Client Feature: Carol Gagliardi

What brought you into Imagine?

I had been interested in taking a yoga class for awhile but had never got around to it.  When Imagine opened right below the dentist office it seemed too convenient to pass up.  Still I hesitated, until I had my annual routine physical and found out that I had osteoporosis from a tumor on my parathyroid.

The parathyroid regulates calcium and because mine was overactive, it caused calcium to leach from my bones.  I had the tumor removed but realized that the damage was done and I had better start taking my health a little more seriously.

I finally decided to sign up for that yoga class.  I had read about the benefits of yoga and thought now was the time.  Sure enough I found that yoga made me feel better and I actually enjoyed the classes!  So I decided to take the next step and sign up for the circuit classes.  I feel stronger, less tired and more flexible!  It has been a great experience for me and signing up for the classes helps keep me motivated.

What do you enjoy most about Imagine?

The people at Imagine are wonderful and the staff and instructors are very welcoming.  They help people at every level and sincerely seem interested in the cliental.  I love that it is so personal and that the members are incredibly friendly too.  The coffee and snacks are great too!

Have you achieved any health and fitness goals working out at Imagine?

I always thought that just “life” provided enough exercise and that playing the cello and gardening was good enough. Since I’ve been working out at Imagine I realize that there really is something to this exercise thing!   My goals are to continue to get stronger and improve my posture and maybe even lose a few pounds.

What inspires you, what quote and or mantra do you live by?

As I get older I feel it’s important to keep moving, stay busy and try new things.  And remember the mind is like a parachute, it works best when open.