Maggie Roney – Finding Gratitude in the Alkalign Practice

by | Feb 24, 2022

By Maggie Roney

I have been a long distance runner for most of my life. About 8 years ago, I slipped and fell on black ice while visiting Montana for winter and my running came to a halt. I had a hematoma on my hip and developed trochanteric bursitis. Recovery was slow and the only things that seemed to help were physical therapy and time. I knew I wasn’t disciplined enough to continue physical therapy exercises on my own so I tried to find a place that would offer me something similar, but in a class setting – this was my first introduction to Alkalign.

I fell in love. Not only did it help my body heal from my injury, I quickly noticed I felt stronger and was less prone to injury as I reintroduced running and other forms of exercise. I remained a member for several years and slowly had this small voice telling me I wanted to contribute more to this community and wanted to bring the same experience I had to others so I decided to embark on my teaching journey.

Training and teaching took me out of my comfort zone, but it was exactly what I was looking for. Seeing my favorite faces in class rejuvenates me no matter what type of day I’ve had. I’ve loved seeing Alkalign evolve over the years and continue to make changes that not only strengthens our bodies, but PROTECTS them.

When I decide to take another exercise class with friends or take up an activity like skiing, walking my dogs, or even cleaning my house, I’m thankful to have Alkalign in my life to remind me how important it is to understand how to move your body safely, which allows me to modify or feel comfortable doing things my way.

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Hi! I’m Erin and my passion in life is helping others feel better by helping them get out of their own head. So much of our relationship to food and fitness is a reflection of deeply rooted beliefs that were imprinted on us at a very early age. These beliefs drive all sorts of behaviors, many of which are not good for our physical or mental health. I know this first-hand. As a former calorie-counting cardio queen I played right into all the toxic messages about what it meant to be “healthy”. That all changed when I hit rock bottom. Since leaving my corporate career in 2009 I have been fully committed to shifting the narrative and helping people experience better physical health by unpacking unhealthy beliefs. My biggest inspiration are my two young daughters, who I hope to raise in a household that openly illuminates and addresses the misinformation instead of adopting it.