I found Marlborough Pilates Studio because of Shannon. Last fall, we ran into each other one day on the soccer field and started talking about her new job with Marlborough Pilates Studio Plus. Having worked with Shannon at the Elementary School, it was nice to catch up and hear about the new exciting change for her. She mentioned that she was starting as a Student Teacher and needed experience with working with people who had existing conditions and I fit the bill! I started coming to Pilates in November of 2016.
What has been your biggest area of success since starting Pilates?
The biggest area of improvement for me by far is my core strength. Having two compressed discs in my back and a few other back issues I was lucky enough to inherit from my father, this has made a huge difference in my pain level. Every 2 to 3 months I receive high dose anti inflammatory back injections to help control my pain levels. Since starting Pilates in November I have only had to go once for my back injection and that was in February 2017. Fast forward to now (June) and I have no back pain at all. My back doctor over the years has told me, if I increase my core strength it will undoubtably help with my pain level. Shannon is the one I can thank for getting me into the studio and slowly doing the work I needed to do this! I feel amazing.
Has a particular Pilates teacher been especially helpful in your journey?
Shannon always says to meet you body where it is today, and that is the best advice she has given me. Let’s face it, some days are better than others, but at least we’re there doing something for ourselves. Being a mother of two wonderful children, I don’t put myself first. But feeling the way I do now, I’m sure glad I have!
If you could get two people in your life to try Pilates, who would they be and why?
The first person I would love to see try Pilates is a special golfer in my life. I think it would help his golf swing, he’s forever trying new ways to better his game! And the other would be my amazing dear friend. We have known each other for over 40 years and she has made so many strides in her life to be a better person, wife, mother and now a new grandmother. These are two very special people to me, and I know they would love Pilates as much as I have.