I am the Recipient of the first Gratz Pilates Scholarship for the Equinox Pilates Training Program! I am honored to be the #Winner of a #FullScholarship from Gratz Pilates who is partnered with EQUINOX. I am not sure how to expound without complete honesty! In 2018 I suffered a horrible back injury that resulted in a herniated disc during the run of a theater show. I will never forget the pain and frustration that came with this injury, and little did I know the effect it would have on my body and career moving forward.
Along with the frustrations of losing my health insurance, and the show refusing to pay for the costs of my recovery; I knew it was up to me if I wanted get better.I flew home and after weeks of physical therapy (which came from my own personal savings account, with no help from anyone from the production studio), I started my journey with Pilates. The moment I sat on the reformer in class I knew my body would heal. With deep tissue work, coupled with the magical power of Pilates, I knew that my body and career would be saved!
After the class, I inquired immediately, “How can I Become an instructor?” I was told the full commitment one must have, and the cost. I would need to pay over $7,000 to become an instructor. I wondered how this would become a reality.That is, until I heard and applied for Gratz Scholarship.
I will train with EQUINOX’s and New York City’s Master Instructors for an entire year! WOW! Post Completion of 450 hours of training and Comprehensive Exams and I will begin instructing my own classes and transforming the body's dependencies on addictive medications and debilitating injuries to the magic and modern day practice of PILATES. The practice that not only heals, but strengthens your body holistically.My goal is to give back to the New York theater community and serve as a health coach to those in need, with or without quality health insurance.I will document my one year journey on my social media, so get ready! I am truly a believer in the #Healing And #Transformative Power Of Pilates, and I am #Honored to start this #Journey.Thank you to Gratz_Pilates Alexia P. Hammonds Equinox, the Gratz family,and most of all for blessing me to be a blessing to the world through the POWER OF Pilates!