First, I would like to say what I appreciate about Meridian Pilates Studio: I love the welcoming atmosphere. I appreciate the excellent instructors, I have worked with a number in the over three years I have been coming. They are all well-trained and very knowledgeable, as well as creative in their use of imagery to help those of us who need it to understand, and access, various muscles in the routines we have. I appreciate the patience and understanding of my pace, their attention to areas of concern in my body at different times and the individualized attention I receive. How has it helped me? I have become stronger and more flexible.  My balance has been strengthened. My core muscles are stronger and I am more aware generally of my body and muscle groups and how to work to strengthen them. Did I mention that I am 83-years-old?!