Why do you Love Pilates?
Pilates cured my back pain from a fall that left my L2 compressed by 40% (almost paralyzed). I lived in pain for years until the right therapist used correct Pilates exercise and technique to unlock above and below the fracture leaving me with no pain. Truly amazing! After being in the fitness field for so long and teaching with pain, this was the exercise that helped me find freedom in my body and do what I love pain-free.
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What Brought you to Pilates MN?
We opened Pilates MN after teaching Pilates at the Northwest Athletic Clubs, then in my home and eventually in Wayzata. Sometimes life takes you on many twists and turns and I tend to believe that God has more control than I do with my paths so I followed and that led me to opening Pilates MN. It has been a great ride, and with any business, we are always learning and evolving with both wonderful experiences and challenges.
I have always loved the health and fitness field and knew this was the path I wanted to take out of college even though that wasn’t my degree. I’ve truly enjoyed my career in fitness and I continue to enjoy teaching. However, I’m not able to teach a permanent schedule. Since our kids are grown, Brent and I want to enjoy traveling and getting away in the winters. A theme with Minnesotans. Our son Alex has truly taken to this work and will be teaching more and helping to run the business. His business degree at St. Thomas is clearly a big help for all of us.
I will continue to work, sub, train new trainers and take classes when I’m in town. I wouldn’t know what to do without Pilates MN, as Brent and I need a place to do our Pilates and I need my teaching fix when I’m here. Educating our clients and trainers about the benefits of Pilates is still so enjoyable to me. We love all our clients and hope to keep Pilates MN in town for many more years! We hope you enjoy what we do as much as all of our trainers enjoy passing this work and education to you.