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I had a massage this past Sunday and really enjoyed the therapist. She's also a Pilates instructor and zeroed in on my muscle/pain idiosycrises She seemed to really understand anatomy. So after this meeting and the fact I just gave up an expensive gym membership, I decided trying a small Plates Studio with the notion of getting personalized care at half the cost. A better choice at this point vs. from when I started with the big gym. Unfortunately this therapist/instructors studio is some distance from my home and I want to set myself up to succeed. Anyway there is a small studio in my little town. So I checked it out today, got a little tour and even tried out some of the machinary under a instructors care. I was impressed there were a number of elderly working out whom were seriously hunched over and even one middle aged woman whom obviously had a stroke ---all working out in their own way. Never something I'd see at my gym. I mostly felt lost at that gym. Anyway, I decided I would give this studio a try.
I was suppose to have ear surgery this week (hearing implant--I'm deaf) but I'd worried this surgery would create even worse pain then I'm already struggling with. So I cancelled it. I've rescheduled for Oct and will work towards strengthening. So hopefully with this Pilates work by October I'll be in a better condiition on many levels.
I start my Pilates instruction tomorrow! I'm excited. The instructor/owner is a Naturalpathic doctor and Pilates instructor. We'll start on the machines. I'll receive instruction w/my workout once per week and work out on my own two or more days if I like. Kee p you posted!