I am 69 years old and have been an active person all of my life. As aging began to insert issues, such as achy joints and stiff muscles, into my active lifestyle I decided that I needed more personal attention to and direction with my training. Working with Robyn has provided that for me. My goal, when I started was to accomplish a successful, unassisted roll up from a lying position. That goal has been achieved. In addition, I have improved my general strength and flexibility with Robyn’s guided training. I can’t say that all of the aging related issues have disappeared however, I feel less vulnerable to physical deterioration. My goal now is to achieve significant old age while remaining physically strong, straight and balanced. Joyce Clinton
I’ve been a runner for 15+ years. When I started training for endurance races (1/2 and full marathons), Pilates became a critical part of my training regimen. After starting my first ½ marathon training I was plagued with injuries due to muscle imbalances, which forced me to look at cross training options. After introducing Pilates into my routine I have been able to keep a balanced body, build mental focus, recover faster from injuries, and improve my overall health. Pendulum Pilates has greatly contributed to my success in completing 12 ½ marathons and 3 marathons. Shelley Baran
The Pilates apparatus classes give me a way to exercise within my body’s limits without ever becoming frustrated with them. I feel so lucky to have found Robyn, since no other instructor of anything has gotten me past my body angst. Every time I come to Robyn and say, “this is bothering me,” she always finds a way that will avoid making it worse, while strengthening the area. And having fibromyalgia, chronic migraines and many other physical issues, there’s lots to work around! Robyn has taught me how to exercise safely when I am unwell, and that I can do anything after proper preparation. I have often gone into a class with a migraine or in a flare, and walk out refreshed, in less pain, and full of optimism.
I have tried all of her class types, and find the semi-private reformer lo be my favorite, lots of fun, a good challenge, always different, and with enough personal attention for my needs. Robyn paired me with someone with complementary body issues; every class is seemingly designed just for us. Annabelle Jessop
Pilates with Robyn for anyone who wants a varied and challenging form of exercise, and who wants to develop body awareness and improve their strength and flexibility in a supportive environment. Susan Woodley
The classes are small, fun, and she provides feeling of real personalized service. She explains the exercises very clearly and always ensures we have the correct form. We are very lucky to have Robyn in our area. I have seen a noticeable difference in my posture and core strength since taking Robyn’s classes. Robin Andrew
I love my mat and equipment classes with Robyn Baxter (ongoing for at least 10 years). I’ve practiced Pilates for many years, with different teachers, and Robyn is the best I’ve ever had. She is caring, compassionate, and tailors her teaching to each student’s needs. Precision! I’ve learned how to do exercises correctly for best results. Thank you Robyn, for leading me on this great journey. Barbara Mullally
Your excellent direction online is equally as good as in class so I’m delighted that I can practice online now. You are big part of my recovery from GBS as well as helping cope during the pandemic. Cathi Boutwell
Robyn’s classes will help to reveal any habits in posture and movement that you may not have been aware of and it is this awareness that will give your mind the ability to control your body to make the changes it needs in order to be healthy and feel great for many years to come. Jennifer LeClaire
Robyn and I have been working together for years to improve my body self-awareness as well improving posture, body alignment and strength. I visit her studio twice a week and feel so wonderful, happy and relaxed when I leave after each session. Robyn always makes sure that any movement I am doing on the Reformer is done efficiently with concentration on a particular set of muscles. She will point out to me ways to make a movement easier if I am having an ‘off’ day, and I truly appreciate that. Her gentleness, grace and beautiful smile make it a joy to show up each day. Beth McKibbon
Dear Robyn, with her clear and gentle instruction, is one of the most wonderful blessings in my life. I met Robyn at age 71 and have been taking 2 reformer classes a week for the last 9 years. I am now 80 and can attest to many benefits. In the short-term, I always feel 20 years younger after each class! In the longer-term, in spite of age-related issues such as arthritis, I feel I’ve ‘held steady’ in most ways and even improved in others. Gradually, my body has come into better alignment and generally feels more flexible and balanced.
Throughout her sessions, Robyn has encouraged, and challenged me to achieve exercise levels that I never thought were possible. What has also developed, is that she positively and quietly helped me to appreciate who I am. She is such a personal testimonial to her practice of Pendulum Pilates that you feel privileged to be participating in her classes. The bonus, my golf game has improved with no more sore shoulders, and back issues! Thank you Robyn, for the lovely person you are and your desire to help others, through the practice of Pilates. Cheryl Hooghiem
Robyn’s friendly personality, professionalism, and confidence made me feel very comfortable right from the beginning. has a keen ability to listen to my concerns and quickly adapt her programs in order to fit my individual health needs without sacrificing the lesson. I appreciate her attention to correct my posture and movement patterns ensuring that I receive the most benefit from each exercise. Donna Quackenbush
After years of different fitness regimes, I can state that after continued Pilates workouts at Pendulum Pilates, I have a stronger, more toned, and more flexible body. I also have achieved a more positive mental focus with no acquired workout related injuries. Also, the computer related neck tension is a past memory. Thank you, Robyn. Nancy Peckett
Robyn is an authentic, integral example of the Pilates philosophy. Her natural exuberance for movement has inspired me to devote self-care time and I love the results. Thank you.
I have been surprised at how much Pilates has become incorporated into my everyday life with respect to my posture and general well being. My body image and confidence has vastly improved. Diane Walker
Learning about and practicing Pilates with Robyn has provided new perspectives on mind-body awareness and opened up another dimension of fitness for me. Robyn’s positive attitude and experience put me at ease when I first began and continued to challenge me as I progressed. I always feel re-energized after a class. Caroline Wilcox
For years I had the classic “go hard or go home” type of mentality when it came to exercising. As I’ve gotten older, I decided to “try” a Pilates class as a means of giving my body a break and to try something new. Well, what I’ve experienced has certainly exceeded all my expectations. I consider both Robyn and her Pilates teaching as a great gift. Robyn is not only a warm and caring individual, but also an excellent and a knowledgeable instructor. Her passion for Pilates and her clients is evident in every class. The changes to my body are undeniable. I feel strong and balanced. My attitude towards exercise changed as well. I will always incorporate Pilates training as a regular part of my week. I would encourage ANYONE considering taking a Pilates class to call Robyn and give it an honest try. You won’t be disappointed. Tracy Hennessey
Robyn Baxter, Pendulum Pilates
More than just a tagline, “mindful movement” is an ethos embodied in every aspect of Robyn Baxter’s practice at Pendulum Pilates. After 30 years of active military service, and the accompanying wounds and bad habits, I came to Robyn seeking to repair the damage. With a deep understanding of exercise physiology, human kinetics and mindfulness she has gradually restored me to health and vitality. At 62 I feel more energized now than ever before, and ready for the challenges of the next sixty years. Robyn and her practice will definitely be a part of that future.Nick (2021)