Hi, I am Maria Gonzalez, creator of Pilates Sunshine. I grew up in a family and community where everyone dances. I started performing dances at the age of 9, and my love and passion for dancing encouraged me to teach dance. For the last 12 years I have been a Latin American dance teacher, Zumba Fitness and Zumba Gold instructor, and I hold a Level 2 ETM qualification. I work with different age groups:
children, teenagers, adults and the elderly.
I am married and the mother of two beautiful children. After my first pregnancy, I was left with a severe lower back problem, related with Lordosis, I found out that I had an exaggerated curvature in my lumbar spine and not enough strength in my abdominal muscles, then through the years, the pain became worse. After I had my second child, I realised that the pain wasn't only in my lumbar spine but also lower than that, on my sacroiliac joint, then the pain started radiating on my hips and down between my legs. The pain was affecting my balance and I wasn't able to walk properly, also I couldn't sit for long periods of time or go for long walks. Many years ago, I was advised by a special member of the family, to try Pilates and to consider to become a Pilates instructor. I thought that Pilates wasn't going to be interesting as dancing, then after a number of year of searching for an exercise that will help me not only with my injuries, but also to become stronger and happier, finally I decided to try Pilates. I fell in love with Pilates from the very first class, then I decided to become a Pilates instructor. Pilates is one of the best things I have ever done in my life, as I am able to help not only people with the same problems as me, but also those suffering with the most common orthopaedic conditions (wear and tear of the joints).
I will be able to guide you and teach you the right Pilates exercises, according to your needs, capability and fitness level. Everyone is welcome!
Pilates Sunshine, a life changing!
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