pay attention to anything other than my breath. I will admit though, I am stoked for my bike to get a little tune up so I can speed up my alternate mode of transportation.
Day 142: Today was such a treat! A friend of mine put me in touch with Nicole Cutler, the owner of Powerhouse Pilates in Cherry Creek. I had no idea what to expect since most of my pilates experience comes from lying on a mat and doing the dirty 100 with ten other women.
First off I was greeted by a huge, friendly, loving chocolate lab who wanted nothing but a good pet session. Since I sometimes think I might like animals more than humans (does this sound horrible? come on, they are the most amazing creatures!!), I was delighted to pet her for a few minutes as another client finished up. After my pup rub down, Nicole brought me back to her beautiful pilates studio. She walked me through a few different ab exercises, then we went to the reformer, followed by a pilates chair and topped off with the tall scary reformer that I do not remember the technical name of.
Although I can barely move my body right now, I did not realize how hard the exercises were because of how fantastic Nicole was throughout the entire session. Her high energy, fun personality and personalized cheerleading made me forget that I was in pain. I can’t wait to go back for another workout, puppy belly rubbin’ and some seriously fun instructor time.
So if you’re looking for a pilates studio or for a new instructor, look no further. Take my word, I promise you it will knock your arm fat right off!
**Bonus movement: I walked for 90 minutes all over this gorgeous city today.