More Satisfying

More than half of The Pilates Fitness Studio’s clients have been with us year after year after year.

Here, in their own words, is why:

 

Pam is a wonderful trainer

Pamela England has been my Pilates trainer for many years. I have found working with her to be the ideal cross training for my work as a professional dancer/teacher. Throughout my career I had been exposed to Pilates in a variety of circumstances, and it has been such a pleasure to deepen my understanding while making it a regular physical practice. In comparison to other forms of conditioning (such as weight training), it requires a deeper level of attention, and body mind connection.  The wide-ranging progression of exercises is very specific and thorough, addressing the entire body while integrating core strength.

Pam is a wonderful trainer, absolutely reliable and able to adapt to clients with a wide range of abilities. She has helped me recover from injuries, and is sensitive to individual needs and goals. The studio has a lovely atmosphere with huge windows and lots of natural light, and with Pam’s strong, gentle and encouraging presence,  it is an ideal place to engage in Pilates on a regular basis.

-Martha Curtis

 

The training at the Pilates Fitness Studio has given me strength and confidence to be fit for the life I want to lead.

Pam England has nurtured me, corrected my form to help me prevent injuries, and helped me to know and to push my limits. The training at the Pilates Fitness Studio has given me strength and confidence to be fit for the life I want to lead.

When I came to the Pilates Fitness Studio seven years ago, I could not sit up straight and couldn’t stand on a concrete floor for more than 10 minutes without severe pain. Three years prior, I had ruptured a disc, but despite surgery, was still in a low level of constant pain. I felt pretty weak and vulnerable. Within a few weeks, I was feeling less pain. Within a few months, I felt stronger, pain free, and was able to start cardio training. Each year, I have added more intensity to my fitness training, always keeping two Pilates classes a week as my anchor. Several of the Pilates stretches improved my lung capacity. I also have asthma, but now I suffer far fewer attacks and the severity is minimal. That helped change the internal dialog that told me I couldn’t run. Five years ago, I started running, and completed the Monument Avenue 10K. Last year, at age 51, I ran the Richmond Half Marathon. Ultimately, I lost a little over 25 pounds.

-Mary Gardner-Stanley Weidmuller

 

Best of all, I can play golf for the first time in 15 years without worrying if my back might “go out” during or after a round.

The lower back pain and related problems that I suffered regularly disappeared after the first two months of doing Pilates sessions with Pam. Three years later, at age 58, I remain pain-free. Best of all, I can play golf for the first time in 15 years without worrying if my back might “go out” during or after a round.

-David Parsons

 

My posture, strength and flexibility are greatly improved. As an instructor, Pam knows Pilates backwards and forwards.

When I first started taking classes with Pam England at Pilates Fitness in 2002, I was suffering from near-constant muscle spasms in my neck and shoulders, and I was unable to lie flat on my back at night because of sciatica problems and lower back pain. After religiously taking two classes a week with Pam, I quickly found relief and no longer suffer from any of these problems. I am always challenged by the Pilates classes, both mentally and physically. My posture, strength and flexibility are greatly improved. And, I can report from experience, I always get a great night’s sleep on Pilates’ nights.

 

As an instructor, Pam knows Pilates backwards and forwards. She knows when to push and when to back off. I have seen her work effectively with many clients with injuries or those recovering from orthopedic surgeries. With her depth of experience as a dancer and her knowledge of anatomy, she is a highly skilled and professional teacher and coach. She is demanding but patient, firm but fun. I always tell people that it’s simple – if you just commit to regular doses of Pilates (especially with Pam England), it will rejuvenate you and change your life for the better.

-Trudi Allcott

 

Pam England is terrific!

The Pilates Fitness Studio meets my goals at age seventy three for maintaining better balance and posture. Pam England is terrific in designing and working with me one-on-one to reach these goals.

-Patricia Ware