Why take a surfing workshop?
- Because at Pilates Garage we do a lot of balance work in our classes and it is a fun new way to explore balance and how it relates to your core strength.
- Because our backs are tight and rolled forward in our work and/orhobbies and surfing really works to open up the chest, strengthen the shoulders and the back so you can paddle your board out and catch a wave.
- Because core stability in relation to your limbs is needed to paddle out and then stand up on the board and we all need to work on that.
- Because endurance is neededto paddle out and catch waves and we could all use some more endurance.
Surfing entered my life when a friend took me down to the jersey shore for my 40th birthday. I did not stand higher then my knees but I did catch some waves and the awesomeness of being in sync with the power of the ocean was pretty incredible.
We went to Costa Rica for surf camp. The highlight was that I caught and rode a 6 foot wave and I came home with a surf board.
A couple years later, a regular client who knew I had been surfing asked me to train her for surf camp. We had about 4 months. It was a lot of Pilates work in surf type positions. She went to camp and was the only one still standing after the first lesson. The only one without aches and pains the whole week. Yes she worked hard and we had a blast. I did a Surfs Up workshop after that and we had tons of fun. Only one person was actually a surfer in that group.
Think of this workshop as a fun way to explore and play with balance and discover how your core can aid in stability.
Even if you don't plan to catch a real ocean wave, come catch a roller wave in Surf's Up.