Read what Cynthia's students have to say about their experiences.
"After having a baby a year ago, I was eager to get my body back into shape. I have never enjoyed exercising and wasn't sure how to start the process of toning my body. Having heard great things about Pilates, and specifically Cynthia Gordon's class, I was excited but nervous to try it. I was hooked within the first five minutes. Cynthia is an amazing teacher who brings such great insight and positive energy to her classes. My body feels stronger and better than it did before I was even pregnant. I enjoy her genuine love of the art of Pilates and the personal attention she gives each of her students. Cynthia makes an effort to get to know your strengths and weaknesses and her classes are then challenging and rewarding. Her sense of humor is infectious and you'll find yourself actually enjoying exercising!"
- Dani Herzog
"I began taking Pilates from Cynthia three years ago to tone up my flabby body. I did see toning benefits, but I began seeing some other things that have improved my quality of life even more than the toning improvements. The biggest improvement has been with my back. I used to have chronic upper back and shoulder pain and that problem has pretty much disappeared. The other improvements in my life are to my golf game, where I can drive all the further down the fairway, and to my bowling game which has improved by about 20 pins. I can heave the ball out on the alley with much better follow-through. I am so much stronger now."
- Colleen Richardson (almost age 60 and ready for it!)
"I have taken both Pilates and Yoga classes from Cynthia for the last 5 years or so. What I really like about Cynthia as a teacher is that she not only teaches some great classes, but she gets into your head and fills it with healthy lifestyle information. What she teaches in class I will think about later in the day. Her teaching has influenced how I carry myself (posture) and treat my body on a day to day basis. Her positive approach to class and life is infectious.
I love starting my Saturday mornings with a strenuous Yoga class that ends with a calming relaxation period. It sets the tone for my weekend. I am glad that I take classes from Cynthia, but I am thrilled that I have had the opportunity for her to touch my life in such a positive way."
- Mary Lincoln
"I have been a runner now for over 25 years, averaging about 25-30 miles a week at present. Encouraged by articles regarding the benefits of Yoga and its effect on flexibility, breathing, and muscle extension, I decided to try it. With Yoga, one becomes more conscious of posture and balance, and the calmness it teaches through better breathing. Yoga has had a profound effect on my running and my working at a computer all day. The simple benefits are absolutely real and measurable in that I feel I recover sooner from running injuries, am able to maintain my strength through the day and on longer runs, and have been able to maintain a healthier balance between work and running."
- Nick, 58
"Cynthia's Yoga class has helped me stay focused and fit for more than eight years. Her teaching techniques are exceptional...she makes sure her students understand basic concepts, is aware of each person's level of knowledge, encourages individual growth and carefully plans each practice session. She knows how to encourage her students by giving them valuable insights and always teaches with good humor and common sense. She has a deep understanding of Yoga and always stays current with the latest research in her field. I love her classes and hope to continue them for many years."
- Alice Kosowky
"What I love about Cynthia Gordon's Pilates class, is that it leaves me feeling connected to my body. As a mother of two small children, I often feel that my body is not my own, that my needs come last, and that (on most days) I've simply lost my mind. Cynthia's carefully constructed Pilates routines help me reclaim my body and my mental clarity each and every week."
- Angela Smith
"Cynthia's Pilates has powerfully impacted my health. I'm stronger (and longer) than ever before in my life. The individual attention she gives to students is not found with other instructors -- nor the results. Her unique style and focus on quality sets her apart. A week without her classes is not a good week!"
- Deb Leas
"While I have worked with Cynthia for way too many years to disclose, I began regularly taking Pilates, Yoga, and Stability Ball classes with her about 6 years ago. Even though I have a competitive athletic background and have never been seriously out of shape, I have seen more positive changes in my body during those 6 years than I ever have before. These changes include greater strength, more muscle definition, increased stamina and energy, and enhanced awareness of the connection between my mind and body. I love how the increased strength and flexibility gained in Pilates feeds into my Yoga practice, and vice versa. And in the words of my husband, the Stability Ball class has taken 10 years off my butt! I'm currently working with Cynthia to market t-shirts that say 'Body by Cynth!' to proclaim to the world how I achieved a better state of fitness in my mid-40s than I had in my younger years. (Stay tuned to this website for up-to-date information on the t-shirts!)"
- Mary L. Umberger, 46
"I started Pilates with Cynthia 5 years ago to gain core strength and to help with tendonitis in my shoulder. I am now hooked and take three classes a week. My shoulder is 100% better than it was when I started Pilates and Stability Ball classes. I can now sleep through the night without waking up to an aching shoulder. Cynthia is a great teacher and very knowledgeable in her field."
- Michelle Kubat
"Having Cynthia as an instructor for Pilates and Yoga is like having a personal trainer. When I started taking Pilates and Yoga under Cynthia, I had never done either exercise. Thanks to Cynthia, I have been with both programs for several years. Whenever a new person joined the class, Cynthia always took a personal interest. She would always remember their name, and assist with any necessary modifications for them. Her concern was genuine because she would learn about your physical (and mental) capabilities and constraints. I know because I have spinal scoliosis, and she did research to incorporate techniques within the exercise routines to lessen my discomfort and reduce and stabilize the spinal curvature. Along with all the experience in her field, Cynthia brings humor and fun to her exercise classes."
- Rhonda Reuter