I had been taking classes on and off at Hilliard Studio Method for a little over a year when I attended the Mint Museum Auxiliary’s “Room to Bloom” spring event and purchased a few raffle tickets for a chance to win a free year of Hilliard Studio Method. I never thought I would win and was stunned when my name was called! When I won, I was 4 months pregnant with my second daughter and I quickly realized that HSM was the perfect workout to keep me strong and in shape throughout my pregnancy.
I attended class an average of 3-4 time a week, including the day before I gave birth to my daughter in September. Even when I had to make many modifications due to my growing belly, it felt so great to get my body moving and working hard. I also gained less weight this pregnancy than with my first, which I absolutely believe is due to HSM.
After the baby was born, I was back in the studio right after the doctor cleared me to work out, and even completed the Winter Wellness Challenge of 40 classes in 10 weeks. My daughter is now 6 months old, and although I am still working on holding my planks longer, my body is stronger than I ever thought it could be after having two babies. I encourage everyone to purchase raffle tickets to support the Mint Museum Auxiliary, you are supporting a great organization and could even be the one to win a free year of HSM!