One of the things I love most about teaching Pilates is the continuity of care we have with each and every one of you. We have worked closely with many of you through injury / illness / recovery from surgery / pregnancy and ongoing those of you living with Long term conditions. The benefits of regular, long term Pilates are clear to see and very rewarding to work with.
A small number of clients have Neurological conditions that are likely to progress over time. Myself, Rachel, Josie and Karen all feel very privileged to be part of the commitment that these particular clients have made to Pilates. As Physiotherapists the reward we feel from seeing the benefits of sustained exercise to people’s health is a huge reason for doing the job. I am very pleased to share the following story with you.
Andrew started Pilates in early 2017 . Later that year he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He ran the Great North Run in 2018 and then Katie joined in for 2019.This is what he has to say.
We both are keen to do this again and recognise that it wiĺl be a tough challenge for both of us. Andrew will have had PD for 5 years and Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease. Katie will find it a challenge because she doesn't like running!
Well, with just under 3 weeks til the GNR, I am pleased to report my training is going to plan. I have done 20km and have done faster runs as well. Sadly, Katie has had to pull out so it is just down to me. I am really hoping to get a GNR PB this year - I would love to get below the 2 hour mark but will have to see how it goes on the day. I may run in fancy dress - a banana outfit has been mentioned! Perhaps if my cash target is hit, the banana outfit will be worn!
Andrew is hoping to raise money for Parkinsons UK . Please follow link below to donate to his Just Giving Page
We wish Andrew and all of you doing the GNR this year well in your training. We hope you have a great Race and do some well deserved fund raising along the way.
I hope you have enjoyed the sunny bank holiday and are ready for some good work on your mat in class this week.