Tell us a little about yourself
I am a 24-year-old grad student studying Clinical Psychology and a full time cat mom of two. I grew up in Taiwan and moved to California when I was 13. I am an introvert who enjoys doing things that require minimal people and physical activity.
What brought you to Kerri Baker Pilates?
I first went to Kerri Baker Pilates after feeling unhappy about how my body was looking after training with a personal trainer (bulky). I wanted to find a private instructor who could help me strengthen and tone my muscles while tailoring the workouts to my body and my needs.
If you have any health issues, how has Pilates helped you?
I used to have lower back pains from bad posture, but Pilates has significantly helped with it.
What are some of the benefits you’ve found from your Pilates practice?
I have abs! My core strength has definitely developed from Pilates. Pilates has also been a huge stress reliever for me because it is a workout that coordinates the body and the mind. From learning to breathe to focusing on muscles that I have never noticed before, Pilates always helps me feel more centered and lifts up my mood.
How would you describe Pilates to a friend or coworker who wasn’t familiar with it?
It's like yoga but with a lot more emphasis on building core strength. (also a lot more pointed feet)
What do you like most about Pilates?
I love that Pilates makes me more self-aware of my body. I am more aware of my posture and breathing, of how I move and align my body when doing activities, of how my body has built more strength and flexibility over time.
Any last-minute thoughts for someone contemplating starting Pilates with Kerri Baker?