If you are like me – you are going to be watching a lot of the Olympics!! I just love seeing all the competition, meeting the Olympians, and hearing the back stories. It’s not lost on me, however, that watching the Olympics can be very sedentary. As the athletes are running, jumping. swimming, reaching, striving, and doing their hardest physical challenges… I’m making a dent in my sofa 😦
But it doesn’t have to be that way!! Here is my Olympic challenge to you:
Each time an American wins a Gold medal – Pilates hundreds!
Each American Silver medal – Hold a plank 10 or more breaths
Each American Bronze medal – Leg circles – 5 each leg
American’s in the pool? – Pilates swimming on the mat!
Every tear-jerker back story – bridge/spine articulation
Each story about Brazil – Criss Cross on the floor! (remember shoulder to hip focus not elbow to knee and extend those legs long)
That should keep you moving while the athletes compete! Have fun with it- add more if you like!
Lucie is PMA certified Pilates Instructor with specializations in prenatal and post-partum Pilates as well as the use of Pilates as therapy for back pain, injuries and chronic conditions. She loves the challenge of teaching all types of bodies and helping her students achieve their goals. With Pilates, Lucie is able to help her students find their core and create balance and symmetry in their bodies.
Lucie has been teaching group and private exercise sessions for more than 15 years. She has found that Pilates is a great compliment to many other athletic pursuits as it lengthens, stretches, and rehabilitates the body.
Lucie owns 12South Pilates in Nashville, TN and offers private, duet, trio, group equipment Pilates classes at her studio. She also holds certifications in TRX, Spinning, and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Lucie was a college athlete competing in track and cross country.
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