by Yuuki Yamagiwa
My body feels different every time I step onto the reformer. There will be days when I feel great. And then there are days when my old rib injury will take over my breathing and take me a few steps back in my twisting motions. Other days, my shoulder injury often creates a crooked imbalance between my right and left sides.
So how do we know what exercises our bodies really should be working on?
By Yuuki Yamagiwa
Alison Manheim is passionate about the benefits of Pilates at any life stage. A former professional writer, Alison discovered that Pilates was an excellent antidote to the neck and shoulder issues that come from working at a desk. In 2013, she became a certified instructor through Jill Cassady, who studied with Romana Kryzanowska in New York City. She has been happily teaching ever since and continues to study under Ken Krech and Dena Drotar, among others.
Read on to learn more about Alison’s background and her favorite thing about being a Pilates instructor!