When did you start Pilates and what inspired you to start?
My first private with Carey was in July of 2015. My dear friend, Sara Tack suggested that I give Pilates a try as she had been a regular client at Rivercity for years. I was in need of increased core strength as I had some minor back pain. I quickly signed up and began taking mat classes, eventually adding in Tower and Reformer.
How often do you practice Pilates and what type of sessions or classes
have you been doing?
I try to attend 4 classes per week. I attend Mat, Tower and Reformer classes. When I am not at Rivercity Pilates, I practice Pilates at home.
What benefits or improvements have you noticed in your body and life
from doing Pilates?
I have increased my core strength significantly. I use the Pilates Principles to keep my back safe while participating in (modified) CrossFit classes and gardening.
Do you have a favorite exercise or piece of equipment (or both)?
My favorite is the Tower. The feedback/support the Tower system gives is very
encouraging. It has helped me to gain strength, so I am better able to perform exercises in the Mat and Reformer classes.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about doing Pilates?
You will not regret investing in yourself. Pilates is the perfect complement to any other movement practice. Pilates is for everybody!
How has the journey of becoming a Pilates teacher effected your Pilates practice?
Teacher Training has made me love Pilates even more. I am amazed at how far I have come in (almost) 4 years – I can’t wait to see what the next 4 years bring!