Pilates instructor teaches healthy habits

Posted: May 28, 2012 at 1:14 am

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Pilates instructor teaches healthy habits

A group of young girls learns all about getting healthy thanks to the help of a South Florida Pilates instructor who battles with an auto-immune disorder the all natural way.

Tonka Cascias runs ProPilates in Fort Lauderdale, home of her infamous cardio ballet barre workout.

Local 10's Neki Mohan and her Women of Tomorrow mentees were up for the challenge, which introduces heart pumping exercises and health to teen girls who want to feel and look better.

"I really enjoyed the class. It was fun, interesting. I am a cheerleader," said one girl. "Active, but this was a little bit more the other side of hard."

"I was really shocked at first. We started really slow then it started really working my body," said another.

The workout gives the teen's a head start on healthy habits for life.

"What I hope they take from today is the concept of health and how important it is and the simple truth that if you don't have your health, you have nothing because that's what I was faced with," said Cascias.

was diagnosed with a debilitating auto-immune thyroid disorder six years ago.

Doctors prescribed medicine. Instead, she became a raw vegan and reversed her symptoms. Now, she is spreading the word and educating everyone.

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