It's so much more then toning your abs

By Bonny-lynn

It's been a tough week for me.

Truth is my Grandmother passed away. She was 92 years old. She lived a long beautiful life, but it's really been hitting me hard.

What I want to share with you is the big lesson that have come up over the last week:

My grandmother's service was held in this country church and it was just packed... standing room only.

And you know what?

Surprisingly, to us Pilates people we need to remember this...

Nobody talked about how strong her abs were, how toned her triceps were, or how flexible her hamstrings may be.

It was all about service, love, contribution and grace.

There's this great quote by Joe written about 10 years after Return to Life. He says this:

“Contrology movements are designed to exercise to its full extension every single bundle in the 800 voluntary muscle-motors each of us has been given to alter both themselves & the world’s face: serve Life’s great purpose. And stretch to its limit every tendon so we may the better serve.” -Joseph Pilates

He literally puts it out there.

This work is designed to help prepare you so you can help serve others. And I don't think I really got that the way that it just really hit me like a ton of bricks this week. And listening to my Grandmother's contribution to service and how she inspired so many people and how she cared for so many people and loved so many had a ripple effect. She's definitely left the world greater than when she came in.

I've been really thinking on what is my purpose?How am I going to help leave the world a little better place? How can I positively impact people? And as silly as it sounds, I think it's through Pilates.

It's going to look different for all of you, but I just want you to know that you all have a gift.

Pilates was to help prepare your body so you could serve life's great purpose, which is to serve others. Whatever that may be, maybe the smallest detail, maybe it is caring for a loved one, maybe it is taking a friend out for coffee in need. It's just sharing your light, you're a gift, and you all have it.

That's what I want you to get from me, is that it's not about being perfect at technique, it's about bettering yourself, continuing to grow, continuing to push your limits so you can spread your own light and serve others truly.

That is going to be my commitment to you, and commitment to the rest of my life is how can I make an impact and how can I serve.

I am so grateful to have you be a part of this community and give me a platform to share my experience with you.

My grandmother was an amazing woman. Thank-you for leaving the world a little brighter place.



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