Jane AlpersonDec 2017
Since June, I have been taking weekly one-on-one Pilates sessions with Madie Ferere and cannot imagine my life without them. Madie’s Pilates knowledge is amazing and she pushes me hard-but in a good way. I am always stronger, taller, and even a little smarter when I leave! Her diverse background is not only interesting but informative to her exercise approach. She is warm, gracious, exacting and always helpful. Madie is an integral part of my commitment to improve fitness. Just wanted to share how happy I am to have this opportunity at RCSC!
Zain HabbooDec 2017
I started seeing Madie in June because I was having back spasms regularly and neither doctors nor my PT were helping in a consistent fashion. Madie immediately figured out why this was happening and has been strengthening me ever since. It’s been a little over 5 months and I ‘ve had less than a handful of spasms. Not only has Madie been working with me to strengthen my core, but she’s also corrected my posture, the way I stand on my feet etc. to the point where I now self-correct all the time! I attribute her attention and experience in this field, to my drastic improvement this year. I so look forward to our weekly sessions and only wish I could squeeze in more!
Pilates with Madie has been life-changing for me. Because I am Deaf, I was very concerned at first about how Madie and I would communicate and understand each other. It turns out that I didn’t need to worry because Madie, through great patience, kindness, and open-mindedness, teaches me more than I could have ever imagined. Not only does she show me how to move and listen to my body well in the gym, she explains the principles of Pilates in such a way that I am inspired to and able to apply those principles in my daily life – mentally, physically, and emotionally. She is the compassionate voice I hear in my head when I am making choices about my health outside of the gym and, because of her, I am now experiencing a healthier and more fulfilling life than ever before.
Andrea Sonnier2018
I love my workouts with Madie, I go out of my way to attend her classes and plan my weekends to ensure I don’t miss her class. Her workouts really challenge me and they are not repetitive like some other classes I attend. Madie takes extra time, energy and effort on the programs and ensures that we are focused on key areas for toning and stretching. From the music to the variety of exercises in her classes I always feel much better after I attend a class. I would highly recommend working out with Madie, she also has a great attitude and her bright workout cloths match her bright outlook on life and personality! I am not the best writer but this is true and from the heart…
Suzanne HerrmannApril 2019
Salvatore (Sal) FrancomacaroMarch 2019
Madie is a very competent and knowledgeable instructor. She has a genuine interest in the development and well-being of the person as a whole. She knows how to push to obtain the maximum, but also when and how to manage possible situation of pain and/or risk. She is always precise, on-time, professional and at the same time personable and friendly. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone.
Leslie Riehl2019
I’ve been training with Madie for nearly a year now and I’ve really enjoyed our sessions.  I had never tried Pilates before and was intrigued.  I had been suffering with back and hip pain along with poor posture. In a relatively short time I could see improvement with my issues.  I look forward to my bi-weekly classes as Madie is patient, knowledgeable and keeps the workouts fun with her sunny disposition and organized workouts. I highly recommend Madie’s classes.

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