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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.

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.

You are never too old!

on 21 Sep 2018 by Tessa | Occupation: Retired

You are never too old for Applied Pilates – and I  speak from experience!  I am 84 and the class is the most worthwhile hour I spend in the week to make sure I can going on doing all the things I love. It helps my strength, has rediscovered and improved my balance enormously and I can recommend it to anyone who wants to maintain their stamina and general wellbeing.  There is always professional support on hand throughout the session which is much appreciated by everyone.

Osteoarthritic Hip Not A Back Problem!

on 29 Oct 2014 by Tess | Occupation: Retired

I am an energetic 80 year old who had back surgery 3 years ago. After six months I had serious pain in my leg, struggled to walk more than 100 yards at a time. I was diagnosed with nerve damage. When I saw Teejay he immediately assessed a hip problem. I am about to have surgery and cannot thank him enough for spotting a problem all the medics had overlooked. I soon look forward to getting back to Pilates and also all the many activities that I haven’t been able to do for 5 years.

The Ideal Result

on 15 Jan 2014 by Joan Pearman | Occupation: Retired

I arrived at Applied Pilates after doing a search on the internet as it seemed their approach might help my particular needs. I was 65, had back problems going back to 1989. I am hyper-mobile, have different leg lengths & hip sizes resulting in scoliosis & twisted hips. I have shrunk 2 1/2 inches as a consequence of the discs in my lower spine being desiccated, but then, I am a grey wrinkly. In the late 90\s I developed a walking/gait problem with associated ache/pain which was temporarily resolved by a decompression op. for vertebral stenosis L 4/5, in 2001. After 6 months the walking problem returned minus the pain. When I walked I looked like a puppet with a string cut. Then, 3 1/2 years ago I developed a new source of back pain for which my GP had no answers. After 3+ years of Applied Pilates tutelage and encouragement and twice weekly sessions of effort, & I hope a positive attitude, I have achieved ALL I could have hoped for. It took 1 1/2 years to over-come the facet joint problem that the GP could not recognize and as of October 25th 2012 I am walking normally again – what joy ! All of my family are so pleased. The process is on-going but I have no doubt that my instinct was spot-on, Applied Pilates does ”what it says on the tin”.

Thanks so much Teejay and Susan