Not that I’ve really been blogging, but even on my Instagram you’ve seen a lack of running-centric posts. After my Achilles tendonitis last fall and my stress fracture this spring, I’ve been a little wary of logging a lot of miles. I’ve still be running, but just not my 30-40+ mile weeks that I used to run. It’s more like… maybe 20 miles a week. I’ve been doing a lot of cross-training with cycling, barre, yoga and… pilates.
My first couple of weeks in Pittsburgh I spent an inordinate amount of time Googling “Pilates in Pittsburgh“. I couldn’t seem to find a place to just do some mat pilates and not pay $50 a class. I’m used to all of my group fitness classes being packed up nicely in my Equinox membership but… Pittsburgh and Equinox doesn’t exist here. Luckily, I found the next best thing… X Shadyside.
X Shadyside offers more than 40 weekly group classes including: LES MILLS™ BODYPUMP™ & BODYATTACK™, Zumba®, Pilates, yoga, cycling and you can work out on over 300 pieces of premier strength training and cardio equipment. Long story short, I finally found a place to do Pilates in Pittsburgh.
Also, I was randomly reading about Pilates instead of sleeping last night (an article on mat versus reformer Pilates) and didn’t know that Pilates was invented to help rehab soldiers after World War I. There’s your fun fact for the day.
I’ve partnered with my pals at X Shadyside to give away a two month membership to X Shadyside so you can do Pilates with me! This is valued at approximately $150 ($49/ month + $49 initiation fee). Just leave a comment telling me what your favorite way to work up a sweat at the gym is. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday, September 28th.