I had suffered from severe right sided sacroiliac pain for over two years. It affected everything I did. It interrupted my sleep, and kept me from doing activities I loved. I was afraid to pick up my grandkids. The pain made me grumpy and depressed as well.
I had a nerve ablation to the sacroiliac which helped some, but the muscles surrounding the area were unaffected and I still had pain and spasms constantly.
I saw an excellent chiropractor who helped significantly. After several months, I was much better, but not out of pain, and the area was easily aggravated. I realized that I had to make changes on MY end of things. The chiropractor suggested Pilates. Best advice I ever got!
I found Whole Living Pilates and it changed my life! I know that sounds melodramatic, but I have no more back pain. The muscles in my low back, pelvis, and around my sacroiliac are stronger and balanced. My whole body is stronger and more flexible. I have no plans to quit!
Tammy Awtry has been my incredible coach. She understands what I have gone through, works closely with me, and has always adapted to my needs. I feel like she has taken this journey as a partner as well as a coach. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, attention to detail, and encouragement have been the best part of my improvement!
It may sound corny, but the other changes I have seen include no more depression, greater confidence to do the things I want, and a lot more energy. My diet is better and I have lost a little weight. Quite a cascade effect from a simple question, “considered Pilates?”
I wanted to get healthy after 35 years of being a business woman in a very stressful industry. I retired and started working on my health. I met Nicole more than 5 years ago and have never looked back. Here are some the results that I’ve seen in those 5 years:
- My lower back problems are much better
- My flexibility is much better (although I’ll never have great flexibility)
- My balance is much better
- I’m much stronger
- And, most importantly, I feel much better
I love the way Nicole teaches. She is very patient ( especially with older women like me) but will push you when needed. Nicole is a Master Pilates teacher but she is always learning more. I look forward to my classes each week.
I began my Pilates journey with Nicole over 5 years ago, after recognizing that aging was making staying fit more of a challenge. I absolutely hate working out and I hate to sweat, but I knew I needed to find something that would keep me healthy and strong. Nicole was instrumental in helping me recover from 2 major surgeries. She put together a great plan that had both myself and my doctor surprised with how quickly I was able to recover and regain my strength. I always leave each class inspired by her positive, and upbeat attitude!
As a Pilates Instructor my standards are very high. I do not hesitate to pay to participate in Nicole’s classes and I arrange my schedule around the classes she teaches. Her deep knowledge of the Classical Pilates Method is evident in the classes she teaches. I look forward to every class I take with her and each time I learn and grow as a Pilates student and teacher. I leave class wanting more and excited to come back. I not only take her classes to become physically stronger but mentally as well. Pilates breaks down the stress I hold in my shoulders and neck that causes pain and headaches. I have walked into a class in pain and left feeling the huge release I gained from class. Nicole is professional, knowledgeable, and cares about every student she comes in contact with.
Nicole has helped me re-gain my body AND my mind-body connection! I have taken her reformer classes for years because I love her teaching style. Her cues are accurate, her corrections and suggestions improve my form and help me get stronger. She is encouraging and motivating. Best Pilates instructor I have ever taken from!
-Mary Sue Powers
I have been taking Pilates classes with Nicole for almost 2 years. In the past I have had bulging disc pain, painful nerve issues and TMD. I am pain free and feel better than I ever have because of Pilates. Nicole is a fabulous instructor. She uses a gentle holistic approach and gives clear instructions and precise cues. Knowing my health history, she is concerned and careful to remind me of modifications. She is encouraging, patient and friendly. Nicole has a passion for helping people and for the way in which Pilates can improve peoples’ lives.
Why our clients love Whole Living Pilates in Colorado Springs
Here at Whole Living Pilates, we strive to provide the most hands-on, personal, and effective Pilates experience in Colorado Springs. Our clients come to use for many reasons but all of them get the personalized attention that they are looking for. Some of our clients moved into the area and were looking for a new studio to practice Pilates in Colorado Springs while others were complete Pilates Beginners who heard about the benefits of Pilates. At Whole Living Pilates we create personalized Pilates programs for seniors, programs to supplement physical therapy and of course programs for athletes and overall fitness. Our clients are amazing and we constantly get inspired by their success and accomplishments. If you would like to see the transformation in your body please take a look at our new client packages or reach out to get started.
Transform, Renew, and Energize your whole self at Whole Living Pilates.