Irina Lapteva is teaching Ballet Pilates in Brooklyn and Queens. If you do not know what Pilates is and if you didn’t read Ms. Lapteva’s blog post about “Pilates Is My Favorite Workout” then follow that link and watch a video.
And now a little bit about traveling and meditation, and what makes me feel good beside my work.
Travel is an important component of any person’s well-being. Just as healthy eating, exercising and meditating – traveling helps to shape our personality by opening the mind to new impressions, perspectives and ideas. It is important to reserve time in your life to travel and clean your mind, take a deep breath of air cleaned from rush and stress and escape from day-to-day routine.
Pilates is a body-toning system that improves flexibility, core strength, circulatory function, muscle control and coordination. Moreover, Pilates is my favorite workout.
My pilates is a set of stretching routines aimed at healing from injuries, burning calories, and sculpting long lean muscles through a combination of barre workout and mat pilates. This class lasts 60 minute and mixes the most effective exercises for everyone’s need. It gives you dynamic exercises accompanied by classical music. You can target and access each muscle group to shape your legs, flatten your abs, firm your upper body and so on. You’ll shape your muscles while improving posture and balance, because in my classes stretching immediately follows each exercise in order to relax you muscles and develop a posture.
Joseph Pilates created the method in the 1920s, and today pilates programs are available in any fitness centers and very popular among business people, performing artists, doctors, athletes and other busy people.