Over the last few years I’ve learned that my body is capable of doing incredible things! I’ve pushed myself beyond what I thought were my limits, and I’ve gotten comfortable with machines at the gym that intimidated me for years. I can do ten miles on the elliptical…I can run and do Bikram Yoga. I’ve attended big fitness conferences, and I’ve been embraced by people there (most of whom were quick to remind me that I belonged as much as they did.)
And that makes me wonder what it would be like to attend this weekend conference in June hosted by Jennifer Kries. She’s inspirational and inspired, and spending a weekend being taught to “accomplish what is in your heart” seems like a great use of one’s time and money. I mean, I’d love to “discover my inner radiance!” And I could, no doubt, benefit from more core work. Here’s what one could expect to learn at this conference.
- The navel-to-spine connection
- Effortless effort
- The principle of opposition
- Economy of movement
- Dynamic rhythm and flow.
Doesn’t this list seem like it could benefit everyone?
I’ve heard so much about Pilates, but it’s the latest thing to intimidate me. Jennifer hosts other conferences for people who have done Pilates for at least a year. Clearly, that’s not me. But does that mean I could attend the weekend conference that I mentioned above? Can “beginner” also apply to someone like me who has never seriously tried Pilates?
I mean, I enjoy Bikram Yoga which focuses on core strength, and I’ve spent the last few years focusing on cardio, weights and my core. I’m stronger than I look, but I don’t know enough about Pilates to know if I could do it. (You know this means I’m going to try it soon, right? Right.)
I just need to figure out if I’m confident enough to immerse myself in a weekend of Pilates with a renowned expert or not.
Let me hear your thoughts on this. I have no desire to make a fool of myself, but I’m even less interested in skipping something that could be awesome because it makes me nervous.
What do you think? Have you tried Pilates? Would you be intimidated to go to a confernce hosted by someone like Jennifer Kries?