What Pilates Has Given Me. By Ilaria Pulidori
The answer is; Pilates has given me so much, I feel lucky that this discipline has become part of my life. I love Pilates, my daily practice routine improves my physical and mental well-being; after every workout I feel stronger, more flexible, more aware of my body, and more conscious of myself. Thanks to this, I feel like a physically fit woman that, in my 50s, is perhaps stronger and more flexible than when I was 30.
Teaching this discipline implies a continuous growth; I learn every day and absorb new information on muscle mechanics from clients, students and colleagues. I have the opportunity and the luck to stimulate my mind and, together with this, give well-being to others.
I started my journey into Pilates in 2003, training with a school that proposes the classic approach. In 2008, I got in touch for the first time with BASI just by chance, through web-search, when BASI was still not well known in Italy. I bought Rael's DVD and his book. Immediately an endless cascade of information began to flow in front of me, and which continues until this day. I never thought I could start such an intense and exciting process of study, practice, learning, understanding, which provided me the tools to appreciate the physical exercise in a more technical and analytical way.
I was able to find answers to many of the issues that I previously encountered during my career as a professional dancer and Pilates teacher. This has been a rewarding and positive energy source. I have been overwhelmed by the positive energy and serenity since the first moment I met Rael and BASI.
I feel like a woman who still has a desire and got the chance to positively grow and face the world, make my own choices about my live and be supportive for others. Because this is what I'm receiving. For my attitude I have always needed to work in a calm and peaceful environment, where human relations, respect, and humbleness are a priority over everything else. Rael and BASI encompass all of this, in addition to a great professionalism. I found friends and colleagues that I cannot wait to meet again and that give me so much and elevate my being. BASI Pilates has given me an irreplaceable team of colleagues with whom a relationship based on mutual respect has been established. They are always ready to share their passion with me and the desire to improve. I feel like a woman surrounded by sincere friendships, there is no envy or competition.
I have been able to realize very important projects about Pilates thanks to BASI and, above all, thanks to my husband, who has always raised my being believing in me, offering me his moral and concrete support day after day. With all this, I can be a wife and a mother of three wonderful guys with a renewed positive attitude, making me a happy and a satisfied woman.
I have no more words to describe how much Pilates and BASI Pilates have contributed positively to being a woman, according to my expectations and limitations, fully satisfied!