we are the swan - Roger

How does Pilates affect your life outside the studio?

Dealing with lower back pain for a number of years, this has been one of the most positive, healing, and educational experiences I've had. I'm so much more cognizant of what and how I am doing certain things (standing, walking, sitting, etc.). Also, I have a much better sense sense of how my body works and reacts to certain movements. 

In addition to this, I have been able to be a lot more active, and more importantly, have had a stronger desire to exercise and be outside more, and do so in a safe, yet rewarding way. 
I have to say, practicing Pilates has been one of the best decisions I have made for myself and I Iook forward to deepening my practice and expanding my knowledge at The Swan. 

What’s your favorite Pilates prop?

I have come to love my foam roller. Any time my legs, hips or back feels tight or tense, I crave a good roll. And sometimes I'll just roll on it to roll on it! That says a lot, especially that was the one thing I used the dread about the start of my classes!

What are you listening to lately?

Kendrick Lamar! He's been on repeat for the past 3 months and I just saw him at Summer Jam (he was awesome!). 

If you had to eat at the same place every night for a month, where would you chose?

TOTALLY obsessed with Sweetgreen! I could probably eat there every night, for the next two months!

Fiction or nonfiction?

Fiction. For me, it's a refreshing route to exit and re-enter reality.