Fitness is about being able to maximize the Quality of My Life!”
Most of us just don’t know enough about how to make our bodies work better. We put up with physical limitations, thinking that it will always be that way. But that isn’t true and I’m proof.
After a diagnosis of a chronic back condition, I was told that I would probably have constant pain and be limited in my physical activities. On the advice of a physical therapist, I started attending Pilates classes at Razor Sharp.
Up until then, I had used weights and the weight machines, but I had not intentionally developed my core muscles. The core muscles are the ones we rely on every day to sit, stand, walk and do almost anything. Pilates has strengthened my core muscles to the point that I do not have any pain nor do I take any pain medication. It’s easy to forget I even have a back condition.
I really appreciate the classes at Razor Sharp because the instructors are so knowledgeable, they check for good form, they mix up the exercises to work muscles differently, they make adaptations for physical limitations so that everyone can participate, and they make exercising fun. I have tried a number of different classes and all of them have been very helpful.
To improve my overall fitness, I also sought the assistance of a trainer, Janelle Cairo, and learned how each muscle area needs attention and how to plan my own workouts. As a result, my fitness has improved and I am able to do more with my life, including hiking on Mount Rainier!
Now, when I experience muscle pain, I have a much better idea of what to do to heal.
Thank you Razor Sharp for helping me change the quality of my life!