I first learned about WundaBar Pilates from reading posts written by a fellow blogger. Melissa of theValentineRD was sharing her experience about a 60 day fitness challenge that she was participating in. I am a fan of fitness challenges and have participated in a both a 30 day yoga and a 60 day barre challenge in the past. I had the pleasure of first meeting Melissa online and then in person at a few fitness events. She is an inspiration and a genuinely nice person! When Melissa began sharing her journey I followed along very closely. I knew that she had some issues with a back injury and that this type of exercise had benefits for her. I have some issues with my back and hip due to scoliosis and the core strengthening aspect sounded ideal. I love that it is an instructor led exercise. I really want and need a pro there to make sure that proper form is being used. I felt safe that I would not be doing more harm than good. To me, it's smart exercise. After 40+ years in this body, I've learned to be careful not to injure myself. Knowing that someone is trained and certified in what they teaching is very reassuring. When someone "has your back" like that, it makes for a better workout!
During the time that Melissa was going through her challenge, there wasn't a WundaBar Pilates studio in San Diego. As soon as one DID open up in my area she graciously shared the information. I was doing back flips! WundaBar is now in San Diego! They held a private introductory class for bloggers. I signed up right away! I was anxious about trying it since I've never taken any type of pilates class, but very excited nonetheless. I was also VERY happy that I got to see BOTH Melissa of theValentineRD AND Melissa of Melissa Running It. They are my fitness heroes! Inspirational for sure because you CAN be fit in your forties! They are living proof of that!
|I love this picture that I snapped of Bri and Bill in their San Diego studio. WundaCouple!|
I know this may sound odd - but I kinda like NOT being so great at things on the first try. Sometimes when you suck at something then work your butt off to get great at it, it gives you an even bigger sense of accomplishment! Who wants to head to the studio with me so that we can strive for greatness together?! NOTE: Your first class as a WundaRookie is FREE!
Disclosure: I attended a complimentary class. All opinions are my own and a blog post was not a requirement. I loved the class and wanted to share my experience!