"Some days I feel like I'm surgically attached to my laptop. I get really tight in my shoulders, which I'm sure is from hunching over the laptop and talking on the phone with it jammed under one ear. I just figured this was how things were if you had a busy corporate career.
My girlfriend started nagging me to do something 'about my posture' and to 'improve my core'. I had no idea what she was going on about but in the end gave in for some peace.
When I went for my initial assessment at The Pilates Studio I had no idea what to expect, I thought Pilates was something like yoga and just for girls. The first surprise I got was that my instructor was male! The second surprise was how hard I worked, even on the really basic exercises.
After a few sessions I noticed that my shoulders weren't feeling as tight at work and I was stronger and flexible all over. The only downside is that I now have to listen to my girlfriend saying, "I told you so" every time I mention how good I'm feeling!"