My husband bought me my reformer with the tower plus a few little extra parts! Oddly enough, he loved it much as I do! He is very much into physical activity, but there have been months when his work has taken all his time and it has come back to haunt him over the years! Just being able to go downstairs and use the reformer along with the ball and some weight equipment had been such a healthy life choice! That good posture means everything!
In addition to being a (new) BASI Pilates instructor, I, too, am a writer and author. Sitting is an occupational hazard as a writer. One of the more urgent reasons I became an instructor, after practicing Pilates for almost 20 years, was because I concerned about becoming a complacent sitter. Teaching Pilates is another revenue stream for me and at the same time has become an additional way for me to keep moving throughout the day. I also bought a Vari-desk so that I can stand and work at my computer -- yet another way to get myself out of my chair. The writer's life is often frustrating while also being solitary and sedentary. Pilates is just the opposite: stress-busting, social, and motivational. Balance in work and life can be achieved and Pilates has brought me to that happy place.