Category : Pilates
Hello Everyone! I’m Molly Jo, the new owner and director of Waveforms Pilates. When I’m not in the studio teaching movement or watering plants, I’m a new mother to an almost 6 month old baby girl, Maeve. Being a mom is one of the hardest and most rewarding roles I’ve ever filled, and it’s amazing how much love I can feel for someone so little. I’m also a mom to a 100 pound rescue labradoodle, Duke – my husband Lucas’ and my first baby. He loves car rides, licking Maeve’s toes, and stealing our gardening crocs for his own chewing pleasure. You may see us walking around Neenah, as it’s our favorite activity to enjoy movement and the outdoors together while Lucas is at work. It’s also a great way for me to put my Pilates into practice outside the walls of the studio until I’m ready again to begin my leisurely jogging routine during the warmer months.
The first time I did Pilates was at my alma mater UW-Stevens Point where I received my BA in Dance. Initially, Pilates was just my pre-class conditioning warm up and a way to delve deeper into my technique. The summer between my Junior and Senior year, I dislocated my knee at a dance intensive in Chicago and my dancing suffered. I started doing Pilates on the larger apparatus with one-on-one instruction as a post-rehabilitative tool and a way to discover more about how to align my legs and connect through my entire body. Looking back, this is when I first realized there was more to this “Pilates stuff” than just a warmup before my 10am Ballet class. There’s healing that can be done through this work, and there’s healing in movement. Pilates has met my body on this journey every day since then through feet injuries, bulging discs, sciatic nerve pain, shoulder tendonitis, debilitating hip pain, my pregnancy, and now my postpartum recovery. It has taught me joy and gratitude for what my body is capable of today, no matter the circumstances. And through my teaching, I strive to instill this with my students’ movement experience any time they come through our green Waveforms door. They make it easy to do, because we really do have the best people.
I appreciate all of you, and I feel honored to continue to serve your movement and Pilates needs. Thank you for allowing me to share my work and be part of your Pilates journeys.
Love & Gratitude, Molly Jo Mathe
“Movement should be approached like life – with enthusiasm, joy, and gratitude – for movement is life and life is movement, and we get out of it what we put into it.”Ron Fletcher