Corey Anne Radtke
Rye, New York, USA
Pilates Instructor and Founder of Pure Body PilatesWhat originally motivated you to try Pilates?
I had back and neck pain for years, probably from ballet training and a head on car collision. I sought out chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, and physical therapy and nothing was really the answer. After the birth of my son in 2000, a friend of mine introduced me to Pilates while I was living in Munich, Germany. She thought it would help me. And it did!The last thing you bought and loved?
The small sized foam roller that I can travel with! I couldn't live without it! In one word, describe your first Pilates experience?
Nothing short of a miracle. I was in intense pain from giving birth to my first born and I had no abdominal or back strength. I knew from that first hour of training on the reformer my life would change for the better.Your favorite Pilates exercise?
I've always loved Pulling Straps. I love the extension, glute engagement, abdominal lift, and full body cooperation to do this exercise. Your favorite website (other than Pilates Anytime)?
A tie between Kinected Studio In New York
.Your favorite workout clothes?
I wear Nike yoga pants
or capris with long tank tops or long fitted t-shirts. How did you hear about Pilates Anytime?
I think I was on an e-mail list and I received a free trial offer. I answered immediately, I thought it was an ingenious idea. I still do. It is such a great resource. I can get workouts for myself, which is rare for me.The last song you downloaded?Take Care, by DrakeDo you practice a particular style of Pilates?
I went thru the Kane School Teacher Training
by Kelly Kane in 2003 and I teach her style. She teaches classic style, but then ads her own experience. I believe in teaching in "neutral spine."How do you use Pilates Anytime?
For myself! And as a resource to get new ideas. I have also referred my clients.Do you have a motto?
I don't really have a motto, but I do prescribe to feeling good. I believe that is all we really want in life: to feel good
. There are many ways to achieve that, I prescribe to good health to feel good and Pilates is a big part of that. Giving back is way to feel good and I love teaching others the art of Pilates to raise their quality of life.The living person you most admire?
My mom. She has gone thru so much in her lifetime and she taught me to never judge. What do you appreciate most about your body?
I would have to say that it functions well and I am able to be active. I am thankful every day for that.An indulgence you would never forgo?
My own one on one training. It keeps me sane.The book on your bedside table?
Seriously, I'm not joking, but here is what is right by my bed as I write this: Entertainment Weekly, Return to Life through Contrology, by Joseph Pilates
(I kid you not!), The Anatomy of Breathing by Blandine Calais Germain
, and the Athleta Catalog
.What was your most memorable journey?
I would have to say the birth of my first child in 2000. The combination of becoming a mom, the miracle of bringing a baby into the world, and recovering my health and body in the year that followed. I feel like that was the beginning of my new life. I have since had a second child that was equally as rewarding, but in a different way.How to be a featured member
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