“I refer to Gini as the ‘muscle whisperer’ because she has such a unique way of reading your body for problem areas, pinpointing the affected muscles and providing relief through direct pressure, stretching or other necessary movement. Her palate of solutions are diverse and her Pilates foundation provides awareness, assessment and treatment of the overall body, not just one section of the body, leading to overall healing and wellness. Gini is also consistently professional and personally cares which makes it a pleasure to see her on a regular basis.” Brenda C.
I have had osteoporosis and scoliosis for a number of years and have bouts of considerable pain. My doctor recommended that the best way to control the pain and degeneration was to enter into an exercise program that would include stretching, weights and Pilates. Gini Murphy has worked with me for an extended period of time both in classes and private sessions. Her care, knowledge, patience and professional judgment has truly changed my life. When I work with her regularly I can be virtually pain free. Peggy A.
After suffering with lower back pain and a series of failed treatments, it was a blessing to find Gini. I have never worked with someone so knowledgeable and versatile. She seems the most body-aware person I have ever met and her never-ending variety of technique has helped me reduce my pain and improve my strength better than any physical therapist or chiropractor. Giancarlo C.
Within 15 minutes of working with Gini my pain level went from an eight to a two. The injury that brought me to her was some torn and herniated discs in my lower back. They had healed but I was in continuous pain and my movement was severely restricted. After a few sessions with Gini I was able to move without pain and I have resumed my life. People have said I look younger and thinner and I realized it was because the pain that was always present for over a year was now gone. Plus I grew ¼ of an inch! Gini also helped eliminate the fear I had of moving because I was afraid of re-injury. By learning how to move properly that is no longer a worry. Laura S.
I had double knee replacement in June of 2005. I had a good recovery, but I still had trouble with balance when I walked on an uneven surface, or took a step off a curb. I had heard that Pilates could help me with this problem, and started going to Gini in June of 2008. At this time I had also joined Weight Watchers, and with the hope of Gini and her Pilates instruction, I have been able to lose one hundred pounds. Gini worked with me on my muscle tone while I was losing this weight, to keep my body firmer. I have had weekly sessions with her for over four years now. Pilates is challenging, but not strenuous in the sense that it could be painful. I am never asked to do anything that might hurt me. I am now able to walk with confidence, knowing that even on an uneven surface I can regain my balance if I start to fall. Gini works with me to keep up my strength and flexibility. I would highly recommend Pilates to anyone of any age to keep them strong and healthy as they go through life. Jean H.
I met Gini three years ago, following my second spine surgery. My spine was fused from L-1 to S-1. I was sold on Pilates from my first session and it was Gini who sold me on it! It became very obvious, from the beginning, that Gini was going to play an important role in my life. I found her to be caring and compassionate, but tough. She never let me cheat! Her knowledge of the human body and what it is capable of is impressive, and she continues to increase her knowledge and her skills by attending seminars and workshops. She is cautious and conservative, and will never push anyone beyond their limits. On the other hand, she will have you doing things you never thought you could! On many occasions, Gini has watched me walk into the studio and before I can say a word, she knows exactly where the pain is coming from and what she has to do. A good teacher is one who can impart their knowledge to others. By this definition, Gini is a great teacher. Over the past several years, I have taken many of Gini’s classes and I have yet to see anyone in any class lose their focus. I moved up quickly form a beginner to an intermediate and my Pilates classes soon became one of the highlights of my week. I have subsequently had a third spine surgery and I am now fused from T-10 to S-1. I wasn’t sure I would ever get on a reformer again. But I have! Gini waited for me to get well and was completely prepared when I returned, with a personal program for me. Over time, Gini has gone from being my Pilates instructor to being my friend. I cannot think of any stronger praise than to say that Gini has helped me to heal and has given me back my mobility, my strength and my quality of life. Oh, I forgot! Gini got me so hooked on the Pilates method and theories that I rearranged a room in my home to make space for my very own reformer! Marian E.