Testimonial of a Triathlete
I have been a client at Pilates in Guelph for ~15 years! I have done all types of classes: mat, reformer, tower, pre- and post-natal pilates and, more recently, individual sessions with Sarah. I am also a triathlete, training and competing in triathlon of all distances from sprint (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) to Olympic (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run) to half-Ironman (1.9k swim, 90k bike, 21.1k run). Pilates is a vital component of my triathlon training program! In my sessions with Sarah, I focus on strength, flexibility, balance, core stability and injury prevention/management. Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable and an amazing teacher; she designs my sessions to target sport-specific body movements and proper form so that I am improving strength and stability that will directly benefit my swimming, biking and running and help me to achieve my training and competition goals. I am continually impressed by Sarah’s ability to adapt my session on the fly if I come to a session with a particular issue or injury concern. A few years ago, I had an injury that required me to take several months off my regular triathlon training program. Pilates sessions with Sarah were a key component of my recovery; she willingly and carefully designed and modified sessions that helped me return to triathlon training with increased body awareness, mobility, and strength. Overall, Pilates is an important and complementary component of my swim/bike/run training program as it helps me to be a stronger and healthier triathlete so that I can achieve my goals.
Lindsay Robinson, PhD
Associate Professor of Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Metabolism, University of Guelph