What Our Clients Say
I’ve spent years in pain. I’ve worked really hard to understand the pain and more importantly my body. I’ve had a lot of help along the way. I’ve worked and consulted with physical therapists, surgeons, massage therapists, Egosue instructor, and Alexander Technique teacher.
Some people and strategies have been more helpful than others, but I have learned a lot along the way. What I thought I was learning is that while I can do things to manage the pain, I cannot make the pain go away and I cannot change the underlining structural issues that cause the pain. I accepted that I would always be in pain, but not a victim of it.
Then you started to teach me. You help me make sense of my body. You help me be more aware of my body and the mind/body connection. You have taught me that I can make changes in the way my body moves and functions in daily life.
I have seen dramatic differences in not only my pain level, but also in re-patterning my body so it does not keep reverting back to the negative body patterns that I have been maintaining for years. I also enjoy the movement!
– Jen S.
I began practicing GYROTONIC® in New York in the 1980′s with Juliu in his studio White Cloud. It has been a movement system that has stayed with me even when I was no longer taking classes.
Since leaving New York I have traveled a lot and not been able to find GYROTONIC® in all the cities I’ve live in. So it was wonderful when I visited Ann Arbour to find a GYROTONIC® Master trainer right here in the centre of town.
It is such a gift to have a GYROTONIC® studio close by but particularly to have it run by somebody who is one of only a few so highly trained in the system. Thank you Aimee for all your hard work.
– Adesola Akinleye, FRSA
I came to Aimee after my second pregnancy to work on rehabilitating my core and resolving issues caused by the physical demands of caring for young children.
Four years later, my regular practice has given me strength, joy and an increased awareness of proper body mechanics. I wish I had begun to work with Aimee 20 years ago!
– Rachel B.
I did several years of teacher training with Aimee, while working towards my GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® certifications. Aimee was a wonderful teacher; she is skilled, supportive, and easy to communicate with.
As an instructor, Aimee has just the right touch and her cues are always clear. She is a true source of inspiration, and I have seen, over and over again, how people transform with her guidance – stepping out of their shells and reaching new levels in their personal and professional development.
Although I now live in Sweden and have my own busy studio, I continue to work with Aimee.
– Josefin Ekstrom,
Owner of Movement Studio, Malmo, Sweden
Adapting to the limitations of an aging body and the recovery from injury or surgery is challenging and it would be easy to become discouraged from pursuing the objective of improved health, mobility and increased comfort that comes from appropriate physical conditioning.
In my case, I have never wanted to limit myself to the conventional expectations of the physical limits for woman of my years, especially after undergoing major surgery.
She has been exemplary in directing me to the exercise method (pilates or GYROTONIC®) that best addressed the needs of my body at this time. What more can one wish for in a trainer? It’s like having a fairy godmother that tries to make you the most fabulous woman at whatever ball you attend.
How can you resist that?
– Karen V.
I started working with Aimee McDonald-Anderson after I suffered a severe lumbar disc herniation. At the time I was a candidate for back surgery and had attempted to return to yoga but the twisting exercises inflamed my injury.
After three sessions with Aimee, my pain was significantly reduced as was the numbness in my foot. I was released from medical care after six months, no longer a candidate for surgery with an excellent prognosis for the future.
I believe that my therapeutic work with Aimee has been instrumental in not only relieving my pain, but increasing my healing and sense of wellness.
– Jay S.
I highly recommend Aimee McDonald as a skilled, experienced Trainer. Aimee’s dynamic teaching, mentoring style… is clear, concise and refreshing. Her knowledge of the work she teaches is impressive and complete. She is a gifted Performance Kinesiologist.
I became a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIC® Instructor from her studio, since it is the one form of exercise that works the body with control & stability through every rotational plane at every joint. It’s base strength comes from core stability, which is crucial to stability elsewhere in the body.
I have had excellent results in combining the manual skills of physical therapy with the reinforcement of GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®.
There is no other form of exercise combining resistance through these ranges. Try a private session with her, you will see the change in your body.
– Ron Jegadeesh, PT, MBA