Suzanne McClurkin-Nelson, Program Manager, Science Applications International Corporation
After fairly regular and rigorous hiking for about 8 months, I wanted to do something that would focus on my core muscles and upper body. I am a former professional ballet dancer and have spondylolisthesis (a fracture of the lower lumbar, fairly common for athlete, especially gymnasts and dancers), and it is critical that I keep the muscles which hold my back in place strong. I began with the mat classes, and am now up to a machine class and two mat classes per week; I love both the classes themselves and what they have done for me. I feel I have slowly transformed my body, and continue building strength and flexibility – I have never been seriously overweight, but have gone through relatively sedentary periods; I am 48 years old, and don’t think I have looked this sculpted in decades, and I feel wonderful! Loree’s classes are always different and easy to follow, and being a chiropractor specializing in rehabilitation is a tremendous plus for her clients. I highly recommend Pilates for anyone of any age, and I especially recommend Loree, knowing firsthand that the teacher often makes or breaks the class.