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on 3 Jun 2019 by Linda Philips | Occupation: Speech & Language Therapist
When I started, I had considerable back pain on a daily basis. Weekly sessions have helped me to build strength and flexibility which has significantly enhanced my quality of life. Susan has guided me through the exercises making sure that they are carried out correctly. I have done mat pilates in the past but the reformers make all the difference. Highly recommended!
on 6 Mar 2019 by Julie Root | Occupation: Beauty Therapist
Best decision I ever made, was reaching out to Teejay & Susan at Applied Pilates. I’ve suffered for 30yrs on and off with back trouble, every year or so having a course of treatment elsewhere to ease things up but never quite fixing it. Now nearly 3yrs later and one hour Reformer Pilates session a week, I have had the occasional twinge but nothing seizes my up like before. Friendly classes of up to 6 people, and everyone is doing their own programme. And the unexpected bonus is my body shape has change too, I’m trimmer because my core is stronger.
Give it a go
on 23 Feb 2019 by Rohini | Occupation: Dentist
Having enjoyed running for many years I started experiencing pain in my knees and inside legs. Having seen 3 other different specialists nothing really helped and I stopped running. After starting Applied Pilates slowly I have got back to running without the pains and definitely feel stronger for it. I was unsure at first but I am glad I started the reformer sessions. Most of my family see Teejay and Susan and are grateful for all their help and support.
on 18 Feb 2019 by Hilary Smith | Occupation: Retired
I have suffered for over 20 years with lower back pain but just after Christmas my back went into spasm and I couldn’t even get out of bed. I was recommended to TeeJay and after a couple of sessions I was more mobile than I had been in years. I cannot thank him enough – he knew exactly what the problem was and how to treat it.
Transformed my life
on 18 Jan 2019 by Mary | Occupation: Doctor
I suffered for years with right knee pain and intermittent joint swelling which persisted after two arthroscopies. I was developing a fixed flexion. Last year to compound matters I developed sciatica down the left leg from an osteophyte. I was in a bad way as the knee pain meant my muscles were weak, this effected my posture which in turn aggravated the sciatica. I was advised to try reformer Pilates and I was lucky to find Applied Pilates was close to where I live. When I met Teejay he was very welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable and knew exactly what I needed; he devised a programme of exercise which was tailored to my needs and as the weeks went by I became stronger, my right leg is now straight again and the sciatica has improved so much that I have days when I am totally free of pain. My life has been transformed, I look forward to my weekly sessions as I continue to strengthen my muscles and improve my posture.
Teejay’s wife Susan is delightful and very experienced too as I found out when I had some sessions with her.
One must not forget the gorgeous Jesse, the dog, who is so friendly and greets everyone.
The relief was immediate
on 17 Jan 2019 by Sylvie S | Occupation: Carer
I had been suffering from shoulder tension and back pain for over a month. It was getting debilitating at work and I became restless at night due to the pain. After my first session with Teejay I felt an immediate improvement and slept like a log that night! Now 4 days after my second treatment I am pain free and can get back to a normal routine. I would highly recommend Teejay’s expertise and care.
I would urge anyone to give it a try
on 23 Nov 2018 by Lynn | Occupation: Retired
After my doctor and physiotherapist tried and failed to alleviate my lower back pain and sciatica, a friend recommended Applied Pilates. I knew things would only get worse if I did nothing so I called Susan and, having told her about my problems, I explained that I was in my sixties, overweight and had done no serious exercise since I left school fifty years ago. I thought she would tell me she couldn’t help, but I was so wrong! She and Teejay have made me very welcome and designed a series of exercises to help me. I have been attending classes for a year now and I am amazed at the results. After a few months, the back pain was gone. I am a lot stronger now; my posture and balance have also improved and everyday tasks have become much easier. For someone who doesn’t ‘do’ exercise, I look forward to each of Susan’s classes and really enjoy it. I would urge anyone to give it a try.
Hip Op Happy!
on 21 Nov 2018 by Melanie | Occupation: Surveyor
In my early 30s I’d been advised by doctors that I’d need to have both my hips replaced at some point in the near future. About 2.5 years ago a friend recommended trying reformer pilates to ease the restricted movement and discomfort caused by my deteriorating hips and put me in touch with Teejay and Susan at Applied Pilates.
Even from my first session I was standing straighter and walking better. My goal was to get “match-fit” ready for when I’d finally get my hips replaced and the exercise routine I was given was tailored to my abilities and focused on improving the strength of my core muscles while trying to stretch the muscles in my hips and thighs.
At the beginning of 2018, I had my right hip replaced and just 8 weeks later my left hip was replaced. I really believe that the success of both operations and the speed of my recovery is mainly due to the preparation work at Applied Pilates. I can’t thank Teejay and Susan enough.
The work is not over though and I’m still a regular at Applied Pilates. The exercises have increased in difficulty as my strength and flexibility have improved. My job is largely desk bound so I need these sessions to counteract the dangers of sitting still for long periods of time. Plus I love the friendly atmosphere created by the small group setting which keeps me coming back for more. This is definitely the longest “gym” membership I’ve ever had!
In my 80’s and still going strong
on 17 Nov 2018 by Brian | Occupation: Retired
For over ten years now I have been attending Applied Pilates at least once a week. There is no doubt whatever that I have benefitted greatly from it – not only physically but in terms of my general wellbeing. The equipment is modern without being intimidating and can be adjusted to suit all sizes and ages. I am now into my eighties and still going strong. The six stations in the studio are always fully occupied by a mixed gender clientele and the atmosphere is friendly, helped by music that covers all tastes. Above all, TJ and Susan are well qualified professionally, constantly attending to the individual needs of the clients and changing the exercises if necessary. It is no exaggeration to state that I always feel better at the end of a session than I do going in.
Exercising with Osteoporosis
on 16 Nov 2018 by Liz | Occupation: Housewife
I love the way Susan and Teejay are able to fit the pilates programme to everone’s individual needs; in my case osteoporosis. I could not do high impact exercises such as skipping or running on tarmac, so Susan fitted a small trampoline to the end of my Reformer bench.
Having been diagnosed 3 years ago, my check-up bone density scan taken last year showed that my bones were improving: one hip had gone from osteoporosis to having less serious osteopenia, ie thinning of the bone rather than looking like a Swiss cheese!
I also think the exercises improve my circulation as they seem to involve every muscle in the body; I come out of my weekly class feeling stronger and fitter.
What’s not to like about doing a work out lying on your back!