"Hilary's gentle, experience-backed, and research-driven approach has transformed my scoliotic body. She is so tuned in to my particular muscular structure and asymmetries. My regular sessions with her have left me stronger and more aligned, and, for the first time I can remember, noticeably pain free in my upper back, lower back, and neck. Complementing my ongoing strength, cardio, and tennis routines with her therapeutics has been a game-changer." -Heather K.
"Hilary is a gifted movement teacher and rehabilitation specialist. She taught me how to exercise in a pain-free way that did not activate my old injuries. By adding drawing at the end of our sessions, she taught me how to tune into my inner experience and feel the movement of the life energy inside of me." -R.B.
I had stiff muscles due to marathons and long distance running. I knew doing some kind of strength training would help and Pilates did exactly that. I had a noticeable difference in flexibility and my body is more relaxed and opened up now. Thanks to Hilary Snider, she is very professional in her work. She is knowledgeable and knows her stuff well. -Sumeet
"Ms. Snider has a gentle demeanor and possesses a special respect and patience as well as a particular interest in working with the musculoskeletal system for spinal issues. Ms. Snider engaged in rigorous didactic work as well as practical applications in the use of the Pilates Method in the management of adolescent and adult scoliosis. I am confident that Ms. Snider will well serve the special population of those diagnosed with scoliosis." --Suzanne Martin, DPT, CPT-PMA(R), CLT, Educational Director, Pilates Therapeutics LLC www.pilatestherapeutics.com
"Hilary's Gentle Yoga class has been my first experience doing yoga, and for me it's a keeper. It helps keep me centered, both physically and mentally." --Colleen V.
"I have taken yoga classes for at least 30 years, with many different instructors, in several different states. Hilary exceeds my expectations in all the aspects I look for in a yoga class. She begins quietly, on time, with exercises, including vocalizations, that center and prepare the mind. She then smoothly transitions from one posture to another with a calm voice and exceptionally clear guidance. Every minute of the class is put to good use, and at the end of the class, every muscle group has been stretched and awakened. Hilary’s class has a beautiful simplicity to it - every moment is spent coming in and out of postures, without any sense of hurry or down time. Even with gentle yoga, Hilary covers a wide array of postures which can be done easily or with whatever level of effort you want to put into it. It is one of the only yoga classes where I am not eventually peeking at the clock - the time is meditative and the class is over at just the right time. Hilary is also trained and attentive to the issues of older bodies, and seems comfortable working with people with various limitations, without making a big deal about it. You can take her class and feel you are fully participating, no matter your physical issues." --Katie Cameron, Author of "Finding Time"
"Hilary is a caring and empathetic yoga instructor. I have been seeing her to help with my scoliosis. She is knowledgeable and adapts each session to fit my body's needs. Due to her instruction, I have gained ease and motion in my back and body." --Susan Diamond
"Yoga for Scoliosis was a rewarding experience!" --Kam Jones
"Hilary was very encouraging and incorporated many exercises to get rid of my back pain. She was aware I have osteopenia (low normal bone density) and modified a lot of exercises to avoid over-bending, or flexion, of my spine. Hilary pays attention to get you to the correct form each step along the way. This is helpful so you can eventually replicate this when you are on your own." --Doris Gee., Physician Assistant
"During Pilates lessons, Hilary gently reminds me of posture details and, if I ask, explains the effect of the correct posture on the effect that the exercise has on my muscles and skeleton. That information helps me remember each posture detail and correct any mistakes as I start the exercise. For example, I can hear her saying, "stand tall," or "look forward," as I start an exercise, which is essential for a beginning student." --Marjorie Powell
"I thought having a personal trainer would feel like "work," but I really enjoy working with Hilary. I move and feel so much better, and losing some inches and weight has been an added plus." --Colleen V.