To explain what Sunni has done for me, I need to rewind back to how I came to discover Pilates. About 2 years ago, I had 3 major abdominal surgeries. From my surgeries, my abdominals had been cut both horizontally and vertically, leaving my core utterly useless, not to mention, I had a weak back and D.D.D to go along with it. There was something distinctive about one of my surgeons; not so much that she was a world-renown surgeon, but that there was a long, lean strength about her that was obvious in the way she carried herself. At the point in my recovery when she allowed me to return to my normal activity, she strongly recommended that I find a good Pilates instructor that was well-trained and certified in the true Pilates method. This, she insisted, would put me back together better than anything else, as she was a serious Pilates student herself.
After doing some research, I came across Sunni. I remember how excited and relieved I felt to find such an accomplished instructor in the rural town I live in. I began taking semi-private lessons, and with her close supervision and guidance came to progress into group classes. Sunni always provided modifications for all levels and detailed explanations of everything. I have always found it remarkable how she is able to challenge all her students of all levels by pushing us to our limits, while bringing such a positive, fun energy to her classes. Somehow, there has never been a class without hard laughter, or a lack of professionalism.
After being a student for about a year, I can say that I am truly strong. My body has entirely changed and I am able to at the very least keep up with the most advanced students. By the way, I am 62 years old. I am seriously considering becoming certified. I have a new zest for life and I owe that to Sunni. She is truly inspirational.