Pilates is important to me because through my daily practice I have been able to live a healthy life. When I was young, I suffered a traumatic lower back injury. I was told by my doctors that I would never dance again and that I would also have pain for the rest of my life. Thankfully to Pilates none of this was true. In addition to having a pain free life, I also been able to have a successful dance career with many companies including Nederlands Dans Theater. As a dancer and as a human being I would fully recommend Pilates as part of an active lifestyle.