Core Connection Testimonials

Bellow are just some of the wonderful success stories our clients have shared with us.

Anneline Du Preez

22 March 2012

I have been doing Pilates on and off since 2005. Ever since I started with Pilates my motto was ‘Pilates till I die’, and it still is. I believe you can still be 100 years old and do Pilates. It will keep your body flexible and your mind alive.

I started with Pilates classes because I wanted to do some form of exercise (and I am not the athletic type) and I suffer from tension in my shoulders, upper back and neck, which leads to tension headaches. The kind and number of classes I have taken per week over the years have varied according to circumstances, but one thing is always the same: miss a class and your body knows it. At the moment I only take one group class a week, and if I miss a class, my upper body is one big spasm the following week. Pilates does not take my condition completely away, but it helps me manage it in a way no medication or physiotherapist can.

The other thing is that Pilates really is the thinking man’s exercise. I think this is great, as your brain also has to concentrate very hard to control your muscles.

Furthermore, Pilates has kept my core strong during my first pregnancy (I failed to go to class during the second and it still shows!), and it helped me to strengthen my pelvic floor and core again after I’ve had my children.

If I could force them, I would have made my mom and all my friends go to Pilates classes to strengthen their bodies and see what amazing things they will actually be able to do when their mind and body work together! Pilates till I die!

Sanet Barkhuizen

22 March 2012

Pilates tydens swangerskap hou baie voordele in. Ek het gevind my laerugpyn was baie beter na elke klas en ek kon die oefeninge tuis ook doen. My swak postuur het verbeter en my lyf was minder seer. Die bekkenvloer-oefeninge het ook my blaas en uterus ondersteun. Omdat ek baie kortasem gevoel het tydens my swangerskap, het die asemhalingsoefeninge my laat ontspan en ek glo dit het ook 'n positiewe effek op my baba gehad. Ek kan die klasse aanbeveel vir elke swanger vrou!

Marilene Heunis

22 March 2012

I am not a sports fanatic. The truth is that I hate sport! My life can be divided into two parts: life before and life after Pilates - it changed my life.

In 1999, I underwent a complicated back fusion. The recovery was long and painful. After a while, as the pain subsided, I became less and less committed in continuing the exercises that my physiotherapist had recommended. Eventually I could not ignore my body's plea for mercy any longer and I started attending Pilates classes... I felt like a jellyfish! Fortunately for jellyfish there are experienced Pilates instructors who have a lot of patience with weak and unfit bodies!

Pilates taught me to get in touch with my body and to listen to its complaints. I also began to trust my instincts again and started to follow a holistic lifestyle approach where various aspects complement one another.

I needed to understand how my body was responding to its weaknesses and even to pain in order to improve my muscle tone and body posture. Pilates helped me find and exercise my inner core muscles and myself! It provides time for myself, away from the stresses I encounter in the week. It feels great to experience small improvements, such as an increase in my fitness levels and spine mobility. These days I even welcome (moderate!) complaints from muscles that had not felt anything in years.

Joining Pilates classes really has been the best decision ever!

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  • 22 March 2012

    "For me, Pilates is not just therapeutic, but is good for my body in a few ways. I have been going to the chiropractor every five weeks or so for the last 19 years. I started doing Pilates to work on my core muscles, posture and general flexibility, to help the minor scoliosis and my weak back. My instructor does not only give me a general Pilates workout, but focuses on my personal weaknesses. I can feel the difference in my body and religiously keep up the classes since 2006."

    Nathan Bailey
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