Day 19 – It’s been almost 3 weeks and I`m still going strong with my daily Pilates practice. What I’m finding harder however, is finding time to write everything up on this blog! I’ve been running a day late for the past week but I’m determined to still try and give each day its own post.
After my reflections on Michael King’s spine corrector class, I decided I would try focusing on not watching the class as much as just listening to the cues. For some exercises I could do this fully and be confident I was performing the correct exercise and with decent technique just by listening to Amy’s cues. With other exercises this was harder. In particular the ones I was more familiar with and/or knew by the same name as Amy were far easier to perform with audio only. Whereas exercises I knew less well, or perhaps knew them by a different name, I found myself reaching for my iphone to have a look. Amy obviously had a great cueing style for me to be able to attempt this at all and I think it would be an interesting exercise as an instructor to record yourself teaching and then get someone to try your class just by listening to the audio.