From the desk of Nicole Bender, CPI…
I’d like to introduce myself as newest Pilates instructor at OMBE. As part of this introduction, I will share with you my own personal experience and philosophy on the importance of making Pilates a part of any fitness regimen.
My career in fitness began as a personal trainer over ten years ago. As part of my work out regimen for clients I prescribe cardiovascular and weight training to increase fitness levels, which in turn helps a person shed pounds. Many people who want to start a fitness regimen place a lot of focus on burning calories and as most of us know, taking that approach is the sure fire way to lose weight which is important, but time and time again I see very fit/thin people with very bad posture and weak cores.
That is why I started to seek out a way to help my clients and Pilates was the answer. But before I just incorporated Pilates into my clients’ workout regimen, I had to see what Pilates could do for me. So I began including Pilates into my workout and was amazed at the results! I noticed my midsection shape up within two weeks and my back felt stronger, which allowed my posture to improve. I no longer had to make an effort to hold my shoulders back and pull my stomach in. Friends started commenting and I started sharing!
Most recently I became Stott Pilates certified. I believe Stott Pilates, exercises that are designed to restore the naturalcurves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, are essential for any individual in every day life. These exercises, placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, integrate to build core strength. Preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities. I also recognize the importance of Stott Pilates to sport-specific training, individuals recovering from injury, pre and post-natal, and the aging individual.
I am excited to be the new Pilates instructor at OMBE. I have so much I want to share with all of you and I know that I can help people transform their bodies in ways they didn’t think possible. Every move our body makes originates from the core, so shouldn’t it be the most important part of our body to strengthen?
Join me at OMBE for Pilates mat classes on Mondays at 6:30pm or Thursdays at 12:00pm. Book online or call the front desk at 617.447.2222 to reserve a space in class. To see maximum results, I offer private training on the reformer. Click here for more information on private sessions.