Getting fit again
I have been following Friedeke's pilates and bodyshape classes for over a year now with great results. When people look at me now, they could possibly find it hard to believe that I have historically never been sporty. I carried about 20 kilos of 'baby weight' for more than 15 years after my children were born! I was overweight, unfit, and with arthritis in my toes, I waddled back and forth. LOL!
Approaching my 50's, I resolved that enough was enough, I wanted to see if I could get back to the body I had in my 30's. Resolve, I would say, is a vital ingredient for success, as is patience. Within a year, I became very fit, strong, and lost 20 kilos which I have maintained ever since! I wasn't dieting - I just found a new lifestyle, which is what I think exercise needs to be, as with a healthy eating habit.
For me, the combination of pilates, bodyshape and Friedeke is ideal. I have been working from home for some years now, and I used to be prone to aches and pains due to being inactive and/or sitting at the computer for too long. Just one pilates lesson with Friedeke is like I've had a 'relaxing' but effective full inner body workout and I rarely have aches and pains anymore. It is lovely to see the results, and I have built up a lot of strength, without feeling that I am trying too hard! My core is so strong now, that I literally am taller! I can reach the top of shelves without steps, because I can stretch properly and reach up, without wobbling or feeling uncertain of my arthritis toes. It's quite miraculous!
Friedeke is also very kindly bi-lingual in her lessons, being mindful that her clients are international. Bodyshape works beautifully with pilates and again focuses on the core and additional strength. If anyone is thinking of joining Pilates Principles, I recommend you schedule a phone call with Friedeke, and give it a try!
Groepslessen, Personal training