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We have a lot of fitness clubs and gyms in our city. They offer different fitness programs and systems. I started attending fitness clubs more than ten years ago. Since that time I have tried different types of fitness. And Pilates has become my favorite. I practice it on a regular basis. I visit Pilates classes at the fitness club two or three times a week. Every class lasts for one hour.  Usually we have not more than ten people in our group. So the instructor can pay attention to everybody. I believe that Pilates helps my body to be strong and healthy. Especially it is useful for people who have to sit in front of the computer during the whole working day.  

I like Pilates because it is very friendly to spine and joints. Almost after every exercise we do stretching and relaxing movements to give some rest to muscles and joints. A lot of attention is paid to correct breathing. If an exercise seems hard I can ask the instructor how to change my position to make the exercise easier. Also I enjoy music for Pilates. Usually it is calm and relaxing. And I like the atmosphere at the fitness club. People are united by the idea of healthy lifestyle. We encourage and support each other.

Some friends of mine keep saying that they don`t have enough will power to practice fitness on a regular basis. My advice to them is to try different types of fitness to find their favorite. And then it will be pleasure.

Here is a short video with some basic Pilates exercises. The video is also giving clear explanations how to position yourself, move and breathe correctly. 

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Valiantsina  Holubeva

By Val 5 Aug 2016#

Thank you for your advice, Dasha. I have watched the video and found out that this type of fitness is very much to my liking. I will give it a try too.

Your today's score is:
Words: 285
Content: 285 х3 = 855
Language: 285 х 1= 285
Multimedia: 100
Total: 1240 points

My tip is: try to diversify the structures. Replace "I like/ I enjoy", etc with such phrases as:

- It seems to be very useful
- It is enjoyable
- The atmosphere is favorable and encourages the participants do their best.
We are looking forward to your next text.
Thank you for your advice, Dasha. I have watched the video and found out that this type of fitness is very much to my liking. I will give it a try too. Your today's score is: Words: 285 Content: 285 х3 = 855 Language: 285 х 1= 285 Multimedia: 100 Total: 1240 points My tip is: try to diversify the structures. Replace "I like/ I enjoy", etc with such phrases as: - It seems to be very useful - It is enjoyable - The atmosphere is favorable and encourages the participants do their best. We are looking forward to your next text.

Alexander Svishchenkov

By svishchenkov 3 Oct 2016#

I've interviewed Dasha on pilates and came across this article. I feel the sentences are too short. I'd recommend combining them into one and varying short and long sentences across the text for different impact.
I've interviewed Dasha on pilates and came across this article. I feel the sentences are too short. I'd recommend combining them into one and varying short and long sentences across the text for different impact.

Darya Shmat

By DaryaSh 28 Oct 2016#

Thank you, Alex, for your comment. I`ll continue writing and improving my skills!
Thank you, Alex, for your comment. I`ll continue writing and improving my skills!

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