Pilates classes

 

 

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I read a fascinating article about How Wellness Became the New Luxury Status Symbol and I have to say, with the many brags in my Instagram feed about marathons, green juice and cute workout outfits, a lot of this is true. Though I was unaware of such lifestyle trend, I’m afraid I may have been guilty a few times of posting my green juice and pilates selfies. I have not yet revealed my “abs” though, and that’s not really going to happen, haha.

My passion for Pilates has nothing to do with a lifestyle trend. Pilates is the only fitness activity that works for me. It has helped me so much with my neck pains. In terms of the fitness fashion trends, I have very few workout outfits that I have been rotating for a while now. After reading that article, I’m thinking I really should be making an effort to look more fashionable in my pilates outfits. My green juice isn’t “a display of wealth, discipline, and responsibility”, as the article states. I am a real believer in the power of enzymes found in raw green vegetables. Yes, buying all that organic kale, cucumber, celery and wheatgrass can add up. But it’s something I make room for in our budget.

I love my Pilates community. In the almost one year that I’ve been regularly going to my sessions at Options Studio, I have reached a level of comfort among the instructors and women who have private sessions during my same schedule. Pilates, for us, isn’t a social thing. It’s totally personal. We all have our own goals and reasons for doing pilates.

I do private sessions at least twice a week. Options Studio has semi-private sessions, which is a great idea if you want to work out with a friend or spouse. Its also a great mother-daughter activity. They also have small group classes. In the next few weeks, Options Studio’s Master Trainer Ole Eugenio will be conducting master classes. Ole is a well-respected pilates practitioner, not just in the Philippines, but all over the region. I’ve posted his schedule below. Beginners are welcome.

 

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Me and the master himself, Ole Eugenio.

 

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Cardiolates spells fun… and endorphins!

 

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I love early morning sessions

 

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With my trainer Camille

 

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Trying to stretch me into the splits.

 

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After a session.

 

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My post-pilates “glow” haha!

 

See you at Options Studio!

 

Options Studio branches:
Salcedo village: 553-3314 / 585-1404 / 0917-874-6888
The Fort: 403-7154 / 0917-542-0460
Greenhills: 623-8449 / 0917-890-3229
Podium: 695-3263 / 0917-529-3307

 

 

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  • Elna Loberiano

    Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. Even in London I always hear people talk about eating right, doing the right physical training and all of those fitness and lifestyle related thing. :) Because I love water sports and used to do it a lot in the Philippines, I decided to join a health club when I moved to London, and got into spinning as well as latin dance class…that’s all I did until Sept 2009 when I had a lower back injury and started doing Pilates. Been doing it 2-3 times a week and it really helped me a lot with my lower back pains. So now I can’t live without Pilates. :) Will definitely try Options Studio on my next visit to the Phils. Seems like it’s the best place to do Pilates in Manila.

    • Anonymous

      That’s great Elna. Let me know when you’re planning to come here. I’ll arrange some sessions for you at Options.

      • Elna Loberiano

        Thank you Daphne. Will certainly let you know before I visit the Phils.

  • Larissa Mae Tan

    i think i might give pilates a try :) you’re looking really good, ms. daphne :)

    • Anonymous

      I highly recommend it. It’s so good for the body… and mind.