Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More - Find your Core at our Center
Things to consider
  • Try not to eat a couple hours before you exercise to keep the digestive system free of stuff.  This will allow the muscles to work better (of course, if you are diabetic or have other issues, eat when is appropriate). 
  • Find out YOUR mind-body type which is called your dosha or constitution which can help you manage your health and well-being.  In Ayurvedic Medicine and philosophy, there are 3 basic mind-body types and these 3 aspects combine to make you.  You can do a free questionnaire at Lissa Coffey's questionnaire and/or Maharishi questionnaire.   Everyone has different percentages of these aspects, therefore, one size does not fit all. Listen to yourself.
  • Find the edge and work there. On a scale of 1 to 10, it would be about a 7.  Working deeply but, you can maintain a stable breath pattern and proper form without strain.
  • Each day the body is different so don't expect to do the same number of repetitions or difficulty of exercise. Just find the intensity level where you can work now in the "present moment", do your best and that's all you need to create change and a healthy, strong, yet supple, body and mind.
  • You are responsible for what you do or don't do.  If something doesn't feel right or hurts, let the instructor know so we can make modifications and adjustments or just don't do it!  It takes more courage to not do what everyone else is doing.  Watch the ego.  Don't compare yourself to anyone else.  Just give 100% during each exercise as each body is different and you may or may not be able to do what your neighbor is doing.  Stop if you get tired or sloppy.  One bad rep can undo all your diligent work and is not worth risk of injury.  We are NOT looking for the burn. We want oxygen to get to the muscles and brain.  In the yoga sutras, it says easy and comfortable.  That doesn't mean wimpy but, it doesn't mean eye balls popping out either.
  • Practice makes perfect. You've heard that a million times.  It takes over 1000 repetitions to master something. Be patient. Practice. Be persistent. It will come and you will change if you relax and do the work.
  • Find balance in your body and mind.  Find both power and grace.  Find your inner peace.  You will have an AWESOME experience!

More stuff to think about 
  • Turn off cell phones.  If you are on call or need it on in an emergency situation, please turn it to vibrate.  If a call must be taken, please step outside so as to not disturb others in the programs. 
  • Remove shoes at the front entrance.  This helps keep the studios clean since we are barefoot most of the time.  Of course, you can wear socks if desired.  Yoga/pilates toe sox are suggested, especially for the equipment classes (many studios are requiring them for safety and sanitary reasons). Shoes must be carried in for Zumba, Piloxing, foot problems, etc.  This helps keep our floors clean and free from "street stuff".
  • Don't chew gum while you are working out. It's a choking hazard especially when we are laying down or upside down and it's difficult to fire the abdominals and breathe correctly with gum in the mouth.
  • Remove dangling jewlery...stuff has gotten caught on the equipment.
  • Don't wear perfume/cologne to class as some people are allergic and most are toxic with alcohol and other ingredients that seep into your lungs and blood stream.  

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