I was not sure what I was getting into by going to a Pilates teacher. My first thoughts were Pilates is not for guys and this is going to require strength and balance that I don’t have. I just did not want that same familiar feeling that I am not good at this and never will be.
While I might have had that experience with other teachers or classes, the first thing that I was struck by was Denise’s unique ability to inspire me based on exactly where I was rather than where I needed to be. She was able to do that through incredible positive support and by setting realistically achievable goals.
The result was a new found pride for my effort and a desire to continue to try and put my health first. While it seems like a simple concept, I never even considered that as an option before hearing her reinforce that concept.
The workouts were challenging yet fun and I could see improvement. Denise would make sure to use where I was as a reference point to show my improvement as a motivational tool.
One of the things that made it easier was her patience and detailed instruction on each of the exercises. She doesn’t just tell you what to do but shows you what to do and which parts of the body to focus on. She makes it all seem so simple and rewarding.
Denise is the most positive person I have met and it is a blessing to be able to work with her. She has given me a desire to put my health first and changed my life in the process.
For the results oriented: working with Denise has taken me down 5 dress sizes and helped me recover from a cervical disc rupture.
For the process-inclined: Denise is one of the kindest, most empathetic, most encouraging people i’ve had the pleasure of knowing, she is keenly attuned to both your body’s limitations and its potential and whenever i go to her i know that she will take extremely good care of me while still guiding me towards greater and greater resiliency. She is the very best coach, counselor and cook and she always makes sure to skip any John Mayer songs if they come up on her pandora while we’re in session. 🐋♥️
I have had the pleasure of working with Denise at Personal Evolutions Pilates for quite some time. She keeps current with new routines and makes workouts fun. She is extremely passionate about her work as an instructor and a coach. I have tried other facilities in the past, but I find her services far superior with a personal yet professional approach.
I have been with Denise for many years. She is a fantastic Pilates instructor. You will not regret the time you spend with her.
My sessions with Denise are my investment in my own wellbeing. They make me stronger, keep me energized and create a safe hour a few times a week to focus on nothing but my own good health. Self-care is too often put on the back burner, especially for those trying to integrate a successful career and healthy marriage while parenting happy children.
Denise is the ultimate professional. She listens to your goals and tailors your workout accordingly. While she definitely pushes you to meet your goals, she does it in a gentle and unobtrusive manner. At the end of my workout, I always feel a sense of accomplishment and look forward to the next session with Denise.