I had been looking for the right exercise program. I got bored with CrossFit and all the heavy lifting craziness - seriously, I didn't want to be GI-Jane! I always dabbled with Mat Pilates at other gyms and really enjoyed it. I decided to check out Ploome's classes on the apparatuses...a little intimidating. Luckily, Ploome offers new client deals which I fully took advantage of and took private classes on the apparatus to get acquainted. I highly recommend taking private classes if you have never worked with the apparatuses so when you do take group classes, you have an understanding of pilates terms and proper form.
So, the hell with heavy weights and craziness, the fluid and controlled movements on the apparatus really gave me a workout that felt right. After committing to taking a class every day (almost) for a month, I feel stronger, longer, leaner and very satisfied. The classes are diverse enough that I look forward to my dose of pilates each day. And the instructors are great. Each have their own personality they bring to class and its never a dull moment. Fellow Ploomers also make it enjoyable.
As with all boutique studios, it can feel pricey BUT its worth it! I'm learning new strengths about my body and myself. Plus, shouldn't we all focus more of our money on health and less on iphones, Louis Vuittons and BMWs??