What prompted you to begin Pilates?
I have been suffering from chronic back pain for most of my adulthood. After trying chiropractic care and physical therapy, my back doctor suggested I give Pilates a try.
How many years have you been practicing Pilates?
It has only been 10 months but I went from practicing Pilates once a week to three times a week now!
What are some of the most influential or important reasons you continue with your Pilates practice?
Pilates has really helped me control my back pain but I now also really enjoy the workout as well as the studio. It allows me to counter the negative effects of having a desk job and sometimes having to work long hours. I try to spread the word about the benefits of Pilates whenever I can!
How has Pilates effected your life?
Pilates has truly changed my life. I haven't visited my back doctor for the past 10 months and Pilates has greatly increased my body awareness. It is truly a therapeutic workout for me with many other benefits!
What is your favorite Pilates exercise? and why?
I love the basic back extension because it feels great!