Mary was an active LMT from 1999-2016 and had worked in a variety of settings over the years, including her private practice and other PT clinics, as well as having had the pleasure of working in a spa environment. All of this experience helped to complete her vision for the types of massage therapy now offered at Staszak Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, which is therapeutic touch in a warm, inviting atmosphere.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2013, having a bilateral mastectomy and several other surgeries, Mary cut back and ultimately stopped seeing massage clients, shifting her attention to growing and managing the clinic with Mike and also starting her own skincare business.
Between being an avid athlete and often having to work 7 days a week as a massage therapist over the years, Mary had her fair share of injuries and degenerative issues. It took a long time to correct her old compensation patterns, but with the ongoing help of PT, massage therapy, Pilates, CoreAlign and finally Broga Yoga, she was able to move without pain for the first time in 8 years. This inspired her to think bigger.
She figured that if she could make this kind of life changing progress, so could others. She and Mike have seen so many people come into the clinic over the years with chronic and sometimes acute pain from going to the gym, pre and post surgery as well as other common, everyday activities. They would get to a much better place with all that’s offered at SPTWC, be discharged, only to come back in pain again. This led the Staszaks to put their heads together again and in the spring of 2017 Evolve Fitness Studios was born. Now, she not only attends classes regularly, she also teaches CoreAlign, Pilates, Broga Yoga classes, and works as a PT aide doing pilates and CoreAlign.
The thrill of hearing testimonials from students and clients and witnessing how they benefit from what we’re doing at both SPTWC and Evolve Fitness Studios is incredibly rewarding and the reason we do what we do.
If Mary is not working, you are most likely to see her spending time with the loves of her life, the joy in all her days, her beautiful grand children Grayson, Etta, and Tinley (sorry Mike, she loves you, too, but you understand.) She also enjoys spending time with the rest of her family, which include her incredibly loving and supportive husband, 2 awesome adult children and their lovable spouses, traveling, hiking, mountain biking, singing, good food, good wine and friends.
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