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Climb Every Mountain With The Pilates Mind Body Connection

Summers are a time for relaxation and putting our Pilates and GYROTONIC(r) skills to the test. Here we are enjoying the Eastern Sierras and the abundance of snow, water, and growth. My husband and I try to visit here every year to escape the city pressures, breathe fresh air, and test our physical abilities at 7500+ feet of elevation.

This is a particularly meaningful trip. Last year, at this very location there was no snow, hardly any water flow and much less green growth. What a difference a year can make. Nature has it's own way and being out here is such a great reminder of all the beauty it possesses.

Climbing these mountains make us appreciate the time, money, and effort we put into our own fitness and health. As we get older, we realize more and more how important investing in a healthy lifestyle and exercising consistently allows us to have shared enjoyable experiences. It's our way of saying we appreciate each other beyond the aesthetic.

I prefer mindful holistic artistic exercise, such as Pilates, GYROTONIC(r), and ballet. He prefers weight and strength training. IT'S ALL GOOD! Because we both love hiking and can share moments like this. Our methods are mutually beneficial and supportive.

So, instead of increasing your anxiety, stress, and confusion as to the proper way to exercise, move, blah, blah, blah. Please just do something that requires strengthening movement in multidirectional directions. It will take time out of your day. At least 45 minutes two to three times a week. It will take commitment, focus, patience, and effort. It may make you sore. It might be a bit painful. Walk briskly, bike, or swim every day. And be sure to drink plenty of water with electrolytes.

Here's the rub. Life is challenging no matter what or who you are. There is no easy way. But, if you can do these things, your body and mind will begin to ignite and light up. People will notice. I see it in so many of my students over time. Self appreciation begins to take hold and climbing the metaphorical mountain starts to become a reality instead of just a dream.


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