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July 2009 Client of the Month! - Judy E.!

"I tell you, I AM 100% PAIN FREE! NO JOKE!!!"
- Judy E., Client of the Month




Judy works in the same office complex as Aspire, so over the past few years we've swapped stories about family and home life. During several friendly conversations, she mentioned in passing about her excruciating back pain. I told her "Pilates, Pilates, Pilates!" 

Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles that stabilize the spine first, then builds outwards. We have seen many, many clients regain their quality of life after strengthening their core and reducing or eliminating their back pain.

No Light at the End of the Tunnel

After Judy had spoken with her doctor and read several Internet articles on Sciatica, she became more and more concerned that pain may be something that she "was going to have to live with" for the rest of her life. There wasn't much light at the end of the tunnel when it came to relieving Judy's pain. 


"I literally had to stop 4 times on a drive home from Lake Tahoe because the pain was so bad sitting down. After seeing a sports therapist that 'rearranged' things and helped it for about 2 days, taking pain pills, muscle relaxers, heating pads, ice packs, and everything my doctor prescribed/suggested, I was basically desperate. So I started at Aspire. I was skeptical because I am not in very good physical condition, and wasn't sure how Pilates was going to help." 
- Judy E., Client of the Month

Pilates the Aspire Way

At Aspire, safety always comes first. We started slowly and made sure that every movement and exercise was safe and would not increase Judy's pain level. We also taught Judy how each exercise affected her anatomy.

"Usually when I take some kind of exercise class, the instructors are not very informative. They don't tell you why you need to do what they tell you to do. Its like, 'Just to do it.' Tonya actually took the time to explain what she was having me do and why, and what each exercise strengthens and affects. That helped me A LOT because I was able to take home what I learned in class." 

- Judy E., Client of the Month

Profound Results After Just 3 Classes!

Although we take the slow and steady approach at Aspire, Judy was able to achieve great results after her third class. Ironically, Judy almost didn't attend class that night because of pain. After finishing a core strengthening exercise mid-class, an astonished Judy exclaimed:


"Oh, my God! My pain is gone!! This is impossible!" 

Needless to say, the whole class applauded. This is why I teach Pilates!

"That was the best money ever spent. Still, to this day, if I even feel a little twinge, - Pilates exercises. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!! I can't tell you how much I appreciate what you have done for me." 

- Judy E., Client of the Month

Judy did it for herself! She learned basic Pilates concepts and exercises appropriate for her body in class, and now practices them at home to maintain her strength. Judy is now in control of her own pain level. She has fun skiing with her 11 year old son and once again enjoys activities that used to make her wince just thinking about them. Congratulations, Judy! To many more pain free years!