Annie is so awesome and special! I know that she will continue to impact people’s lives, not because of Pilates but because of who she is and what she gives to others through her unique style and essence. You couldn’t ask for a better teacher than that, ever!
I have a long history of sports injuries, surgeries and chronic pain issues in my lower back and hips. I also have a desk job, where I work long hours hunched over my keyboard. I had done every type of physical therapy and alternative medicine with very little improvement. I have been working with Annie for several years doing Pilates and my pain levels have dramatically improved from the time I started. Her knowledge of the body and attention to detail have been instrumental in improving my quality of life.
My husband is 82 and I am 80; we have been attending regular Pilates sessions with Annie. We both think Annie is a very effective instructor. She is always careful to modify our exercises to accommodate our ages and physical limitations. She also continues to challenge us with new routines without pushing us into the area of possible injury. We both recommend Annie as an excellent and effective Pilates instructor.
I have been taking Pilates sessions with Annie for 3.5 years and can honestly say she is outstanding. During my career as an elite level gymnast I had countless injuries and surgeries. A severe lower back injury and chronic pain forced me to retire in 2002. With Annie’s extensive knowledge, listening and understanding my back pain slowly improved on a daily basis. I have increased strength, better body awareness, decreased pain and much improved posture.
Annie focuses on overall strength as well as specific areas during class. She keeps things interesting and maintains a pleasant, yet focused and motivating, atmosphere. She is passionate and truly cares about each individual. I highly recommend Annie.
Annie is the best fitness instructor I’ve ever had! She is extremely knowledgeable about Pilates and methods that help to attain proper alignment and better posture. She is passionate about her profession and cares deeply for all of her students. She has taught me how to listen to my body and I am stronger, healthier, and taller that ever before!
I have been doing Pilates for the past 13 years and have worked with a number of different instructors. Working with Annie has exceeded my expectations. As an instructor Annie pays attention to the individual and the body she is working with; Annie tailors the exercises to what is right for each person, not what the repertoire is for everyone. In the two years I have worked with Annie following major cervical fusion, I have not had one experience that has caused my pain to flare. I have been able to strengthen my body and further minimize my pain. I would recommend Annie to anyone.
Whether you’re a new or an experienced Pilates student, working with Annie is sure to be an eye opening experience. I started taking classes and private sessions with Annie about a year ago with fantastic results. I’ve always incorporated fitness classes, walking, running and yoga into my life. However, I have struggled with reoccurring back issues for years. Annie showed me countless exercises and modifications that isolated troubled areas & strengthened weakened muscles. To date, I’ve never felt stronger or more flexible. Plus, I’m back to conducting all my normal activities…pain free! I’d highly recommend Annie to anyone looking for a targeted approach to fitness. Annie offers a unique blend of enthusiasm, knowledge and a genuine interest in helping people achieve their personal fitness goals.
I have been working with Annie since 2008. Initially, I began this workout for other reasons, but after the birth of my son in 2009, I needed to rebuild the core strength and flexibility I had lost during my pregnancy. Not only did Annie personalize a workout for the changing needs of my body, she also suggested several books and articles that explained what was going on with my body.
Her knowledge and professionalism have shown me that she cares about her clients and that their safety is her number one concern. Annie always follows up with me the day after my workout and is quick to assess any problems I may be experiencing. I highly recommend Annie to all of my family and friends.
I’m so glad to have known Annie, she is not just good she is GREAT!! Through Annie I’ve understood the value of exercise, how to challenge one’s self and to respect one’s limits as well. Annie is different from most instructors because she cares about her student’s overall well-being; that’s a huge gift to have. I thank Annie for teaching me about Pilates and I hope to carry this with me for the rest of my life.
Hi! I am Jean, a 74-year-old retired woman who started working with Annie 3-1/2 life changing years ago. I came to her with generalized all over body aches and pains. What bothered me the most was pain and stiffness in my feet.
After working with Annie for a few months my whole entire body was truly transformed. Annie’s slow and steady approach really works for me!
Along with working on my physical issues, Annie has been coaching me on some life changing habits. My life and my environment are so much less stressful and more enjoyable now!
Also, we have been working on “cleaning-up” my diet. I really feel energy returning, less aches and pains and I’m sleeping much better.
I now have healthy morning, mid-day and evening routines that I follow. They have brought feelings of calm and stability to my life. I am still a woman that needs options and flexibility in my life, but I am enjoying the newfound structure in my life.
When my Zoom sessions start with Annie I’m immediately transformed into a place of positivity and energy. My sessions with Annie are truly one of the highlights of my week!
Thank you Annie!”
I am Marty, a 72-year-old woman and the owner of a Furniture company. I enjoy being an active artist, and have been a devoted gardener my entire life. In the past I was not the type of person to do any type of organized exercise – no gym memberships for me! Then somewhere along the line I injured myself.
For years I bounced between standard physical therapy and the chiropractor. Both worked short term, but I found myself unable to keep up with the lifestyle I wanted. “Work on your core” was the advice I was constantly given. In a determined moment I joined a local club. I soon found out – again – how much I dislike repetitive exercise; however, I was fortunate that soon after I found Annie.
Fast forward 10 years – I am still working with Annie. That should say it all – the anti-gym woman has kept up with her weekly sessions for 10 years, because Annie is a delightfully engaging person, full of concrete physiological knowledge, and a great coach. Over that time, I have ceased to need the Chiropractor and have not had the need for physical therapy. I do not mean to imply there have been no aches and pains, but because of my weekly sessions with Annie they usually dissipate quickly. Other injuries have come and gone over the years on this 72-year-old body, but Annie has been excellent at putting together targeted exercises and stretching routines mixed with coaching that allow my body to heal naturally. My sessions stretch my mind, my body and challenge my coordination. Annie’s coaching has helped me work through my sedentary tendencies. Because of this I have been able to maintain my active life and engage in all my favorite hobbies.
My Zoom sessions keep me moving and connected during this stressful time. They are well-structured, always interesting, and always lively. I am a huge fan of Annie and her coaching and teaching model and recommend it to anyone thinking of starting an exercise and coaching program they can continue for years to come.
“What you do today affects tomorrow!” – Author Unknown
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