When you think about it, there are so many different ways to exercise. Someone can break a sweat by running, lifting weights, or even bending it on the yoga mat. These are all great ways to use your body, but there is one workout where your whole body is truly used: Pilates.
I recently worked out at Turning Point Fitness, located in Westerville, where I was taught that Classical Pilates was designed to improve physical strength, flexibility and posture, while being aware of how your body is using its muscles. During my Pilates Tower class, which lasted about an hour, both mat and equipment were used to engage my core and learn where my balance points were.
Instructor and owner, Lisa Hunsaker, did a phenomenal job instructing my moves during class, making sure I was using my core and other muscles to their maximum ability. Even though that was my first time practicing Pilates, Lisa did her best to make sure I was following along, and I was getting the hang of it in no time! I never felt behind or confused. I felt like I was a member of the studio!
Lisa stressed the fact that the instructors at Turning Point Fitness don’t participate in the classes, and instead, they lead them. This is very beneficial to the art of Pilates because each person will receive the hands-on attention they deserve to get the best practice. I was given a very personal experience during my Pilates Tower class.
The staff was very friendly and encouraging during the class, and the studio had a very relaxing atmosphere. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming, because that is the culture of Turning Point Fitness. This studio also focuses on smaller numbers of class attendance in order for each attendee to get the most attention to benefit their practice.
In addition to Pilates, Turning Point Fitness offers small group classes such as Spinning, Barre, Boxing, TRX and personal training. If you sign up right now, your first class is free. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and check out their website for more information!
It has almost been a week and I can honestly say that I am still sore, but hey… at least I worked out my core!
Ryan and Kelly of Sweat Local Columbus