Can’t stop, won’t stop. As you know, I recently worked on a series of posts with ZICO Coconut Water on creating and completing items off my ‘life list.’ It has been amazing. I’m trying new things and making changes to my life that are really letting me live more purposefully. One of the things I recently completed was trying out a Pilates class. I had always wanted to try out a class, using a reformer, so I reached out to my friend, Dottie of Reformer Fit Pilates in Dana Point and headed in for a class! Located down by the marina, the location is gorgeous and it got my mind right as I headed in to my class.
Reformers work off of a series of springs that allow for various levels of resistance. Since I haven’t worked out in, like, forever, I hoped she would go easy on me. Pilates is designed to build strength and flexibility and is great for all types of people and fitness levels. She assured me I would be ok.
We got started and Dottie walked me through some beginning stretches. I immediately knew that I would really like using the reformer. And I wouldn’t say that she went easy on me, but she recognized my limits but still had me push through.
Until we did ab work. I watched Dottie do a plank first and wondered if I would be able to do it. I had visions of collapsing on to the reformer but I managed to do it! And then I managed to do the pike exercises where you use your ab muscles to draw the board back towards your feet, buns in the air. I was pleased with myself.
I am so grateful that Dottie shared her gift with me and let me try out my first reformer class! I’m dying to start classes regularly! And thank you to Lauren for taking the photos!
Find out more about her studio: Reformer Fit – 24901 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Ste. A 110, Dana Point, CA 92629. (949) 614-3604. Email for more info info at reformerfit.com!
And when you are done, head right next door to Organic Tree Juice Bar. The staff is super awesome and, like the pilates studio, the space is bright and comfy.
I tried the “Oz” green juice, with extra ginger, and it was awesome! I’m not a fan of most green juices, but I really enjoyed this one! Next time you are in Dana Point be sure to head here! I headed home with my juice feeling really great. And my muscles only stayed sore for a few days…