Time: 1 hour
My friend Naomi Brown is training to be a pilates instructor and offered to give me a lesson. I've never done yoga or pilates, so naturally I said yes.
I met her and her husband Chris for brunch, then returned to their place. After a half-hour period of digestion while watching MTV's The State, we got started.
Pilates is not a high-activity form of exercise; it focuses on stretching and exercising your core muscles with minimal movements. Some of the exercises were easy, others required moving fatigued muscles while balancing and were much harder.
|It looks like I'm just lying down, but I'm actually doing something moderately difficult. I think this was called "banana lifts."|