I began Pilates exercises with Ron early in 2007 and noticed a difference in my core strength very quickly. In Dec 2007 I sustained a dramatic back injury, bursting a lumbar vertebra. For several months I was in Rehab and was warned that regaining full movement again might be unlikely. In July 2008, I resumed my Pilates work with Ron, adjusting the exercises to accommodate my injury and build the core strength I now needed more than ever.
What a miracle! As I write this in September, I can do roll ups and many movements I thought would be beyond my abilities ever again. Yesterday I played golf; this winter I intend to ski; I now feel as if I am in better condition than ever before. Thank you Ron for all your help!
~ Ronald Dixon
As a physical therapist, with 19 years of experience in working with injured bodies I have found the greatest cause of pain & injuries is muscular weakness & imbalances. Most injuries occur in rotational planes of movement or when the body has to quickly change the direction of movement. Interestingly enough, most weaknesses are found at the end range of these rotational planes.
I became very interested in GYROTONIC® since is the one form of exercise that works the body with control & stability through every rotational plane at every joint. Its base strength comes from core stability, which is crucial to stability elsewhere in the body. I have had excellent results in combining the manual skills of physical therapy with the reinforcement of Gyrotonic. There is no other form of exercise combining resistance through these ranges.
Ron Jegadessh has been an amazing Instructor & mentor. He has such great understanding of body mechanics & a clear, concise teaching style. He has inspired me both in my personal journey to a greater understanding of Gyrotonic and also in my journey to bring it to my world of physical therapy so others may experience its amazing benefits. I will always be grateful to Ron for all he has taught me. I am honored to have any association with him.”
~ Sam Dawson
Having had two spinal fusions and a total knee replacement, and plagued with an incurable spinal disease that affects the nerves and muscles in my legs, I have to have some form of exercise to remain mobile. Through Pilates, Ron implements a one-on-one program for me that varies based on my abilities at each session and that has me in remarkable physical condition. My hours with Ron are creative, challenging, energizing, and much more beneficial than physical therapy. He is caring, fun to be with, and sincerely devoted to the well being of his clients.
~ Jones Lester