Anything done over and over again will get old, is switching up your fitness routine the answer?

If you’re looking for something to keep you in the gym, then yes! If you’re seeking long term and satisfactory results, then no!

Pilates teaches us how to move our bodies properly through repetition of slow and well thought out movements, which is different than moving slowly. Pilates works the body through a system of trail and error so the different exercises can build on themselves to literally transform the body and the mind. To become good at anything we must make mistakes, that is how we become better.

Making mistakes in your Pilates Lesson and fitness are good because this is how the muscles increase with strength and develop a faster communication network. The new patterns of movement learned at Pilates help people become increasingly more coordinated with a stronger mind and body communication. Next time your Pilates instruction is frustrating because you feel like you are not getting any of the exercises right, remember that you are actually priming the body and becoming a better exerciser.


If you do not use it, you lose it! At Nancy Wallace Pilates this takes on a whole new meaning! We instruct the body to master the mistakes it is currently making. This unique style of instruction calls the attention and focus to the exercise and pushes the physical and mental envelope. As you overcome one Pilates mistakes you will find that it eventually becomes easier and this is the advancement from Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance Pilates students of Nancy Wallace Pilates in Bellevue.

So instead of switching up the exercise, try slowing yourself down and think about how you are moving and how you could be moving better. Our bodies are giant computers that constantly communicate with every part of itself. Instead of overloading the hard-drive, clean it-up and work for efficiency. 

What are your thoughts?  Are you bored when you are learning something new?  If you are constantly taking your fitness routine to a new place, then, you’re probably not going to get bored as quick or at all. If you’re not interested in putting that much discipline into the workout at hand, then expect to eventually get bored and not see the long term results you are looking for.

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