Karen

Lauren Hurst has been my Pilates instructor for about 2 ½ years now. I give her credit for restoring the joy in my life. She has changed my life for the better, restored my faith in myself, and taught me so many things I can do to improve the quality of my life. I feel stronger, more resilient, less pain, and more prepared to care for myself and maintain my mobility. I’ve learned to recruit muscles I never felt I had before to do tasks now with greater efficiency, no pain, and improved posture. (I gained back a half inch of height I had lost after 6 months of Pilates with Lauren!) Lauren truly has a gift for cueing. Sometimes when I have trouble with a particular movement, just a light brushing of her fingertips along the muscle will enable me to find the movement and carry it out. She employs a very tailored sense of exercise prescription, modification, challenge, and rest when needed. She also understands chronic pain and its implications, and I feel very safe in her instruction. She is always careful to check in with me about my comfort level with each exercise. I have been so impressed by her and the other instructors at Pilates Done Differently that I have referred several of my patients to Pilates Done Differently for individual Pilates. Lauren is remarkably insightful, skillful, talented, knowledgeable, and is also one of the best human beings I know. Pilates Done Differently has a welcoming feel to it. It’s clean, has lots of natural light, bathrooms with ample room to change clothes in if needed, and new equipment. Many thanks to Caitlin Kolb for acting on her inspiration to open this wonderful studio filled with expert, compassionate teachers and healers!!! Infinite thanks to Lauren Hurst for guiding me to my current state of well-being!!!

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