When did you start Pilates and what inspired you to start?
I began Pilates after injuring my shoulder. I believed Pilates would help me regain full range of motion.
How often do you practice Pilates and what type of sessions or classes have you been doing?
I started out doing private lessons once a week on the Tower. Then at some point I moved to a Reformer class once a week. My practice primarily involves class once a week when I am in Iowa. In everyday life I incorporate breathing and remembering to engage core and other muscles as well as to keep my shoulders down. This is one of the reasons that I was able to shovel snow for three hours last winter without injury.
I have full range of motion in my shoulders. I can do almost anything I want to do with proper engagement.
Do you have a favorite exercise or piece of equipment (or both)?
I love the Tower and the pelvic stability and core engagement work with the leg springs.