We wanted to speak to Paula about her commitment to Pilates…she’s been coming to WellBarre Pilates for over a year and we are incredibly proud of her progress.
We asked Paula how she got started with Pilates…here’s what she had to say:
“I’m been coming to WellBarre Pilates for just over a year. Other than a couple of Pilates DVDs, I never did Pilates or barre. I wish I had started sooner! I’ve done cardio at fitness centers (treadmills, elliptical, ARC Trainer, etc.), but usually get bored. I really enjoy using the Reformer and Leslie’s classes are a mix of Reformer, Jumpboard, tower, barre and mat so you never get bored!
What do you like about the studio:
“The classes are small so you get individualized attention. It’s not intimidating and you can always modify the routine if you have an injury.”
How has regular Pilates practice helped you personally?
“I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 20 years ago. I’ve had two surgeries and was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis (common with Crohn’s). Exercises on the Reformer help to maintain bone density as well as increase muscle tone. My balance has also gotten much better! There are many days when I’ve had a bad day at work and don’t feel like going to class, but I’m so glad when I finish the session. It helps my mind as well as my body. I’m so happy that I found Leslie’s studio!”