Increased Lung Capacity
Pilates has given me core strength and endurance for long distance (10+ miles) runs. For leaning into an increasing speed without bending, it is very beneficial to have a solid core. Instead of powering up a hill with your quads, you engage your core to “lift” you up the hill. Since I have started Pilates I can run farther, faster, and stronger.
-- Diane B.
Discovering Susanna's Pilates classes has been a joy, and I have been working with her now for about eighteen months. Correct breathing techniques have increased my lung capacity. I can also see the difference in the way my clothes fit.
I enjoy my Pilates time so much I plan to continue: the improvements in health, posture, muscle tone and lung capacity are very evident, not to mention the improvements in flexibility, and these benefits can only get better the longer I continue.
I have found Susanna to be an excellent and supportive teacher: her explanations and demonstrations of new exercises are easy to follow and I would give her an unqualified recommendation as a Pilates instructor.
-- Carol Dekema, Ben Lomond