When did you start Pilates and what inspired you to start?
I started Pilates in September 2019 after a physical therapist suggested it would help with back pain. I immediately felt welcomed in my classes.
How often do you practice Pilates?
I started with a few private classes and then joined a semi-private beginner reformer class. I loved it! Initially I could sometimes only move an inch but over time I’ve seen huge progress in my strength, flexibility and balance. Now I try to spend sometime daily doing Pilates, even if it is only ten minutes.
What benefits or improvements have you experienced from practicing Pilates?
I notice so much change in my body from how I stand, how I hold my shoulders and how I walk.
Do you have a favorite exercise or piece of equipment?
I don’t have a favorite, I have enjoyed them all.
How has Pilates helped you in your life?
In May of 2021 I had a major surgery. Pilates really helped me prepare and recover. I was stronger than I had been in years going into the surgery. I saw the benefits after surgery including the ability to perform deep breathing and to begin to walk immediately. After surgery the staff at Rivercity Pilates helped me with exercises I could do to slowly and safely get back into Pilates.