Five ways to take Pilates on vacation

Every good and wise teacher tells us to practice. My mentor Jay Grimes has said, “to know Pilates, you must practice,” and so to keep my body feeling full of Pilates I’ve come up with some ideas on how to stay movtivated on the road.

Here are some suggestions, so you don’t lose all those gains you make in the studio.

  1. Pack Workout Clothes.

    By packing my workout clothes, I may not know precisely when or where I will train, but at least it’s on the itinerary.

  2. Find A Studio.

    Before I travel, I will search for a studio to either take a private lesson or join a class. I have met some of my best Pilates friends by visiting a studio in my travels.

  3. Bring A Mat.

    After a long flight or Campervan ride, nothing brings me more relief than rolling out my mat and doing some Pilates. You can workout with me in my Mat Work on YouTube the next time you’re on the road.

  4. Bring A Laptop.

    Mari Winsor Pilates’ videos were my lifesaver over the years. Her videos inspired me to create my own YouTube Channel for students to practice when on holidays or away from the studio for long periods.

  5. Find A Wall.

    Every hotel room, Airbnb, or relatives’ home has a wall, and our “Quick Fix For Better Posture" video has some great ideas for using the wall to practice.

If you are planning to be away from the studio, I hope you will try some of these ideas to keep up with your practice.

Keep moving,

Carmen