Almost four years ago I retired from a stressful job and moved to northern Michigan. I had been a tennis player and was drilling and playing at least three times a week. Unfortunately, I was unable to connect with any players up here and then I had some minor medical problems. My massage therapist suggested pilates at Village Pilates. It was the best reccomendation! I work with Bridgit once a week. I love the workout and try to do mat work at home. I have found an increase in strength as well as improved flexibility and muscle tone. Gradually my posture is improving (I really feel as if I am standing taller and straighter) and my energy level has increased. My shoulders are more relaxed and natural. Bridgit paces the workouts and knows when it is time to introduce new exercises and positions. Pilates at VP is a great place to exercise and stay fit!
As someone who has dealt with back pain all my life from scoliosis, I have been pain free since starting pilates! The focus on developing core muscles has made me stronger than I have ever been. Even shoveling snow has not been a problem this year! A huge thank you to both Bridgit and Crystal.
I absolutely love this place! Thank you Bridgit, you make me feel strong and confident!
When I first started working with Bridgit at Village Pilates, I was looking just to improve strength and toning. Fast forward a year later and I’ve discovered a surprising new awareness of every part of my body. Not to mention long, lean muscles, better posture, and improved flexibility (which is saying something with hamstrings like mine!). Bridgit’s teaching style is clear, fun and encouraging, without an ounce of pretension. I look forward to class every week! And when I leave, I’m 2 inches taller than when I arrived…Or at least it feels like it!
I am in my mid 60’s and have been a moderate exerciser- daily walking, kayaking, and snowshoeing- during retirement. The last few years I have added Tai Chi or Yoga which have been beneficial for my balance, relaxation, stretching etc., but I was still experiencing (especially during the colder months) back and neck issues. One of my Tai Chi classmates “sang the praises” of Bridgit at Village Pilates. So, I decided to try with their “Introductory Offer” and was so pleased that I continued with private lessons. I have been rewarded by feeling less muscular aches and stronger core muscles. Bridgit has been key throughout by encouraging me and being patient. She continues to adjust exercises/movement to my ability and will provide challenges. She will “talk” me through activities step by step asking if I have discomfort. She displays a happy and positive way which is conveyed in her teaching of Pilates.