Grania Lindberg began practicing Pilates about a year and a half ago, and now attends an Archer’s Pilates mat class once a week.
She knew Archer from their weekly book group and decided to try Pilates after her physical therapist highly recommended it—and Archer. “I had a back problem when I first started,” says Grania, “so core strengthening was very important.” Besides helping her strengthen to relieve her back pain, Grania says, “Archer is really friendly and very good at explaining what you want you to do. Classes are small, so there’s lots of personal attention.”
Recently retired from the nonprofit sector, Grania loves her work as a volunteer with Napa Valley CanDo. An active part of their environment group, she organizes locally to help reduce consumer reliance on single-use plastic bags.
When asked what she would recommend for anyone considering Pilates and/or working with Archer for the first time, Grania says,
“Be sure you’re getting someone who has a lot of Pilates training. I’ve taken Pilates classes at the gym, but they’re focused on breaking a sweat, which is not what Pilates is all about. It’s not a strenuous form of exercise. Archer is very good. She tailors it to your level of ability and what’s going on with your body. The more you do it, the better you feel.”
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