I Found Solace in Pilates

Posted on March 5, 2024

We have asked some real people to discuss how Pilates has helped shape their body, sports performance, and day-to-day strength.

Here, Natalie Cheng – 22 years old, fresh out of college, and can’t get enough of running, rock climbing and water-skiing – explains how and why she took to this tried and tested practice.


I originally started exploring Pilates as a corrective exercise to counteract backaches and postural issues. However, over the years, I’ve found that it has helped me in more ways than I ever expected. I love all the sports that I do, however unfortunately for my body this means picking up more muscle tightness and back-strains.

I found my solace in Pilates – the studio is a place for me to release all the tightness and stress I have built up over the week, and simultaneously target muscles that need extra attention and strengthening. I see Pilates as a regenerating engine that allows me to keep doing the activities that I love.

Without Pilates, I think I’d be a bundle of knots!

Your body awareness now?

Pilates has given me a good perspective about how my body should ideally work. Armed with that awareness, I try to keep in mind the things my body ought to be doing, whenever I can.

I definitely have a much stronger sense of how my body connects and works together under different situations. I now know the simplest ways to maintain good posture and avoid what’s bad for my physical health.

Best benefit from the practice?

My renewed awareness of my body structure – I have learned where I am weakest and what I can do to counterbalance. I would like to thank my Pilates instructors Evelyn and Nicole who have been patient and spent time helping me through every class.

Pilates is a very special and personal understanding that one doesn’t get from many disciplines.

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