I am stronger and move better than ever before with Pilates. I was told I had poor posture for most of my life. Now I am asked if I’ve always been this tall?”Jaime A

68 and overweight. Having had two open hear surgeries in the past few years and never being a workout guy my cardiologist was very candid with me that I needed to exercise, period. That exercise was more important then the meds I have been taking. So I joined a gym and started a 5-6 day a week cardio and weight regiment.

After a few weeks of workouts I was always stiff and sore. My wife took me to Peach Pilates in Bend. I have been doing my daily program at the gym and weekly Pilates sessions with Julia at Peach Pilates. I can’t say enough about the transformation I am going through under her guidance. First off the Studio is clean and comfortable and wonderfully appointed with great equipment. I felt awkward and bit overwhelmed at first but was made to feel welcome. During the first few weeks Julia made sure I was comfortable with the equipment, customized my sessions based on my aches and pains and need areas such as my core, stretching, balance and proper breathing.

Thanks to Julia, I am well on my way to having a stronger, healthier and more flexible life. – Paul R