Kathy is 64 years old. In her younger years was active in sports. When she had children in her 30’s, along with a full time job, there was not much time for her anymore. A couple of years ago she began taking tennis lessons and quickly realized that she did not have the endurance nor the strength to get through an hour tennis lesson, let alone a set. She retired just 2 years ago, and she knew it was necessary to alter her health and fitness routine, so she would be able to enjoy the next chapter of her life. Kathy has been lucky, she only suffers from a pinched nerve in her foot that prevents her from walking more than an hour.
We asked Kathy a few questions, this is what she had to say:
Q: What has been the biggest change in your fitness routine since joining our Studio?
A: “The biggest change is that I actually come! For years and years I paid dues to a fitness center but never went. I did not enjoy the large classes or the individual machines, where I never knew if I was doing the exercises correctly. At this Studio, I get small group training, and a lot of individual instruction to make sure my form and breathing are correct. When I first came I could maybe do 1 sit up and forget about push-ups. Now, I can feel that my core and my muscles are continually getting stronger. “
Q: How many days a week do you train?
A: “Ideally, I like to train 4-5 days. I do 2 classes on the reformers, 2 classes of cardio, and 1 class with weights.”
Q: How do you feel after each workout?
A: “After working out I always am sweaty and feel amazing. The rest of the day I have a lot of energy.”
Q: What is your favorite part about training at Pure Power PILATES and Fitness?
A: “I love working out with all the different people, and I have made some good friends. It is a lot of fun and the 50 minutes really flies by.”
Q: What keeps you motivated?
A: “Lori, Lauren, and Kelly! Also 3 young grandchildren that need me to keep moving or dodging.”
Q: What are your future fitness goals?
A: “I want to keep getting stronger both in my core and my muscles. When I first came to the Studio my balance was horrific. My balance has improved significantly, but there is always room for more improvement.”