For me, working out/fitness has always involved a treadmill and weight lifting machines. This last year, I became so unmotivated and just plain resistant to that old, boring, flat routine. I stopped working out, and gained 20 pounds. Meanwhile, my back and neck starting aching at my physically demanding job and I soon realized that I needed core strengthening. I wanted to try something new, but not scary or awkward. I found trainer and guru, Ramman Turner, at Geometry pilates. I began once a week learning gyrotonics through my ever-patient, understanding and insightful instructor. It was a priceless deal! I get relaxation, major toning, strengthening focused on building/ remediating joint stability, stretching to improve back alignment and increasing awareness of posture (i have baaaad posture). Every session leaves me feeling centered, explosively positive, sore-in-a-good-way, and eager to return. I usually go right after work and show up with neck and back dull, persisting pain. By the time I leave, it is gone! The feedback and overall dedication to improving my technique is unbelievable and inspiring . The results: I am getting toned, stronger, relieving tension/ poor posture aches and,,,am MOTIVATED again.