What prompted you to begin Pilates?
As a cyclist, I'd been reading about strengthening the core to stay strong on the bike. Pilates was mentioned as an alternative to a basic club fitness class. I saw Amy's studio, met Amy and gave it a try. Loved Pilates, Amy and her studio from the first session.
How many years have you been practicing Pilates?
Since 2003. I remember the chiropractic office space and that Caetano (Amy’s son) was an infant when I began. So, 13 years?
What are some of the most influential or important reasons you continue with your Pilates practice?
Pilates helps me FEEL strong and resilient. I was working as a ski instructor in 2007 when I had low back, herniated disk issues. Through PT and Pilates, I rehabbed my back. It feels better than ever now. If I skip, I begin to feel flabby and I much prefer strong and resilient.
How has Pilates effected your life?
I've made friends through Pilates and I've brought friends to Pilates. In addition to helping me stay strong "in body and on the bike," the instructors at Pilates Denver Studio have helped me feel strong in life, building selfconfidence which recently helped me triumph over a cancer diagnosis. The connections with people through my Pilates connections have created an invaluable support network.
What is your favorite Pilates exercise? and why?
Short Spine Massage because it feels so good!