Guest Spotlight: Meet Angela
Angela Andrews has participated in Reformer class and StretchLates at TerraLuna since the studio opened in June, 2022 and we'd like to get to know her a bit better.
Would you share with us your Pilates story and how long you've been practicing Pilates?
I started Pilates to get back into shape after not working out for over a year and having surgery. I wanted a low impact relaxing work out that I could enjoy and not feel self conscious. I have been attending class at least twice a week since June.
What is an activity which was difficult for you in the beginning but is now easier?
I struggled with table top and arm straps the most in the beginning. It took about 3-4 weeks or so until my core became strong enough to be able to hold my legs up and use my arms.
Do you have an activity that you currently struggle with? If so, what are the challenge that you experience?
I am still struggling with planks and hand strap work. I am still working on strengthening my arms and core and that will come in time.
Tell us about props! Favorite and least favorite.
I enjoy using the ball under my foot during leg work. It forces you to really concentrate on keeping your hips down and aligned while doing leg work.
Do you have a goal you'd like to share with us or perhaps a little-known fact about you?
I am working on loosing weight, becoming physically stronger and healthier.
Do you have words of wisdom to share with other Guests?
It's important to do things for you and take care of your self and listen to your body. I learned that the hard way and now I am making sure I take the time to do some stress free activities such as Pilates.
Finally, what is one food/drink/item you cannot live without?
I could not live without a good pizza and ice cold water.
Thank you Angela, for sharing a bit about yourself and your Pilates journey!