I started practising PowerMoves Pilates in Sep 08 and average about 2 sessions per week.
2. How did you get started? What were the triggers / motivations? Who introduced you to Pilates?
I underwent surgery to remove a slipped disc in Aug 08 and wanted to do something that will not only help me recover but also to make me stronger in order for me to continue to pursue other sports that I enjoy e.g. swimming and cycling.
My wife, Sharon, started on Pilates first as she too was looking for a form of exercise that helps build and strengthen the body’s foundations. She convinced me to give it a try and we’ve not looked back since.
3. What has Pilates done for you, healthwise, so far? Can you compare your present condition to your condition before you did Pilates?
One obvious advantage from practising Pilates is the speed in which I recovered from my surgery. Combining Pilates with regular swimming minimized “down time” post-surgery and allowed me to participate in the swimming leg of a triathlon in March this year, as a member of a relay team.
Since I started practising Pilates, I’ve come to be more aware and have a greater sense of how to control the movements of the various parts of my body to avoid exercise injuries.
4. Looking forward, what are your health goals and for how long do you intend to practise Pilates? Will you get your family and friends to try it?
I plan to remain actively engaged in sports that I enjoy e.g. swimming and cycling, and will continue to complement these with Pilates at PowerMoves.
I would most definitely encourage my family and friends to take up Pilates to improve their overall well-being and more!
Tracking the progress of Herbin Chia and his commitment to making a positive change in his life and in his body at PowerMoves Pilates in the Park Singapore.