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I love R&R. Great instruction from wonderful instructors. 4 classes in and I already feel stronger. Doing private…
Super friendly staff. I felt welcome from the first visit. Tried a class and had great experience. Instructors provide a lot of personal attention due to small class sizes. Beautiful studio, very clean and well kept. Love it that towels and filtered water are provided.
Personalized help and work out with an amazing instructor! I have become stronger and more flexible since I've been coming here! I highly recommend it!
“Beverly helped me make exercise a part of my life”
Beverly is a great instructor, and I have been taking private Pilates sessions with her for almost two years. She has challenged me to do moves that I thought I could never do. I have had low back issues most of my life and she has taught me how to focus on my core. I feel stronger than ever and am able to lead a more active lifestyle. Thank you Beverly.
As a former athlete, I have found the “suspension training” workouts have significantly improved my range of motion and balance. The workouts are both challenging and enjoyable.
I am a figure skater, and my father knew Beverly and thought that we should go and check out Pilates. After the first hour, I knew Pilates was going to really help. I suggested it to a couple of my friends who skate. Pilates has helped me in many areas. I have stronger core muscles and my posture is amazing now. She has helped me so much in the couple of months I have been going!
A friend of mine who is a client of Beverly’s invited me to join her during her Pilates lesson last summer. I now go to Pilates every Saturday and I’m loving it. My whole body has gotten so much stronger during the few months I have been going. As a figure skater I need to be strong, flexible, and coordinated. I feel like Pilates has become a great asset to my skating and has helped me accomplish those goals.
In June of 2010, we went to Mexico for our annual Music Fest with friends. I shudder to look back at pictures of me from that trip-I had no idea how huge I was. I had an internal picture of how I looked and just avoided mirrors and cameras at all costs. My best guess is that I weighed over 210 lbs, I just refused to weigh myself and only wore clothes that I had that fit-a lot of sweats, leggings and men’s shirts.
Just before my birthday in November of that year my dear husband brought home a flyer from our gym about a “Fundamentals Pilates Class” starting. Pilates was something I had always wanted to try-just never did. I was not working out at all, and was feeling miserable, fat and old. I signed up and it was the best thing I ever did for myself! Six weeks later I could already feel the difference, my posture was better and I was feeling better about myself. I have to say my first class was rough-for those of you who take Pilates you will understand that the first time my instructor said “power up and off” I felt like Shamu on a beach! About the third class, when completely unable to do the “roll-up” my instructor looked at me and said, “If you still can’t do that by the end of this session of classes I will refund your money.” She had more confidence in me than I did! But it happened! I was proficient enough after 6 weeks to progress to Pilates I. After a couple of weeks, I decided that if one class a week felt so good-how good would two classes feel? So I added a second class, and then a couple of months later a third “Tower” class. By the time our Mexico trip came around in 2011, I was already looking and feeling much better.
While in Mexico, unable to get my daily Diet Cokes, (they only served Pepsi) I decided to quit drinking all diet sodas. I have not had a soda since June of 2011. I do enjoy unsweetened iced tea and drink a lot of water.
Fast forward to Jan 2012. I weighed 193 lbs and even though I was looking and feeling better-I decided to kick it up-I had my metabolism tested, added weights to my workouts as well as cardio, and took a long look at my diet. My husband and I love to cook and eat healthily. But my problem was enjoying too much wine every night. So I decided to give it up Monday-Thurs., and did my Happy Chardonnay dance every Friday night. And the weight started coming off, and I started getting smaller. By the time we went to Mexico in June of 2012, I weighed 165 lbs and wore a 2-pc bathing suit in front of my friends!!! Those who hadn’t seen me for a year were shocked and made comments like “where is the other half of you??”
Along the way, I have had several interesting things change-I am no longer sea-sick. All of my life I have had motion sickness and I think having a stronger core has given me better stability therefore eliminating the problem. And, although I could sort of “2-step” dance, I could never “twirl” until this past June. Again, I believe that my stronger core has given me better balance-and I can now twirl!
I am continuing this life long journey, I have now added Suspension training twice a week, I still take Pilates level II three times a week, and do about 40 minutes of cardio following every class. I have begun to love shopping and bought size 8 jeans!
Obviously, I am not alone in my journey. I am still working with that trainer who convinced me I could learn the exercises or she would reimburse my class fee. Beverly Seitzinger has changed my life and I am forever grateful to her.