Gregg and Linda Birr:
My wife and I met Amy Jelinger nearly 3 years ago. When I first started pilates,
I had shoulder pain, back issues and was having trouble getting out of the car.
As a police officer for over 30 years, getting in and out of the police car is a
critical part of the job. When I would get out of the car, my heels would hurt
and it would take me about 30 feet to just begin walking normally. I went to the
doctor and he diagnosed my problem as planter fasciitis. I was opposed to pain
medication, shots, etc.
I explained my problem(s) to Amy. Amy explained the philosophy of Joseph Pilates
and felt that because of a gun belt, a bullet-proof vest and poor posture that
resulted from all those years in a police car, pilates may be the solution. Amy
has a special gift that allows her to look at someone and address specific muscle
groups. The sessions are an hour long.
Within a month, the pain in my heels disappeared. My shoulder and back gradually
became pain free. I am stronger now than I was 10 years ago. My wife, Linda, has
always been with me and has also become more flexible, toned and “body defined”.
I can’t thank Amy enough for what she has done for us.
Rick Griffin (March 2014) :
What has pilates done for me?
I came to pilates with back and nerve pain that developed after ankle surgery in 2011. I have never been particularly flexible, but was strong. However, I quickly learned I wasn’t pilates strong.
Since I started Pilates with Amy in October 2012 I have drastically improved both my overall flexibility and strength. My posture and body alignment have changed for the better. Amy has customized my workouts to help me refine and strengthen my total body.
I find Pilates to be challenging with more to learn and do as my muscles gain strength. this work has been very beneficial for me and has helped in my pain management. Amy keeps Pilates fresh and me motivated, she can do the same for you. Thank you Amy!
When my original Pilates studio closed about 2 years ago, I switched to Amy Jelinger at Body Defined. I am SO happy I found Amy!!
She has helped me in so many ways because she is very attentive to detail and is keenly aware of the imbalances that occur subtly in our bodies.
Thanks to Amy I have better core strength and stronger balance. I’ll never leave this studio…she will have to kick me out!!