"I started Mary Ann's Pilates-Plus 3 years ago, seeking relief from arthritic knee pain. At the time, I had so much pain, I struggled to go up or down a single flight of stairs. I also thought I would have to give up my favorite pastime, roller-blading. After just a few sessions, I had a significant decrease in pain and an increase in flexibility. Even in the group classes Mary Ann assesses individual needs and modifies the exercises to get personal results. With regular workouts in class and on my own I have eliminated 90% of my knee pain and increased flexibility in my entire body. This past summer, I rollerbladed 2 to 3 times a week, biked once or twice a week, and did the MS 150 charity bike ride without an increase in pain. With winter here, I can cross country and downhill ski without the pain of previous years. During the winter, I am joining friends at the Cathedral of Learning and keeping in shape by walking the stairs. Now instead of struggling with one flight of stairs, I can walk 36 floors with little pain" -Terry
"I joined Mary Ann's Pilates-Plus mat class after years of working out with videos and television programs I never knew what a difference hands on training could make in a relative short time. The personal feedback is making all the difference. Mary Ann takes the time to individualize her program to fit her student's needs. The first improvement I've noticed is my posture. I look slimmer and even my clothes fit nicer because I stand taller and sit straighter. The most thrilling improvement for me personally, is my lower belly, which always pooched outward, it now has a place to go as I have more space between my rib cage and hipbone. Thank you Mary Ann for that, I've been working out for years with little to no improvement until I met you. I feel better, I breathe better, and my husband (after 25 years of marriage mind you) tells me I look better, too. Thank you Mary Ann, you've made another new exercise buddy and I hope to spend many hours under your watchful eyes. You are truly an asset to my overall health regimen and you keep it fun and interesting. Thanks for everything, you're the best and I wish you much success in the future with everything you do." -Carol K.
"Pilates makes me feel calmer and stronger. My posture is improved and I feel GOOD ALL OVER!" -Ann
"Mary Ann's Pilates-Plus has helped me in many ways: made my back stronger (taught me the rib/hip connection and to breathe out when lifting something heavy so that my back is protected" given me flexibility, trimmed fat especially in the stomach area, helped me feel stronger and more aware of how my body works. If I can help it, I never miss a class. Mary Ann has a great personality and truly cares that you doing the exercises in the proper way. I've taken other Pilates classes but never benefited from them like Mary Ann's classes. Thank you!" - Jan
"Best exercise class ever taken! Great workout with out feeling exhausted. I notice a big difference in how my clothes fit. When I don't do Pilates, my pants are tighter on me and those same pants become loose when I am doing Pilates. Also, I tend to have severe cramping every month, but Pilates has helped the back pain disappear and decrease the discomfort I feel every month." -Cara
Mary Ann is skilled in many areas I have been attending Pilates classes with her for years . She is the best whether it's energy work Essrential oils or in her Wellness Business . She is caring and truly wants the best for you . When you ask her what she does ....she says I fix bodies ! She will make you The best that you can be ! - Bobbie
Mary Ann Will Put the Spring Back in Your Step
When I went to Mary Ann, I could barely walk or sit and the pain was overwhelming. I had given up hope after taking meds, constantly going to the chiropractor and physical therapy. Within 2-3 sessions, I knew the miracle I prayed for had been answered. I was standing longer, sitting longer and using less pain medicine. I was still unsure that the effect would last, but after a few more sessions, I realized that I was truly on the road to recovery and could work like I used to!
I just thought that what I was experiencing was a natural progression of arthritis. When I introduce Mary Ann to someone in pain, I say: this is Mary Ann, the guardian angel I told you about. If you’re lucky enough to get to work with her, you’ll find a healing that puts the spring back in your step and hope back in your heart!
I have learned first-hand how disabling pain can be after I was in an accident. Never one to simply accept things, I set out ot do something about it. I brought forward a series of information and experiences that turned my life around and now I live pain free.
I've spent my entire career helping people recover their lives from physical trauma, but the lights didn't go on in a big way until I suffered from pain first hand so I know the emotional and physical pain that comes from this life-changing experience. Mary Ann