Meet Sandra -- A marvelous Instructor
Hello Sandra. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview.
Sara: How did you get started with Pilates?
Sandra: Amie Cunha is a friend of mine as well as an instructor here at the Providence Pilates Center. I used to work in banking and then had stayed home with my three boys. She knew I liked exercise and convinced me to come try out Pilates. I fell in love immediately. As I progressed in my training, I was impressed by how much more challenging it became and how great I felt. I also had lower back issues that required weekly visits to the chiropractor which quickly reduced to an adjustment every 6 months or so once I started doing Pilates. A lot of people think that Pilates is just about stretching but it is truly so much more than that.
Sara: What is your favorite exercise to teach?
Sandra: My favorite exercise to teach is the Long Stretch Series. I love how strong and in control each movement feels. There are so many ways to deepen and modify to keep it fresh and challenging.
Sara: What other types of exercise do you do?
Sandra: Spin is my cardio exercise of choice which I also teach. It’s a great calorie burner and as long as there is great music playing I am always into it. I also do weight training and I enjoy hiking.
Sara: What is your secret relaxation method?
Sandra: Give me a beach and a great book to read and I am a very happy girl! I also love to spend time with my three boys and husband. Family time is the best time.