Have you ever heard the phrase “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for”? It is a deeply held truth for me. And along with it, I believe there is always, always, always something to learn. Luckily, the Pilates in Holland team agrees with me. They have been busy actively learning throughout quarantine.
While I have become a chicken mama, Terree has been super busy, taking Mat 1, Mat 2, and Mat 3, with Ahme Bovee. She has also learned to make masks and enjoyed using this time to get to know her PIH team better!
Terree and Kari also took an anatomy class with Ahme.
Jayne has taken a Mat 3 class, as well as a couple of classes with master Balanced Body teacher Erika Quest, including one on aging. She is just about to start a class with Margot McKinnon, founder of Body Harmonics (Ahme’s trainer), on osteoporosis. In addition, Jayne has been baking bread, learning Spanish, Zoom, iMovie, and how to collaborate virtually with an accompanist!
Jayne & Deb completed a virtual chair class with Poise and Strength’s Tiffany Burke. Deb also learned that she likes taking walks, it’s a new, healthy pastime! Check out this short video Jayne made about scapular mobility on the chair.
They all have tons in store for you when we’re back in the studio!
Whether it be a new skill, a new fact, a new way to move, or a new outlook on something, you go out and learn something new. It keeps us curious, alert, and most of all, humble. It can also be a tool for understanding, if you lean in, and for creating deeper and more meaningful connections. It’s also highly liberating. After all, it’s impossible to know everything, so why pretend to?! Keep learning, keep growing, and keep living!
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I am so thankful, Mandy, that you continuously stress “Positive Energy” for all aspects of daily living and this always being given with Gratefulness. In a study done and shared on CNN Health (“Negative thinking linked to dementia in later life, but you can learn to be more positive”), this following statement was made: “A new study found that repetitive thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.” The entire article is excellent. I read it and thought about you and Pilates!