School holiday is here! Looking for activities to entertain your family? What about a Family Workout?
A Family that plays together, stays together!
Pilates Inc., a part of The Moving Body Group offers various types of exercise programs that is friendly for all ages. Pilates is a movement method that emphasizes the importance of moving from the deep muscles of the body. The concepts of breath, stability and alignment are taught to help one improve core strength, flexibility and posture.
We were invited to try out a session with Instructor Kelvin at Pilates Inc. We reached earlier than the appointment time and had some time to do some stretches ourselves (I mean the girls did their stretching, I took photos).
I think Joey is very interested in learning gymnastics.
There are quite a bit of different equipment we usually don’t see in a usual gym. Actually all these reminds me a bit of chiropractic sessions.
We were served water with lemon-slices and apples.
Finally Instructor Kelvin arrived and our
torture pilates session started. He started off by explaining to us some basic understandings of how our bones are aligned and functions. Can you see why I am seated so straight up? Feeling guilty of not being a good example for my girls =p
After the easy part, we were put through the exercises. First up, learning how to balance the correct way, in between the 2nd & 3rd toes and also expanding our stomach area to activate the core muscles while balancing.
Since pilates is a form of strengthening our core muscles, the following exercises are just the perfect way to do so. Joey sat on my stomach area to enhance the experience of using my core muscles. For the girls, using a soft gym ball will have the same effect.
Caution! Don’t try any of the exercises at home without the right instructions from the experts. It may seems easy but not doing it the right way will have more harm than benefits.
Planking! Buttocks down and belly button up. Hold for as long as you can. This is a killer exercise.
Since I am the only guy, most of the exercises I was ‘volunteered’ to be the demonstrator. Siong ah!
Stretching and more punching moves after the entire session.
Thanks to Kelvin and Pilates Inc., we had a great time exercising together as a family and I love it! Hopefully this will encourage the girls to exercise with me more in future.
On top of the giveaway, all readers can receive a 10% discount if you mention ‘JBabies’ when you sign up for the School’s Out Package.
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