I have been taking Pilates with Jean and Essentrics classes at Jean Marie Fitness Studio and what a difference it has made in my mobility and posture. I can bend, turn my neck, roll out of bed, crouch down to pick something up off the floor without any discomfort or pain. I used to have plantar fascitis in my right foot and had to tape it before exercise, now I no longer tape my foot or have pain when walking. M.S., Palm Harbor
When I first started taking Pilates and Essentrics I had pain from osteo-arthritis in my hips and a bulging disc in my lower back. My range of motion in my hips has greatly increased and I have learned how to use my abs and legs when lifting heavy objects so my back is safe. I have been working with Jean for over 4 years now taking 2 or 3 classes every week. A.S., Palm Harbor
I live in Tennessee, and I come to Palm Harbor for six months during the winter. I enjoy the personal attention of the small group classes. When I first started taking Pilates with Jean I didn't realize how inflexible I was and how many muscle imbalances I had. Jean helped me modify my Pilates exercises for my bad posture and tight muscles. I also enjoy the Essentrics dynamic stretching which really helps me be a better Pilates student. After a few months, I changed the shape in my body and have a real waist line! I feel stronger than I have ever been. I had Morton's Neuroma in my right foot and all the foot work in Jeans' classes has relieved the pain I used to have in my foot. J.S., Palm Harbor
I love taking Pilates and Essentrics with Jean. Training with someone who is as passionate and knowledgeable as Jean makes all the difference. Since taking classes with Jean my posture has improved and I am much more limber. I have a lot of issues with my feet and constant lower back pain, both of which have tremendously improved. It's wonderful to know I have a place to go to take classes that are and that will keep me in shape until I'm 80. L.S., Palm Harbor
Before I started taking Pilates with Jean, I took every single exercise class at the gym, that you can imagine over the last twenty years. I was turning 60, so I thought I'd try Pilates to help my stiff back and neck. I started taking private Pilates Reformer sessions with Jean twice weekly and all the stretching, strengthening and stability work the Reformer machine offers really helped my strength and mobility. I enjoy the way my body feels after Pilates and I no longer have pain in my back, and I've been taking Pilates now for over 4 years.
T.C., Palm Harbor
I find the dynamic stretching and strengthening of all body parts done in Essentrics is quite beneficial. After a few months of 2 classes a week with Jean, my legs are noticeably stronger in class and in everyday activities. The most notable improvement to me has been in my posture, as I have been a lifelong sloucher. Now even outside class away from Jean's watchful eye I am instinctively standing and sitter taller. Taking Essentrics live with Jean has helped me understand how to improve my posture and exercise with the right form. Jean readily points out all the details needed in these exercises to get the best results. R.H., Clearwater
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