R. Cogswell

“I’ve been active and competitive most of my life and have managed to keep at it in spite of injuries, including ACL reconstruction surgery on both knees. However, at some point, I had to give up my knee pads and tennis racquet because I was in pain more than I was having fun. My physio was constantly reminding me to work on my core muscles because they weren’t engaging, hence, the  back problems. I started with Tara in 2013, and although they were only weekly session, I now have a better understanding of my body and know how to activate my core muscles and be less reliant on my big muscles.  I love training with Tara because she manages to work with you personally even in a group situation. She shows you how to correctly do the exercises and points out which muscles should be engaging. Who would have known that I too have a transversus abdominus! Working with Tara has allowed me to return to competitive sports, which is a real bonus when you’re over 50.”