A few years ago a dear friend of mine, in fact, someone who was not only a friend but a mentor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This is someone with whom I shared my life: the birth of my daughter, the tragic death of a dear friend, and every other major event of the last thirty years. Her diagnosis was shattering, to us both.
I soon learned that Parkinson’s is a cruel disease that attacks your muscles, and then unleashes an attack on other parts of the body. Exercise helps to keep the muscles strong and flexible for as long as possible. However, the pain prevents patients like my friend from exercise, the very thing that would help her the most. She in particular did not like public gyms or health clubs where she became embarrassed by her awkward movements-- the dyskinesia which is a hallmark of Parkinson’s. After having been given so much by my dear friend, I felt compelled to find something that could help her. It was from this tragedy that EasySculpt was born.
EasySculpt is a simple tool but one that has allowed my friend to work out at home, daily, helping to keep her muscles flexible and, most importantly, her mind active. Working out allows her to feel in charge of her disease rather than victim of it. And, yes, I continue to be the grateful recipient of this woman’s quiet wisdom.
Of course, EasySculpt is not just for Parkinson’s patients. It is brilliant for anyone who does floor exercises, at home or at the gym! The sculpted contour actually holds your body in the right position when you work out. It stabilizes your core and allows you to use the correct muscles. When you target the right muscles, you get better results from each rep. The pillow also cushions your hip, making it comfortable when you are working out on a hard floor.
A few unexpected benefits…once we started producing EasySculpt, we discovered that pregnant women LOVE it! When you have an oversized belly, it is tough to work out comfortably. EasySculpt makes it easy! We’ve had women workout right up to their delivery date with this pillow. I used it after the birth of my daughter (c-section!) and it was a blessing. It allowed me to ease back into my workout routine slowly and comfortably.
I was thrilled to learn that physical therapists use this pillow for their patients who have injuries but still want a good workout while they are recuperating. Patients with hip, shoulder, back injuries all benefit from EasySculpt. And classes are sprouting up around the country using EasySculpt!
EasySculpt has become part of my daily life. I exercise with it every morning while watching Disney shows with my daughter. I love being able to spend an extra hour at home, rather than running off to a gym to workout. I hope it becomes a positive part of your every day too.
EasySculpt is Great for:
Floor Exercises | Core | Pregnancy | Postpartum | Parkinson’s | Physical Therapy