What was that you said…?

I thought you suggested Pie and Lattes not PILATES!!!!  I stole that wee joke from a sign outside one
of our local bakeries, it made me smile but let me tell you pilates is no joke…
This morning seen me awaken to a reminder on my phone to
get down to a Pilates class held in Bangor with Niall Moraghan.  One of Jane mates had been kind enough to
provide me with a voucher for 6 sessions with him and so I thought I would take
it up.  This was reinforced last week after
one of my readers suggested I attend his classes too.
Feeling headachy and nauseated I decided not to let that
get in the way and to carry on.  I have
come to the recognition recently that feelings hold far too much sway in my
life.  I arrived slightly wishing I had
asked what you needed to bring and for details of the dress code.  Dressed in a pair of shorts and the longest
t-shirt I could find to avoid builder crack I entered the buildings of Bangor
Lawn Tennis Club. With my exercise mat and bottle of water under my arm I
assured myself that all was well and that I wasn’t about to make a fool out of
myself.  Chuffed that I was one of the
first to arrive I took my place at the very back of the room and in the furthest
corner I could find.  As time passed I
was relieved to note that that I had chosen my clothes well and was amongst
various ages and shapes of likeminded people.
The class kicked off and I immediately got into it.  Ten minutes later I was sweating and the
pulse in my head was thumping.  Was this
a mistake I heard myself ask but trying to again ignore myself I shifted my
attention to the monster of a playlist the coach was playing.  He’s got very good taste and I suspect his
record collection and musical tastes share a lot of similar ground to my own.
30 minutes later and I was shattered, enjoying myself but
knowing full well that the class was pushing my physical boundaries.  I found myself hoping that the class would
come to an end and 10 minutes later it did. 
Relieved but having had a good time I thanked Niall and said I wanted to
return next week.  Pilates really does
give you an all over body work out.  Yes your lungs won’t burst and your pulse won’t race but you leave knowing you have
worked. I suspect I will have stiff muscles tomorrow and it will therefore have
done what I wanted to.

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