Having been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees and hips a number of years ago I was beginning to suffer from quite debilitating mobility problems.
This was exacerbated by a herniated disc in 2016 resulting in spinal surgery.
As a result my weight increased significantly, adding to the pain and further affecting my mobility.
I had tried a number of types of exercise over the years never finding something I enjoyed doing.
My sister introduced me to Emma in October 2020 and I began to do a Pilates class at least three times a week. I very quickly saw an improvement in the pain in my back when walking. This was followed by a significant improvement in mobility in my hips and knees.
Doing regular exercise really motivated me to begin a weight loss programme. As I began to lose weight I increased the number of classes I did to five a week.
Having bought a lively puppy in October 2020 that was also coupled with walks in the surrounding countryside.
From November 2020 to July 2021 I have lost five stone. Pilates has really helped tone up my body.
Emma’s classes are fun. She explains the purpose behind every exercise so I know exactly how it is helping my body to be strong and stable. She explains how each exercise should feel so I know if I am doing it properly.
Her classes are aimed at all levels of fitness and ability. She adds additional challenges for those who want to take the exercise to the next level.
Being part of this pilates community on line has improved my physical and mental well-being and well as significantly contributing to my weight loss and motivation to improve my overall health.
Emma is a fantastic teacher and I really appreciate the number and range of classes she runs, as well as the opportunity to attend via zoom from a more rural location.
From being a person who rarely participated in exercise I can’t see a time when Pilates, and Emma’s classes won’t be an integral part of my life.