I owe my daughter for introducing me to the wonderful world of Pilates. She took a job working the front desk at Club Pilates in Annapolis and soon began extolling the virtues of Pilates. My full time job though very satisfying was incredibly sedentary. Turns out radio dj’s do a lot more sitting than dancing! At the time I had just been diagnosed with two blood clots and it was very important that I find some activity I enjoyed and could stick with. Over the years I had dabbled in just about everything from Jane Fonda, to step aerobics, kick-boxing, Denise Austin, Buns of Steel, Barre, Zumba, Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, hot yoga, and the worst of these HIIT. You see, I’m not exaggerating when I said I tried it all but I could never stick with it. Generally, after 3 months or so I would find myself bored and unmotivated. I was hesitant to believe Pilates was anything more than another fad but 2 years later, here I am. I quickly learned Pilates was accessible to all, challenging without putting undue stress on my mind and body, and with such a wide variety of apparatus and instructors, never the same workout twice. Not only did my blood clots disappear but I have kept them away without the aid of medication. It became increasingly important to me that I not only personally benefit from Pilates but also help guide others on their own Pilates journey because I know the peace of mind it can bring to your life, soundness of body, the strength you will feel, the increased balance and flexibility, the ease of mobility, and the cure from pain and discomfort. When I have clients tell me how much Pilates has benefited them with weight loss, pain, or energy, I feel so rewarded and thrilled that I have been able to create that experience! I am so thankful I get to work at Club Pilates and positively impact others’ lives every day.