There is no other place around like Concord Pilates. The instructors work with the individual body and help keep you in proper alignment. My life has changed over the last 2 years, as Pilates has helped me improve my strength, stability and is a perfect compliment to my yoga practice. I have a genetic condition and Pilates has made ALL the difference.
I have always been active – walking, biking, aerobics but I
realized my strength was lacking and in 2002, I turned to Pilates.
Over the years I have studied Stott Pilates, Polestar Pilates and
several variations in between at studios all over the country and
in private sessions. My main focus for all of those years was
practice on the Reformer.
I came to Concord Pilates 3 years ago for private sessions and Mara convinced me to try group equipment classes as well as mat classes. Concord Pilates has taught me more about the movement and my body more than any of the other studio I have been in. The method here is to be precise and to know what YOUR body can do. It’s a very different approach from many other studios.
The teacher training program with Mara has been comprehensive – the anatomy of how our bodies move fascinates me. Knowing the exercises and how the bones and muscles work together to create movement is a very complex process and I enjoy the challenge of putting what I have learned into practice.
What motivates me:
An overall sense of well-being. When things are out of balance they can go off track quickly. If I keep at exercise, it’s easier to eat better and sleep better. Everything is connected. The healthiest older people I know keep moving and are mentally and physically active. I love seeing people with a joie de vivre as they age.
My top fitness tips:
Consistency. Keep at it, the more you practice the better you will be. With consistent practice you will feel better and find you are able to things you couldn’t before and you will become stronger.
My fitness inspiration is:
When I see a student able to do something they have struggled with before. It’s a great feeling to master a movement that was once so difficult.
My mission in every class is:
To help everyone feel better and move better during their everyday activities and maybe we can have a little fun while challenging our bodies.
My biggest challenge is:
Balance in every aspect. Not just the One-Leg Balance, but balance between work, home and life in general.
My personal fitness achievement is:
Oh, lots of things! Taking the Teacher Training Courses in both Mat and Apparatus here at Concord Pilates, I have learned so much and have been able to challenge myself to perform exercises that seemed impossible once upon a time.
When I’m not at work I am:
Working! My husband and I have an import business that is a new startup, so there is a lot of work to be done. I also like to read, knit, garden and drink a lot of espresso.