For those of you who haven’t made it into one of my classes in South Miami, I’ll tell you I’m a firm believer in hard work.
To me, if you’re not working hard to achieve a goal (whether you’re at the gym, at work, or even in life in general), what’s the point?
Within reason as an instructor, I love to push my clients! Whether that means giving them a little extra motivation to keep their tailbone down while working on Footwork, encouraging them to hold planks (with proper alignment!) for a whole minute, or giving them the courage to hang upside down in a split on the Cadillac, everyone needs that extra push.
Having been a fitness enthusiast and gym-goer for quite some time now, and also as a new instructor, music has and always will be one of my biggest sources of motivation. At this point, the motivation may not be about keeping my tailbone down during footwork or even completing a reformer class, but if a fellow instructor challenged me to 20 mountain climbers on the Pilates chair, I too would need a push.
I came across this quote on BuzzFeed the other morning.
Because of my strong belief in the power of music, I enjoy creating my own playlists for class. I am a true believer that a song, line, or even lyric can give you that extra motivation needed to complete your hour of Pilates.
I tend to gravitate towards today’s top hits but you’ll see below that I mix in some fun oldies or throwbacks from my favorite era (the 90s of course!).
What’s your favorite song to break a sweat with? Join us for a session at Pilates in the Grove and let the music motivate you!