“One of the cornerstones of Teresa’s Aging Strong Pilates classes is balance. She drills us with fun balance exercises every week and last Thursday it paid off for me, in a big way.
I was leaving Safeway with two grocery bags (similar weight, evenly balanced, carrying properly) when I spied a very attractive man walking from the parking lot toward the store. A VERY attractive man! Instead of watching where my feet were going, I was watching him; making quick calculations in my head, would our paths cross close enough for a smile or nod or … dare I say, a wink? Sad to say, in my inattention, I tripped over the curb.
This story could have had a number of unhappy endings. I could have fallen and been seriously hurt, or at least scraped my knees; perhaps I’d have broken my foot – that did happen several years ago under similar circumstances (curb, not cute guy). He wasn’t close enough to have caught me, so no “meet cute” story. But, I was able to stop myself from falling because my body remembered Teresa’s “clock” exercises where we stand on one foot and move the other foot in and out to different points around our bodies. Tick tock. ”
“I didn’t get to meet the guy, but also my face didn’t get to meet the sidewalk. That is a definite win, I’d say!”
~ Rose Morgan (Aging Strong Pilates® class participant since inception)