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Questionnaire - Marjolein

NAME: Marjolein

AGE: 46

INJURIES/STATUS: Spinal fusion/spinal disc degeneration

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COMING TO PEPILATES: 2 months

DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN ANY OTHER SPORT/ACTIVITY: Cycling

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1. What inspired you to take up Pilates?

To build-up core strength after Spinal fusion operation

2. Why did you decide to practice at Pepilates?

Teaching of high quality classical Pilates and the small sized group classes and the location.

3. How many classes do you think you have had, or do you think you take on average per year?

This year so far I have done 29 classes and hope to be able to continue doing 3 classes per week. Would love to do this every day though!

4. Has your body/wellness changed since practicing Pilates, if so how many classes do you think it took to notice a difference?

It most definitely has! I have built up a very strong core since starting Pilates about 7 years ago due to losing my core strength after a spinal fusion operation. It has also given me more confidence in my mobility and aid towards pain/discomfort support. I have also noticed that I have regained more flexibility since losing this because of the injury to my spine

5. What do you enjoy most about Pilates?

Everything!

6. If you have been attending classes for a while, do you feel you have improved?

For sure!

7. Does Pilates impact on your life outside the studio?

Yes, it helps me to understand my posture much better and how I can correct this when I start to slouch on my office chair during the day...It has also given me more core support and overall muscle strength for cycling. It gives an overall good confidence boost.

8. If you have tried a few, what is your favourite piece of equipment?

Difficult to choose, I love both the Exo chair and Orbit. Both are small sized equipment but giving you such a good variety of good exercises.

9. Do you know your favourite Pilates move?

Feet in straps on the reformer

10. Three words to sum up your Pepilates experience?

Educational, fun, results

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