Meet April’s Featured Member – Laura Barriere!

Allow us to introduce Laura Barriere, the April Member of the Month! 

Laura Barriere

Laura Barriere is Member of the Month!

1. Tell us about yourself. What are your interests outside the studio?
I’m sixty years old and have lived in the DC metro area for most of my life. I work for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which is part of the federal government and – until recently – had a three hour a day commute which left me little time for exercise. I live in Fairfax in a house that I share with my husband Arthur and our two rescued black labs – Henry & Spike. I like to cook, make quilts, read and hike. I have family in New Orleans and visit there several times a year to see them, enjoy the city and EAT!

2. When did you start Pilates?
Last summer when I joined REV Pilates Gym!  Before that, I think I may have taken a Pilates mat class at a spa but that was it. Now I’m hooked and tell everyone I know how fabulous it is!

3. What drew you to REV Pilates Gym?
Honestly, first it was just that it was convenient to my house! The Washington Sports Club on Lee Highway had closed and I wanted to find someplace new. I wasn’t even sure how I felt about pilates but the other classes sounded interesting so I thought I’d give it a try. Turned out that I LOVED working with the reformer. 

4. What positive changes have you seen since you joined?
I feel better. My balance has improved and I’m getting stronger. I’m more conscious about my posture and how I move. My physical coordination – which has never been great – has improved as well. I was in a cast – well, actually two casts – I broke a bone in my right foot in December and a few days after that came off I fell down the stairs and sprained my ankle.  As a result, I was in a soft cast for three months but was able to continue the pilates with some modifications which helped in my recovery.

5. What keeps you coming back?
I LOVE and trust the instructors. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I’ve never felt judged or pushed beyond my limits. Great place!



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