The Body Alchemist
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1253 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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After 4 years in the USMC I started having a lot of lower back pain from carry so much weight in our packs. I couldn't sleep or run or sit up at my computer. I tried many forms of yoga and stretching, which helped a little. One day at a friends birthday I was having casual conversation with a gentleman named Bruno, and told him about my back pain. He told me that he ran a local Pilate Studio named The Body Alchemist and I to come in that week.
I had heard about Pilate workouts before but never tried it. Let me just say this, I'm in good shape, and work out a lot, but Bruno rocked me, with out even trying. Bruno had me start by lying on my back and perform a few simple exercises . Immediately he could see and tell me exactly where I hold my stress, which muscles where weak, unbalanced and tight. Bruno's understanding of anatomy was very educational and helped me to understand why I was doing the exercises, and what was going on in my body while I was doing them.
I never realized how many muscles I was ignoring in my workouts, and how often I was cheating, or using other muscles to compensate for my weak ones.
After my first session I started feeling relief in my lower back, and soreness in muscles I didn't even know existed. After 3 sessions my back pain was gone completely. I sleep well, can run stronger and longer, and see changes in my posture and physique.
I've now gone for about 4 months once a week and I love it. I highly recommend The Body Alchemist for anyone with any physical, muscle or joint pain. The entire staff is amazing and you'll feel stronger, younger and just all around awesome.
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