I started Pilates in 2012 because my back was in a chronic state due ill health. I couldn’t stand upright and I had difficulty even putting on a seat belt. I heard that Una wouldn’t mind me joining the beginner’s class, even though it was all ladies. Admittedly, I was very self-conscious at the start, but I soon realised that every one of us were on the same journey and that the members were very supportive. A men’s class commenced a year later and the same sense of camaraderie continued.There is also a social activity twice a year which enhances the classes. There are others in our class who have hip, knee, neck, and back conditions. At the start there were many exercises some of us couldn’t do because we had to build up to them. However Una keeps an eye on us to ensure that we don’t do anything that could cause harm, or exacerbate our individual conditions. I feel safe in Una’s classes. Today I can stand upright and my posture has improved tremendously. As long as Una is giving Pilates classes, I will be signed up.