Time is limited! We all get the same 24 hours. If ‘not enough time’ is the reason you give for not getting to exercise I want you to think about how you value time. There are some things I always make time for. Work, playing with my little boy on the beach in Lennox Head, food shopping, domestics AND PILATES!
I see friends and family choose other things to fill their 24 hours. We all get to choose. I notice in myself that work comes pretty high on the list, partly because it pays the bills and partly because I love it. What if exercise was just as important as work?
The thing is that exercise will pay you, probably more than your job ever will. Exercise will pay you by making you calmer, happier, stronger and more confident in your body. It will pay you the day you do it and it will keep paying you weeks, months, even years after.
These benefits may not be cold hard cash but they are currency. This is what my clients say about the value they get from doing Pilates with me:
I get a bounce in my step that lasts all weekJenny
I feel so alive after Pilates with Brigid that I move more in the rest of my lifeEmma
The classes have made me more aware of my body so I can feel myself moving better and holding myself betterCherie
Helping my clients get these benefits is what motivates me as a teacher. I love hearing people say they feel more aware, energised and comfortable in their own bodies. And I know these feelings and experiences make life richer and more wonderful.
So schedule your exercise with the same importance you schedule work and get paid well into the future.
Brigid Pearse is a Pilates and Movement teacher in Byron Bay, Ballina and Newrybar offering all levels Pilates mat classes at carefully selected halls and equipment classes in her home studio in Lennox Head.