Dr. Richard Walker is the proud father of Rich and Alexis, a loving husband to Dr. Linda Tetor, an excellent Chiropractor, and he just happens to be Maui Pilates Studio's March 2021 Member of the Month.
Our Member of the Month moved to Maui from Colorado 4 years ago, opening and operating ‘Ultimate Health Chiropractic’ in Kihei. Even though Maui has a lot to offer, there's one element Dr. Richard pines for. “While Maui is a great place to live, I hope to live somewhere in the mountains in the future”.
Dr. Richard started practicing Pilates because he felt his body had become imbalanced from years of work-related postural positions. “I had a right sided low back pain that wouldn’t respond to a lot of different therapies and approaches I tried”. He decided to try Pilates and in March of 2019 he joined Maui Pilates Studio. Here's what Dr. Richard has to say since his Pilates journey began: “I feel like I have better posture and definitely the lower back pain has been reduced”. We asked Dr. Richard if he has any advice for anyone interested in starting Pilates. Here's what he had to say: “Like many things, results are obtained by being consistent. Be consistent with Pilates and don’t forget to stretch”. Besides coming regularly to Pilates once a week, he keeps active by walking the family dog a few times a day. His other workouts consist of working with high resistance exercise Bands a few times a week. Dr. Richard also enjoys hiking, swimming, and biking.
The perfect weekend for Dr. Richard involves hiking in the Makawao Forest Reserve or snorkeling on the west side. We asked Dr. Richard what motivates him to get up each morning and choose to live a healthy life? He said: “I want to keep in shape and be as mobile as possible when I'm older so that I can enjoy life”.
Coincidentally, there's a few Maui Pilates Studio Ohana members that are also Dr. Richard's patients. One of these patients shared with us that knowing that Dr. Richard practices Pilates at the Studio made her want to join Maui Pilates Studio. She told us, "If my chiropractor is doing Pilates for his health and well-being, then it must be good for me as well’. We want to sign off by saying, 'Dr. Richard,you are an inspiration to us, and we thank you for being here for our Maui community and for our Maui Pilates Studio Ohana'.