Client of the Month – Maria Gupta
In recent years I started noticing that a lot of people of my age were experiencing a reduction in their physical abilities which they find quite upsetting. As for myself it has been the other way round. I was one of Virginia's first clients, and one of the most challenging ones.
I had always been an active person, but had never practiced any physical activity on a regular basis, mainly because I was afraid of practicing wrongly. I was never a good observer, and I always knew that I needed individual attention from someone who could get onto my wavelength. I had a great lack of body awareness, and it took Virginia's imaginative efforts, on a one-to-one, to begin to awake that in me. I gradually began to realise that this was the teacher I had been looking for all my life.
I have just returned from a surprise holiday in Greece with all the family, to celebrate my husband's and my 70th birthdays. We had a wonderful time, but the crowning glory was that I tried AND succeeded at paddle boarding. The fact of trying itself was a success. My balance was always hopeless, and I would never have got near a paddle board in the past. But recently, I had started to notice an improvement in general fitness, as I have been able to do a lot of gardening without getting back ache.
With this new confidence, I decided to test myself - the sense of achievement was enormous! Thank you, Virginia.