Tonight it was Alexanders turn to do classes and do step in the evening, so as soon as he got home I went to the gym ealier to try out the pilates class.

The class reminded me of why I love Les Mills so much. It wasn’t a BAD class, but I did get bored quickly, and in my opinion some of the exercises I did consider unsafe. An example was a move where we did a full cobra and then let go with our arms rapidly and swung down into a position where we had our arms and legs extended and lifted (back extension type move). As it is in BODYBALANCE we no longer lift both the arms and legs at the same time, because in a group fitness situation this can be unsafe. So not only did we do both arms and legs at the same time, but we also swung into that position from a cobra. Not something I’d personally recommend even to advanced participants!

But I have to say that the classes at the gym are helping me pick up Dutch words. During the class everything was “Adem in en Adem out” and “boekspeiren” (spelling???).

That’s a couple of extra words to my vocabulary (which is pretty limited at the moment).

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  1. Hi Mel,

    Somewhat followed you when you lived in Holland.
    Had contact concerning Pipera and Trancendental, when they were having their fight.
    I’m a BP, BB, BV instructor for a long time already.
    Also I am a certified STOTT Pilates instructor Mat
    and Injuries and Special Populations(ISP). What I read about your knee and the pilates you are following, find a STOTT Pilates cert. ISP instructor and I guarantee you, your problem(s) will be solved.
    Good Luck Mel in Bendigo, the club looks smart, try and find one to also be able to teach MEN,
    Kind Regards and Good Luck, Annelies, man. Va Bene health & fitness centre Reeuwijk Holland

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