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My Journey to a Healthier, Happier Me
For many years, I experienced painful back problems. Finally, in the Spring of 2013 I had back surgery. After four (4) months of rehabilitation and physical therapy, my physical therapist recommended that I transition to Pilates to continue strengthening my core. I had no idea what Pilates was. So, I "Googled" Pilates. I really did not understand what it was; but, I was determined that I was going to strengthen my core. I did not want a repeat of the cascading of events that brought me to surgery.
I proceeded to "research" local Pilates studios and read the staff biographies. I quickly settled on Studio BE Pilates - the staff qualifications were quite impressive! With some trepidation, I started my Pilates journey September, 2013. Since I was doing physical therapy two (2) days a week, I started doing Privates two (2) days a week.
For me, Pilates is a wonderful mind-body challenge - I love challenges. Pilates requires me to focus on what the instructor is asking and then try to get my body to respond accordingly.
This past January, I added Mat to my schedule. I am now doing Mat two (2) days a week in addition to my two privates. Mat has helped me to continue to make progress in my Privates. I realize that I am now able to access parts of my body that I never knew I had. Who knew I have external and internal obliques!
For me, the best part of Studio BE, besides improving body awareness and feeling the best that I have in many years, is the new family of friends that I have made. The clients and instructors are the BEst! When "life" happens, I always know that this is my "safe" place.
Since beginning Pilates my lifestyle has changed - I have lost a significant amount of weight; I am able to do things that I never thought would be possible for me do again; our family menu has changed - all organic and no genetically modified foods. Pilates has started me on this wonderful journey of physical, emotional and spiritual growth.