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I Survived My First Semi Pilates Class

Posted on April 02 2019

Before my first group Pilates class, I was a bit nervous and anxious. I had taken a gentle Yoga class before, but Pilates was something new to me. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the other students and wouldn’t understand the Pilates cues and would bomb the exercises.

I arrived 10 minutes before class to fill out paperwork and during this time, I asked questions and mentioned my shoulder issue.  I have bursitis in my right shoulder. Within a few minutes, my fears subsided, not only was the instructor nice, she was very knowledgeable about impingement syndrome.  I knew right then I was in good hands. So, when she walked from behind the counter, I couldn’t help but notice she was wearing the coolest leggings I’ve ever seen. A few minutes later, a couple more students trickled in wearing more of the same awesome colors and vibrant prints on their legs.  I was intrigued and knew if I was to continue doing Pilates, I would have to step up my legging game.  She mentioned she was wearing a Los Angeles based brand, KDW Apparel and went on and on about how great these leggings were. She goes on to say that she was a brand Ambassador for KDW and if I used her discount code, I would score a percentage off my purchase.  She needed to say no more, I was in. Like most women, I love a discount. So, by now, I’m feeling comfortable with this instructor and feeling pretty good about this class. I was ready to rock this Pilates class even in my faded grey leggings that I probably should’ve donated a year ago.

Pilates class

I must admit, I killed this class and when she cued us to peel our lower back off the mat one vertebra at a time and when she told us to lift up and out of our shoulders like a wine bottle, I just watched everyone else and did what they were doing. It was awesome. If you are hesitant about attending your fist Pilates class, don’t worry. My advice is to tell your teacher that it’s your first class and let her know before class begins if you have any injuries or tightness in a specific area.  If the teacher is good at their job, they’ll genuinely find the best possible ways to modify your workout if you have any injuries or tightness.

Moreover, as per my Pilates instructor, a person should wear the most comfortable active wear and being stylish is a plus to give you the utmost comfort and motivate you to be your best self.  Wearing fitted activewear is key when you’re doing Pilates, so the instructor will be able to check your alignment during the session. 

My first KDW Apparel purchase was the Malibu Barbie leggings and the Teaser Racer back tank. And the instructor was right, if you wash them in cold water and hang dry, your KDW Apparel leggings will last forever.  The quality is amazing. My leggings still look brand new!

You can hit the official website of KDW Apparel to acquire some trendy pieces for yourself. You’re going to love them for sure. And if you want to score that 15% discount code, check out their Ambassadors on Instagram or Facebook for discount codes.

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