“Finally! Exercise that I look forward to with NO dread!”
“This is absolutely the greatest exercise program! They understand everyone’s abilities and difficulties.”
“This is such a wonderful way to ‘age gracefully.’”
“Great exercise. The individual attention, which is geared to everyone’s ability, age, and weaknesses, makes it a program one does not want to miss. Have enjoyed each class as well as the friendships that have developed.”
“When I started with Jennifer and Debbi, I had tremendous sacroiliac (SI) pain, which had gone on for several years. Now, I can sleep at night, pain free, and I feel great. I have the tools I need when I have a painful incident. Thank you!!!”
“Classes with Jen never grow old; she is always “mixing it up” — towel work, rings, bands, balance work — all to make us stronger. She challenges us to go that little bit extra, continually observing and assisting us to move correctly and safely within our own personal limitations. I always feel safe and comfortable working with Jen because she knows me and my body, and she understands how I learn. She goes that extra mile for her participants. I find myself checking: Are my shoulders down, my shoulder blades down and back? Are my ribs jutting out? Where are my abs? Who knew all this made such a difference in your posture and ultimately how you feel? I am a work in progress, but with Jen’s classes, each day I am stronger and more flexible — a more confident me. I absolutely love my classes and am so grateful to have this wonderful opportunity to safely exercise. Thanks, Jen!”
“I have been taking Jen’s Pilates classes since December 2011 and am very happy with the results! Jen suggested Pilates to me following my treatment at physical therapy for a hip replacement. I was unsure if I could participate, but with her encouragement, I started. She is very patient with everyone in the class and always adjusts exercises to each individual’s limitations. Because of the way class is conducted, everyone gets something different to improve their wellness from each class, and no one feels self-conscious due to their limitations.
“The results have been many, both subtle and dramatic. Probably the one most appreciated is a much better sense of balance due to improved core strength. I have noticed improved arm and leg strength as well. Many have noticed better posture and control of movement when walking. Her students leave feeling a sense of well-being and are stretched, relaxed, and ready for the day. This class is something to look forward to, and I highly recommend it to men and women of all ages and fitness levels.”
“I met Debbi and Jennifer in 2011, when my doctor suggested physical therapy for scoliosis and kyphosis that were causing me lower back pain. I felt so good after therapy that I continued working with them and have just completed the Drop Two Jean Sizes with Debbi. This program got my attention because it focuses on proper nutrition as well as physical fitness. It’s an overall complete program for a lifetime of good health. I can’t tell you how much better I feel—I’ve dropped four inches around my waist and two inches around the abdomen. My energy has increased, sleeping is improved, and overall attitude is so much more positive.
“Debbi and Jennifer are so knowledgeable and are there every step of the way to see that proper technique is used, giving the reminders I seem to always need. Their kindness and encouragement are so much appreciated. It’s a joy to work out with them. I not only value their expertise but also consider them my friends.”
“I initially had been referred to Debbi at the end of March 2013 due to ongoing problems I had been having for several years. Some of these were related to hip replacement three years ago and some because of longstanding back issues. She videotaped my walking and then began to develop a series of exercises that quickly began to alleviate some of my concerns. During this process, I learned that she was starting exercise classes for golfers. Debbi is an exercise physiologist and also has graduated from the Titleist school of golf. I told Debbi that I had lost distance for the past several years and my index had gone from a 4 to a 9. I also was experiencing more discomfort after golfing, and basically golf was no longer fun for me. She convinced me to sign up for the classes. I am so glad she did.
“The classes started April 15th and met twice a week through May 23rd. Now keep in mind, the classes do not focus on the fundamentals of the perfect swing. They do focus on balance, mobility, and strengthening the core muscles needed to swing the club effectively. The classes are small, and you get plenty of individual attention. They are also fun. But they are hard work, and there are exercises that can be done at home during the week. Since starting the classes, I have gone from a 9 to a 4.8 and on July 4th, I shot my age, a 69. I can say with 100 percent certainty that this would not have happened if I had not been taking the class. I now have much more balance, a smoother swing, where I am not lunging at the ball and am getting more distance with much less effort. I have signed up for the next series of classes starting in June. My goal is to get to a 5 by the end of summer. I recommend this class to golfers of all levels of play. Thank you so much, Debbi, for your knowledge, personality, and persistence in convincing me I could be much more than I thought.”