Whether you are healthy, or health-challenged, we hope you enjoy learning more about Amie’s health success story. Let her be an inspiration to you to do whatever it takes to achieve health and vitality – mind, body, and spirit.
Amie Ross – My Health Success Story:
People have asked, why the name Highway 54 Pilates? It reflects and respects our journey, the road we travel. I was born in Greensburg, Kansas, graduated moved to Hutchinson, KS. Became a Hotel General Manager and lived and Managed properties all over. Hutchinson, KS, Dodge City, Garden City, Columbia, MO; Storm Lake, IA, Wichita, KS, Sherman, TX. My parents home was and is one mile north of highway 54 and many years and journeys later, I opened my Studio just one mile north of highway 54.
My husband and I were living in Sherman, TX when the Greensburg Tornado of 2007 happened, and I was helping to open a resort property in Storm Lake Iowa at the time. It was this “tragedy” that brought us back to Kansas, Wichita specifically. I accepted the position of General Manager and Opened a new property here in Wichita. Out of such a travesty a HUGE blessing came. When we moved to Wichita it was the first time we lived somewhere that had a Pilates studio, my life changed forever thanks to that. I now get to live pain free and help others live pain free. I have also gone back to school and become a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor and Pilates Sports Center Master Trainer. Pay it forward is the motto I now get to live and it is amazing!
For fun, this photo is a side by side comparison of my “before” and “after.”
For those questions, can Pilates help with …? The answer is always yes.
Here is a little list of all the issues that Pilates and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® has helped me with:
Here’s the good news – four years ago I could (granted not well, but COULD) hit a tennis ball with a racket. I’ve regained one inch back in my height, am now 5’7″. Approximately 6 years ago I could read an entire book. My brain damage appears to be getting better not worse, I do not expect to ever be where I was, but I have learned to be grateful for where I am. I have earned this place.
Oh yea, and look at the healthy me, I’ve lost 100 pounds and kept it off for 8 years!! Feeling great AND it shows!! Don’t put your health on hold, everyone can do Pilates and YOU can enjoy health success too!