"Body function can be lost slowly to inactivity, or suddenly to a medical emergency. A lot of both happened to me when a massive MS attack put me in a wheelchair for almost a year. It was a catastrophic life event. Then I got lucky — one of the world's top immunologists, Dr. Richard Burt, accepted me for treatment with an experimental chemotherapy and stem cell treatment called hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). It wasn't easy, but HSCT stopped the MS, saving my life and my mobility.
Now I'm learning to walk again. It's hard to recover from nerve damage and muscle atrophy, but Kim at New Movement Pilates has gone above and beyond to help me get my body back. The Pilates exercises are tough, but fun too. Kim really pays attention to my limitations as well as my strengths. With her customized approach, I just keep getting better. Thanks Kim!"
— Wayne Wenzel
"I think I told you that I was struggling with plantar fasciitis, and I have been stretching daily and icing for a few weeks now with limited success. Yesterday, after doing Pilates, riding my horse in a high-cardio lesson and hiking with my donkey, it has all but disappeared. This morning I woke up and took a step with almost no pain. (After being dormant is always the worst time, never when I'm moving.) I think the Pilates really helped a lot! I am most pleasantly surprised. I might add in a few extra Pilates to keep this going.
I am so glad that I decided to do Pilates. It has helped me so much overall. Back pain is almost non-existent. "
- Mary A
"All I need to do is come to pilates once a week, and my pain is gone."
- Laura F
"I have a wonderful sense of accomplishment and well-being after my session with Kim at New Movement. Over the past year or so that I have been working with Kim, her thorough knowledge of muscles, breath, and movement and her focus and dedication have helped me become more balanced and aware of how I use my body. Each session is completely tailored to my needs of the day, and I have had some challenges, scoliosis and a concussion, to name a couple. I know several people who are taking classes with other teachers at New Movement and have high praise for them as well. Highly recommended. "
- Janet F
" I would like to thank you for all your work. You are the most amazing and creative Pilates teacher I have ever met."
- Katerina Kuzmenko, MD
" What is a seventy-one year old doing in a solo Pilates class? Getting stronger and straighter and feeling a lot better about herself, that’s what! After just a few months with master instructor Kim Taraschi at New Movement Pilates I’m finding that people are noticing a difference in me. Friends have asked, among other things, “Did you lose weight?” “ Did you get a haircut? “What have you been doing, because you look great!” I haven’t lost weight, I need a haircut and what I’ve been doing is Pilates--that is the only new thing in my life. And obviously, it’s working. As an added bonus: I have scoliosis and Kim also has it, so she knows exactly how to tailor the Pilates regime to help me cope with it. Did I mention that we have a lot of laughs too? I recommend New Movement highly. "