Core training is essential for balance and mobility, especially as we get older. A Pilates Reformer class is a great place to strengthen your abs and lower back. The Flowood YMCA has a Reformer waiting for you.
Meg Outlaw has been teaching Pilates Reformer classes for 11 years. She knows fitness begins in the middle of our bodies.
Meg says, “If you don’t have that stability in the core, everything else is going to suffer. Joint mobility, flexibility, everything emanates from your core.”
The Reformer targets your core through a series of low impact movements. Its carriage slides easily as you work your legs, arms and everything in between.
Janet Reihle is the Director of Development for the Metro Area YMCA.
She says,”We have dedicated instructors who really focus on your movements in class. (They) Strengthen all of your body and work on your balance.”
Classes last about an hour, and space is limited, so you will need to sign up in advance. When it’s over you’ll know you had a workout.
Meg says, “But there are ways to modify, to bring it, so that everybody can feel successful when they take the class.”
All ages and fitness levels are welcome, and nobody has to pay extra.
Janet says, “We do offer this class as a free benefit of YMCA membership, because we think it’s important for all people to have access to this high level of training and the support they need to be better and healthier.”
So, what are waiting for?
Meg concludes,” You know it’s just a wonderful way to begin your day or end your day.
Working out in a class is a great way to build relationships while you build muscle. The Flowood Y also has Boot Camp classes for no extra charge. I’ll go through one of those before the month is over.