After many years of mostly walking for exercise, and only occasionally going for a workout, I decided to try Pilates after having heard about it from Hiroko, and hearing that she could provide the lesson entirely in English, which was also a plus.
That was a great decision!
She's more than just a teacher - she's a lifestyle coach with
her gentle workouts, which she makes sure you are doing correctly, her words of encouragement and advice. She starts with a focus on deep breathing, something we seldom do properly in our
fast-paced lives and proceeds to teach you a varied range of exercises, challenging your
flexibility and balance - it's also a complete workout, and helps core strengthening. It helps reduce stress too.
Hiroko has inspired me to exercise more and have a
more positive attitude, I am very thankful to her for introducing me to a practice that is truly opening my eyes and my mind to the possibilities in my life!