Personal Training Client Story: Jane D.

Jane’s Story

“I am so pleased with my experience at acac, since I joined summer of 2015. Let me explain: We recently moved to Charlottesville having just retired. Exercise has always been a part of my daily routine. Running had been my cardio go-to exercise but, after having 25 years of hitting the pavement and lots of long distance training and competing, my body cried out, ‘ENOUGH!’ Do you know how hard it is for an endorphin addict to give up? Oh, I had been to Orthopedists, Physical Therapists, finally pain specialists to address all the symptoms of ‘overuse’ injuries.

Finally, I tried Physical Therapy once more, Louisa Baird at acac, who declared to me that my pain could be attributed to a congenital issue, significant scoliosis. NO ONE had ever mentioned addressing this problem before, but she tackled it head on. She used exercises that worked on core strengthening and posture stressing proper alignment of feet, hips, shoulders, etc. I found the Egoscue class offered some of the same exercises and exactly the same philosophy. One day a week was not enough for me, however.

Long story shortened: I enrolled in the Introductory Workshop Antje Waxman offered, went to her Monday class as well and kept up with cardio to include running that Louisa recommended. The great Orthopedists at the University of Virginia worked on some symptomatic pain to get me to the point where I could strengthen important muscles. I ran for the first time in probably 15 years in a 5K on News Years Day. I am continuing to run about 4 times a week, 3 miles. I stay faithful to Monday Egoscue class, my own routine Antje provided and am now enrolled in the exit level class this month. It’s been a long journey back to health for me. I will always have scoliosis but now I understand what it means and what I have to do to stay pain-free and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Thank you to Louisa, Antje and those at acac who made these opportunities available.”

 –Jane D.

Jane’s Trainer: Antje Waxman, antjew@acac.com

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