Bridget G., 31, of Brooklyn, NY worried that a hip injury could limit her workout options, but she found everything she needed to stay in shape with Pvolve.
Before I came across Pvolve, I thought I might never be able to do workout classes again. I was in the process of recovering from a hip injury I got from cardio kickboxing, and the pain was bad. Some days, it was so uncomfortable that I couldn’t even sit down in a chair.
It took a year of seeing my physical therapist and chiropractor twice a week to get to the point where exercising was even an option. I’m a very active person, so I was more than ready to work up a sweat again. But my doctors said that I needed to stay away from high-impact workouts to avoid reinjuring my hip. I didn’t know if I’d ever find a routine that was both doc-approved and physically challenging. Then, while searching through the ClassPass app, I discovered Pvolve.
The Workout I Was Searching For
Pvolve is a high-intensity routine but it’s also low-impact, so it got the green light from my doctors. But would it give me the workout I wanted? I took my first class in July 2022 at the New York City studio, and the answer was a resounding “yes.”
That class with Melanie sold me on the method. I quickly noticed how much it challenged my core, which was fantastic, since my doctors said I needed to strengthen this area in order to lessen my chance of reinjuring my hip.
I also loved the use of the Pvolve equipment—those gadgets may look unassuming, but trust me, they will humble you. But what stood out most of all was that the moves, especially the internal and external rotations that Pvolve is known for, were gentle on my hip. I was thrilled!
A Fan for Life
After that first class, I started going to Pvolve a lot—I’m talking three to four times a week. And even with that frequency, my hip didn’t suffer. If anything, the exercises were improving my hip mobility.
Now, I honestly can’t get enough and attend a Pvolve class almost every day of the week. I jump out of bed for my 7 a.m. classes during the work week and celebrate the weekends with a Saturday and Sunday class.
I started telling everyone I could about the classes, and recruited friends and family to go with me. Having them there is amazing, but it’s just icing on the cake, since I’ve always got my Pvolve family. From the employees at the front desk to the trainers, the Pvolve community is incredibly welcoming and supportive. I wish everyone could experience this level of cheerleading.
Always a Challenge
You’d think that with my very active Pvolve status, the classes wouldn’t hold many surprises anymore—not true! The amazing thing about the Pvolve Method is that it continues to challenge you in each class. Just when I think I’ve mastered something, I add a little more resistance or modify a move slightly and—bam!—I have a new goal to work toward.
Now, nine months into my Pvolve routine, I’m enjoying major changes in my fitness. My strength has improved, especially in my core, my arms are toned, and my balance—which was seriously shaky when I started—is notably better. And I’m happy to report that I haven’t thought about my hip in ages! I’m so glad that my injury didn’t hold me back from trying something new. I can’t imagine my life without Pvolve in it.