Is Your Teacher a Sadist?


You know you’ve been wondering… Is your fitness teacher a sadist? Chances are, yes.

IMG_5762Now, I never tortured animals or really anyone (other than my sister, of course) as a child, and as an adult, I probably tortured a boyfriend or 10, but not coworkers or bosses.

There was that year in high school where I didn’t speak to my parents because they ruined my life because they wouldn’t pay for me to go to Pepperdine. But generally, I’m a nice person. If you’re a student of mine, though, you might disagree.

237a8508dd7293966122e3494afa57fb As a Pilates teacher, I do get a little pleasure inflicting pain. No, I don’t want you to hurt yourself, and I take a lot of pride in the fact that at Fuse Pilates, our teachers are highly trained and know how to make you stronger without injuring you. But I do want to break you – just a little bit – to show you how strong you really are.

If no one ever pushes you to do more than you think you can (one more pushup, holding a pose for 8 counts longer than seems reasonable), you won’t know how strong you actually are.
Yes, you heard me right. 8 more!

Yes, you heard me right. 8 more!

I’ve been told that I smirk when I’m about to deliver an exercise that’s particularly difficult. Deep inside, I feel a little jolt of glee. Let’s see if they can do this. If you curse under your breath during class, I take it as a compliment. Because I want you to work hard and show yourself you are capable of more than you think.

Don't limit your challenges. Challenge your limits!

Don't limit your challenges. Challenge your limits!

And after a couple of classes, that impossible thing will be less so. So, I’ll try to come up with something else. Because even at my advancing age, I still like it when I find out I can do that thing I once couldn’t.

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