What can I say… The Pilates at Body Intellect Studio has added immense value to my life. Since my first visit in January 2013 I have never once regretted taking a session. I must admit (and immediately apologise) that I thought that Pilates is just an excuse for not doing some other “hardcore” workout – like running, cycling or gym work. It took only a session or so when I was stuck on an implement, being urged by my instructor to move some muscle which I did not know I had, without engaging another which was in any event refusing to cooperate, whilst being totally out of balance, uncontrolled, uncentered, holding my breath and wishing I was in another place, far, far away from the studio – to realise that Pilates is something special and in a league of its own. What fascinates me most is that not a session goes by without being given a new exercise or challenge – as your Pilates skills improve, new worlds of moves become available. It is indeed a rewarding journey. But the real credit must go to the professional and patient instructors – in particular, Elizma Groothof and my current one, Dorette Marais Kasselman. Yes, Pilates is certainly a way to replace actions of convenience with actions of value.