When you have chronic pain, it's all you think about. For me has been many years of neck pain. I tried numerous treatments through different practitioners desperate for positive results. I was also aware that I had terrible posture, and it was upsetting to see photos of myself caught spontaneously. My shoulders were rounded and my chin protruding. Just to make matters worse, I was doing no physical activity. In late 2011, I saw Burlesquercise at a trade show so I signed up for the email updates. In Jan 2012 I took my first class. I'd never taken dance lesson but I love to dance. Since my first class, I have consistently taken classes year round. So here I am three years later and my pain level has gone down significantly. There only one other possible explanation and that is Burlesquercise. Di has taught me a great deal about proper alignment and posture. Thanks to her, I finally feel like I know the right position and I can correct myself throughout the day. Thanks to Leslie, Kim and Annick I've learned numerous exercises, and they have motivated to do so much more while I'm a home. I stretch, do floor exercises and practice routines. It's like our world opens up when we reduce our pain level. I have so many other wonderful things to say about how my involvement in Burlesquercise has enriched my life but the improvement to my physical well-being has had a major impact on me and my family. Thank you for letting me share my story, and I hope that we see some new ladies encouraged to try a class and see what changes lay ahead as a result.