When I receive these letters from clients, I am brought to tears of joy and heartfelt appreciation. Stories like these are incredible to hear and make my reasons for doing what I do even more compelling. I am blessed to have such a dedicated and passionate team of instructors working at the TWC. Thanks to Anne, Patricia, Jodi, Brenda, Trish, and Allyson for their commitment to teaching at such a high standard of care.
Thanks Karin for sharing your story. May it reach those who need to read this and may it inspire others in pain to find solutions. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
About four months ago I walked into TWC with great trepidation and anxiety. I had been
living in pain for 3 years as a result of a hip surgery that had not gone well and along with that, the other hip joint was deteriorating quickly. I did not feel like I would belong or be able to move enough for it to be of any real benefit but I was desperate to feel better and to help myself get back to the life I loved – personally and professionally.
I was made welcome by everyone I encountered in that intro visit and so knew I had the courage to come back for my first session. Little did I know that my own personal miracle was about to unfold. I did return and met both Linda Mallard who owns TWC, and then Patricia Tufts who would become my Rehab Pilates Coach… and so began my amazing journey!
After the first session, I was stunned at how comfortable I felt being there and how I was
coached into movements I was able to do. I would leave feeling productive + good in just an hour. That was the beginning and in the 4 months that followed ,my twice weekly visits with Patricia began to have amazing results.
My medication requirement for pain reduced, I had more good hours in a day and I felt my motivated self return. Around that time I was given a surgery date for my other hip and in my sessions following, Patricia prepared me so I would weather it well and also be equipped to accelerate my recovery afterwards. The continuing caring encouragement I received was so
Following my hip replacement surgery, the result was more than I had expected – I was on my feet the first day, up stairs the next and out of the hospital with my Doctor’s blessing on the morning of Day 3 ( he gave me the option on the evening of Day 2 ). It’s now almost week 2, and I am alternating from 1 crutch to a cane already, with a minimum of pain. I am using the knowledge and strength of my core every minute of every day and it makes a huge difference. I had previously worked out in a core program in years prior to my first surgery and truly thought I had a good understanding of the impact a core workout could generate. At TWC I have learned that there was so much more to learn and so many things I could work on with intuitive coaching. I am honestly, still in awe when I think of how I felt the first day I walked in – the contrast is shocking to me. I am so grateful to Linda for this studio in my community and so grateful that it brought Patricia’s inspiration + expertise into my life.
The other team members I see at TWC, Andrea, Jean, Molly on my way in each visit, have been so
welcoming. My commitment to myself to continue to develop my knowledge + strength, and my commitment to TWC is embedded in my future. As Arnold S said in one of his films, another couple of weeks and the girls will hear me at the front door ” I’m backkkk”.