I have suffered from the usual aches and pains that come and go, but in addition, I have had two herniated discs in lower back for years. After chiropractor treatments, physical therapy and injections, there was no relief. There was pain with every motion, sitting, standing, walking, turning over in bed. Lotions and back supports only gave temporary relief.
Now after attending Stretch & Tone with Chris, I am pain-free! I’m almost afraid to say it. She is so knowledgeable and encouraging and makes classes fun. With some yoga and pilates mixed in, each one is different from another.
I am so thankful for finding Chris and encourage others to attend her classes.
– Janet Lawrence, Lowell, MA
Last year I trained for a half marathon with severe knee pain and could never run back to back days. I’ve tried everything PT, acupuncture & massage. They have all helped some to keep me running, but Pilates is what has really changed my running life. I read multiple articles about yoga & Pilates for running and thought I would give it a try. Last fall I met Chris and as a runner herself she really understood how to help me become a stronger runner.
Since I started doing Pilates with Chris I have been able to run back to back days with no pain. Without Pilates I would never have been able to PR (get a personal record in)a half marathon – thank you!!
— Samantha, Ayer
After 50 years of intermittent back problems, and finding most new exercises caused problems, I was scared to start Pilates. Thank goodness I did. Chris was so helpful, monitoring me closely even in a group lesson and suggesting modifications to suit me. A couple of years later, I am in much better shape, feel stronger and have a more resilient back. Chris even makes these classes fun.
— Margaret, Westford
Thanks again for (the workout) today. It is always a pleasure to work with you. I find your direction and support allow me to accomplish more than I could on my own.
— Laura Marie, Integrative Yoga Therapist