Here are just a few of the comments our amazing clients have shared with Wellness By Norah.
Rotator cuff injuries
In the fall of 2019, my sister in law told me she found a Pilates instructor she really enjoyed working with. I finally pushed myself to go and find out what all the hype was about. I met Norah, and we instantly clicked. She was kind, thorough, and patient.
At 65 years old, I suffered with spinal stenosis and needed some self assurance that Pilates would be beneficial for me. Within a few meetings, I looked forward to each class more and more. Over the last three years, between Covid and other interruptions, I have gained my self worth back, strengthened my core, regained a lot of my balance issues, and have lost over 55 pounds. I still do mat exercises every other day, and arm and back exercises alternate days. Plus I walk 2 miles seven days a week.
I wish Norah hadn’t moved away, but she showed me how Pilates is a lifestyle that really works. Anyone, in particularly if you are stiff, achy, and think this isn’t for you, YOU ARE WRONG. It is a gentle form of movement with great breathing techniques. Give it a chance – you will thank yourself for getting off the couch.
As a senior with numerous medical ailments, I was weary of pain and sluggishness. I was very fortunate to find Norah. It was with some trepidation, but I bit the bullet and we started a life changing one on one Pilates. She taught me how to breathe, stretch, move limbs that were stiff and aching. After our first session I was dreading the pain that was surely to follow. I was astounded! I experienced no negative after-effects and quite the opposite was uplifted.
Eventually my body became stronger and so did my slight depression. Norah is highly skilled and tailored my movements to accommodate my age and abilities. She is highly recommended and I encourage anyone, at any age, with any disability to give her the opportunity to teach the fundamentals of Pilates.
Norah is an amazing human being and an awesome Pilates instructor. I had my first prenatal private class with her and it was just wonderful. I am 7 months pregnant and require a lot of modifications for my changing body. Norah asked me what my goals are and what I wanted to focus on and then designed the perfect class to fit my needs.
She started with a really gentle warm-up and then we got into some strength and mobility work, making sure everything felt ok on my body. I love Norah’s teaching style and her attention to detail. She made me feel comfortable and at ease with the movements. I also loved her creativity! She came up with so many new exercises I had never seen before to help accommodate my body.
I highly recommend Norah as a Pilates instructor. She is sweet, caring, and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you so much Norah.
Norah is a gentle but firmly encouraging instructor. She always tailors the session to what her clients need and ensures that everyone is comfortable and addresses any pain issues. She is always full of great suggestions for what ails you, whether it is something you can do while sitting at your desk or lying in your bed. I would highly recommend Norah to anyone looking to improve their fitness, flexibility and confidence with Pilates.
Maddie Franks (Sports injuries)
I have done virtual pilates classes with Norah during Covid. As someone with a history of athletic injuries, Pilates has been helpful for pain and for injury prevention. Norah is great at explaining all the exercises and providing modifications if needed. She is a great teacher, who is patient and cares deeply about her role as a Pilates teacher.
Joan Eberhardt (Back and hip pain)
I have been taking Pilates classes with Norah Myers for the past nine months and am pleased to recommend Norah as a fabulous Pilates instructor. Norah is a skilled Pilates educator, attends to student’s personal exercise health requirements, and communicates respectfully with her students.
I began attending Norah’s Pilates classes due to having hip and lower back pain. Norah was able to assist me with identifying the source of my pain, and in strengthening the surrounding muscles. I have now benefitted from increasing mobility and a marked decrease in pain.
I highly recommend Norah as a “go to” Pilates instructor.
Kathleen Shortt (Arthritis)
When I first met Norah I had no idea what Pilates was let alone ever thought I could take a class. Norah talked to me about Pilates and told me how doing the workout had helped her. After a few months, I was convinced to give it a try. I have arthritis in my hips that causes me quite a bit of pain and sometimes walking is very difficult. I was nervous when I attended that first class; I was very self-conscious about my lack of coordination and the fact that I am overweight. Norah immediately put me at ease and we got to work. Norah promised me she would go easy on me, and assured me Pilates would be good for me. SHE WAS NOT WRONG.
After that first session, I noticed I wasn’t in so much pain. Norah gave me tips on exercise I could do at home and how to sit at my desk to alleviate the pain. I enjoyed weekly workout sessions with Norah for a few months and then Covid19 came along – to say I can’t wait to get back to class is an understatement! I find Norah to be a patient and understanding instructor. She makes sure I am comfortable and not in pain, she checks in on me, and best of all we have a few good laughs in class.
I highly recommend Norah as an instructor!
Shallon Lester (Hip discomfort)
Norah really helped me with my hips; they were sore and stiff to the point that I thought maybe something was really wrong or maybe this was just old age setting in! But literally within 20 minutes they felt so different, and she gave me easy exercises I can do at any time, even before I got out of bed!
Audrey Beaudry (Balance issues)
I would totally recommend Norah! In the first session, we figured out which movements wouldn’t work with my disability. Then, before each weekly session she planned out what we were going to do. As soon as I got there, she would ask me what I wanted to work on, or if I was in pain, then the routine would be modified to include working on the sore spots. All the while, Norah would give instructions and lots of encouragement (never done Pilates before). In the session, my tension would go away and over a short amount of time my balance increased significantly. When I talk to my doctors I credit Norah and Pilates to my much quicker recovery time.
After seven years working in journalism and marketing, in 2019, I decided to become a Pilates instructor. I’d been practicing Pilates for nearly 11 years, and it had healed everything from back pain to ankle sprains I started Wellness By Norah to help others the way my instructors have helped me. Book a consultation with me to get started.