I started attending Pilates with Shake and Shuffle around 12 weeks ago. My main reasons for going were to build core strength (I do dressage and this kind of exercise is ideal to improve my riding and help me become stronger) and to help with lower back pain (also riding related!). I had also recently broken my arm and was suffering with a very stiff shoulder and had a lack of movement as a result.
After just a couple of classes I could already feel the difference, with more movement in my shoulder. I stopped attending my physio at the Rivers in Sawbridgeworth as Pilates was actually helping more! A few months on I now rarely suffer from the lower back pain I have lived with on and off for years, I am stronger, more balanced and my riding has hugely improved as a result.
As an instructor, Vicky is fun, patient, motivational and I always enjoy her classes. That’s why I ended up recommending her to friends and family and now my mum also attends, as well as one of her friends and one of my good friends too! I would absolutely recommend Pilates for so many reasons, and would particularly recommend Vicky from Shake and Shuffle as a fantastic instructor.
Thank you Vicky for all your help, and I’ll see you next week at Pilates!