After a few weeks of careful evaluation and gentle activation of muscles throughout the body, Ms. Herman is able to identify hidden muscle compensation patterns, weaknesses, imbalances, and atrophies, narrowing down to precise areas of focus. By focusing on these specific imbalances, the strength of one's overall body is improved, and its mechanical functioning becomes healthier with increased endurance. Although problems with two ares of the body might at firm seem unrelated, for instance a hip and a shoulder, Ms. Herman uncovers the underlying pattern that connects the two. This revelation not only acts as a blueprint to fix already existing problems, but also helps prevent any future injurites that might have come of such compensation patterns if left unaddressed. Formerly a professional ballet dancer, Ms. Herman also incorporates the artistic side and dance-like potential of Pilates for those interest in exploring that aspect. With an intuitive balance between the specific and general, artistic and technical, Ms. Herman offers a well-rounded approach to Pilates.