As you know, I have thoroughly enjoyed your classes over this past year. I am in my early-60’s and was overweight, unfit and with no flexibility, I thought that Pilates would be a good first step in getting into shape for retirement. Since joining your classes I have noticed a lot more flexibility and muscle tone. My masseuse recently commented on the firmness of my muscles. This totally surprised me but it can only be attributed to Pilates as I do nothing else. Finally, I would like to say how much I appreicate the encouragement you have shown me and also the way you manage to provide adaptions to certain stretches so that even I can achieve them. It’s nice not being ridiculed for once! I am very much looking forward to continuing my education with Gently Fit. Thank you for all you are doing for me.
I was recommended by my physio to try pilates 3 years ago, having been diagnosed with a wedge fracture of the spine and osteoporosis. I was looking for a gentle but effective form of exercise that would help me become more flexible, improve my core strength and if possible increase the density of my bones. I have found Joanna’s Gently Fit Pilates together with weights to be a very good combination and have noticed a tremendous difference in my mobility – also improving the recovery rate after too much gardening etc! Joanna has also helped me lose excess weight as a personal trainer and I can honestly say that I have experienced tremendous benefit from her classes, as well as having a good laugh and meeting new friends.
I feel I've learned a great deal and thanks to you, have been able to incorporate new things into my daily exercise routine which really help with my back. I really can't speak highly enough of you, your expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm for the classes you run! It must take the patience of a saint sometimes to put us through our paces ... And I know that I really benefited as regards my lower back pain. At least I know what postures really help me.
My stomach muscles sure feel like they have worked out after Tuesday's lesson. It was good to be back.
Your classes have been brilliant and I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends as a first class instructor. If I am free on Fridays in the future I will give you a shout to see if you have a space available for me to return.
Just wanted to take this opportunity to say how very much I appreciate your style and knowledge of teaching.