What makes a Pilates body?
As Pilates instructors, we often feel pressured to have an ideal body, as proof that we do the work.
But if you’ve spent more than a nanosecond teaching Pilates (or on this earth), you already know it’s a game you can’t win.
Someone will always think you’re…
– Too thin
– Too fat
– Too muscular
– Not muscular enough.
You get the picture.
The irony of course is that if you’ve taken the time to experience, study, or teach Pilates, you know it’s for everybody…and it fits every body differently.
Pilates is about movement, not what you look like. In fact, that’s the genius of the work.
Whether your goals are fitness, function or yes, even aesthetics, it’s is diverse enough to meet you where you’re at and give you what you need.
That’s what this project is about – celebrating the diversity of the industry and rejecting the notion that there’s a single definition of a Pilates body or a Pilates teacher.
From March 1st through the 31st in conjunction with #MarchMATness, I’m going to be sharing images, stories and Pilates tips from a group of Pilates teachers with different bodies, philosophies and education on my Facebook and Instagram accounts.
And I’d love for you to join us!
Snap a pick of yourself doing Pilates and share your Pilates body story, philosophy or favorite movement tip on social media using the hashtag #ThisisPilates so we can follow each other’s stories.
You can do it once, twice or every day for the month of March if you’re playing along with @benjamindegenhardt brilliant #MarchMATness movement.
And for a little more about why I started #ThisisPilates, you can check out this blog post.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!