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.Find Maggie on the Los Altos Schedule