Here's what our Club Members are saying about our NEW Pilates Reformer classes!
"Pilates Reformer has been a fun and unique way to get toned up! My Instructor, Keri, is fabulous and really knows how to use the equipment for maximum benefit. I always leave the class feeling terrific and would recommend it to anyone looking for that extra stretch and higher level of fitness" - S.A.
"The use of the Reformer has allowed me to safely do exercises and build core strength without fear of loss of balance or back strain. Hopefully the goal of walking stairs without supporting hands, is soon possible" - S.T.
"Pilates with Keri is GREAT! My golf game has improved with my core being stronger. At my last Doctor's appointment it was discovered that I was half an inch taller than the year before! (due to improved posture). Pilates has made me feel better and be healthier" - L.D.
"I have been taking the Pilates Reformer class regularly for the last 8 weeks. I really enjoy this class. I find that my posture has improved as well as noticable toning in my arms, abs and legs. Friends have even commented and complemented me! My core strength has also improved considerably. When I am doing exercises with all reformer equipment, I find I am more aware of my body and the specific areas being worked. I also find my Instructor (Keri) extremely knowledgable and challenging, with the ability to keep each workout fresh while always considering each persons ability" - L.B.
"I had been doing Pilates for about seven years and was excited to try something new when the Reformers were announced (at SVAC). My class with Heike has become one of the highlights of my week! She quickly found out how to challenge me and she is an inspiring and skilled Trainer. What I like best about Pilates and the Reformer is the variety of exercises that can easily be changed to suit anyone's level. My pregnany neice has joined me several times in my class and thoroughly enjoyed it" - J.K.
"Mere words cannot describe the full benefits of taking Reformer Pilates classes. I am sailing through my fourth session (of 6 classes). I must say that I started feeling the benefits and positive changes in my body after my second class, possibly even after my first! No other form of exercise has provided me with such a marked improvement in muscle strength and flexibility in such a short period of time. I have become much aware of what my body is doing than ever before. This increase in in awareness remains at all times. In addition to all of this my posture has greatly improved - I know walk faster than before and it has even improved my golf game! I feel stronger and enjoy a greater sense of well-being then ever before. I've taken the classes under the experienced and watchful eye of Kathy Giesbrecht. The classes are great, fun and the hour just flies by much too quickly! I highly recommend these classes for everyone! Once you start them you won't want to stop!"- L.H.
"I have been a Member at Sturgeon Valley for sometime now and have taken many different classes that have been offered. Out of the classes that I have taken Pilates Reformer has been one of the best! Although I know the benefits of stretching, I am a person who is impatient and doesn't really enjoy it. I seem to run out of time to stretch when I am at the gym, and when I get home I am just too busy and it slips my mind. The class not only works my muscles in a different way than cardio and weight training, it stretches my body at the same time. The Pilates Reformer class has helped ease my constant lower back pain and tight leg muscles; it gives me an entire body workout and it keeps my body guessing! My Instructor - Keri - is knowledgeable and due to the small class size, she is able to watch my form and correct me when necessary. She is also able to see my progress and assess when to increase the tension of the Reformer. She is able to individualize for each person in the class quickly. I look forward to my Pilates Reformer class and wish I could take it every day" - T.H.
"Pilates has been a turning point for me as a component of my strength training program. I have a chronic injury in my neck that does not lend itself to traditional free weights. Pilates Reformer is a smooth fluid movement that builds strength and range of motion movement. I love coming to class each week because even though Pilates works you hard, it is so much fun! I am hooked! Keri is so enthusiastic about her classes which is infectious! I think everyone should try it for overall body conditioning" - A.H.
"Ever since taking Pilates, I have noticed a difference in my overall fitness level, as well as the condition of my body and mind. It has helped my back become more flexible and it has greatly improved the deep abdominal muscles in my core. This is something I've noticed during my long runs. Pilates has also completemented my other trainng, and has enhanced my awareness of my body in and out of the gym. To me, Pilates is not a passing trend but a beneficial exercise to health and wellness. It improves the way you look and feel, thus enhancing one's self confidentce. Pilates can help people of all ages and fitness leves as long as they continually practice" - J.W.