Upsider Spotlight: Anisha

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1) What was your life like before joining Upside Motion?
I joined Upside Motion in October 2018, more than a year after I moved to Singapore (August 2017) with my husband and my then three-year-old son. Life was hectic and stressful that time as my son was just settling into his pre-school and we were finding our feet in a new country. Prior to Upside Motion, I was doing Reformer Pilates and also working out by myself at our condominium gym. It was a time I turned into fitness and thought it was working-out was the perfect "me" time routine for me.

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2) Did you do other forms of work-outs ?
I did a lot of cardio (treadmill and cycle ) and then moved on to Reformer Pilates for about 4 months. I enjoyed both. Each workout had a different effect on my body. Cardio helped me lose the fat and build stamina and Pilates helped tone and build core muscles. I still remember my body shaking severely when I held myself in a particular pose as I crunched my core and I was told by the instructor it was completely normal for me to feel the Pilates shake. I believe I've come a long way from those early Pilates days.

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3) Why did you decide to join Upside Motion?**
A dear friend of mine introduced me to the studio and I instantly fell in love with how cosy and compact the studio looked. It gave me a community vibe with its reasonable class size and friendly instructors, who took time after class answering questions and encouraging clients with their fitness concerns.

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4) How were the first few classes?
The initial classes were very challenging and tough. I would feel like I was so behind everybody in the class. I wasn’t able to get the postures right, I would take frequent breaks and feel exhausted. The good part though was that, the instructors kept encouraging me and I kept telling myself that I needed to keep this going. I also realised that my upper body lacked strength and that if I didn’t push myself I wouldn’t be able to gain strength. I believe, it’s important to have that support system to keep one inspired and the Upside Team has encouraged me tremendously.

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5) What changes have you noticed since then?
Well, I’m definitely stronger from when I started. My posture has improved, the stamina is much better, and all in all, I feel great. For me personally, its not been about being a certain size , but about developing mental and physical strength. My workout keeps me sorted, grounded and completely at peace with myself, something I cherish so much.

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6) Tell us about your future fitness goals & plans..
My journey with Pilates has just begun. I intend to be a BASI certified pilates instructor by 2020 and I’m so excited to begin this journey, to go deeper, to learn and to explore more. I hope to be able to teach in the future, at some point in time, to be able to share the knowledge gained with other women and be a part of their fitness journey.

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