Richard Scott

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I can't speak highly enough of the results, I can now ride my motorcycle 500 kms a day without a sore back, play 18 holes of golf, go fishing and so much more.

About the client.

I own a MTF Finance office in Tauranga. I had a motorcycle injury 39 years ago, damaging my back - I've tried every treatment going, avoiding the surgery option, putting up with everyday back pain.

What lead you to Pilates?

My wide Cindy and I keep pretty fit with Gym and up the Mount walks, but were getting a bit bored with the Gym. We had heard about Pilates and arranged a visit at the Pilates loft.

How long have you been doing Pilates with The Pilates loft?

We have been going for 18 months.

Classes you attend?

Cindy and I had private sessions to learn the different ways of doing the exercises correctly and using the machines, we now attend a 4 person group class twice per week. These are 1 hour classes mostly with Stephen, occasionally with Andrea - who is awesome also.

What benefits have you seen from Pilates?

I can't speak highly enough of the results, having had 18 months of Pilates! I never thought I would be a runner, but my back has strengthened to the extent I completed a 10km run in Queenstown with my family - I'll be doing 21 kms later this year. I can now ride my motorcycle 500 kms a day without a sore back, play 18 holes of golf and much more. The Pilates system at the Pilates Loft shows a way of doing exercises that I have never come across before - promoting a stronger core, good mind body connection and balance within my body.

Why does The Pilates Loft work for you?

The maximum 4 person classes are perfect for the instructor to keep an eye on you, making sure that you are doing the exercises correctly. I enjoyed the old studio, but this new studio is better - light and spacious - it feels great. There is always a bit of banter through the class, Stephen is a funny guy!

Favourite Pilates exercise?

Short spine - but I really like them all, even the more challenging ones.

Most challenging Pilates exercise?

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