47. Are you sitting comfortably?
Pilates isn’t just about classes or mat work. Its principles can be applied to almost any situation, making it possible to do yourself some good wherever you are – in the office, on the bus or down the pub.
Life, I find, has an irritating habit of butting into my schedule of exercise and well-being. In theory I have an eight-hour regime of taking care of myself in the gym and Pilates studio, but in practice little things like work, family and friends tend to get in the way. One of the beauties of Pilates is that it can be applied to almost any physical activity – or inactivity. You can be working out without anyone knowing. You really can be working out by sitting on your arse.
Sitting isn’t as easy as it looks. ...