Stories of Inspiration: Reilly and her Journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Today, we’re featuring one of our very own team members Reilly, and her health journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has been gracious enough to share her story, so we truly hope you enjoy what she has to say!


Reilly received her diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at 21 years old and since then has explored various modalities of healing and body work. She has found that along her pursuit of wellness, that Pilates has been an essential component of managing her symptoms, while aiming to mitigate the progression of her Athritis.

On a physical level, by bringing strength and flexibility to her muscles and working towards better alignment, she has found an increase in mobility and a noticeable reduction of swelling around her joints! However, one of the most rewarding aspects of diving into Pilates, has been that she’s been able to find empowerment through developing a mind-body connection. By becoming allies with her body, she's been able to build unparalleled confidence in her future, every step of the way. Although she has expressed that the process has been daunting at times, with the support of her community at Full Circle, she’s been continuously inspired to keep moving forward in new ways of embodiment.

She hopes that by sharing her success, that others feel inspired to connect with their bodies and find healing in the process, and most of all find ways to thrive in life, especially in the face of challenging obstacles!

She also welcomes anyone to get in touch with her through Full Circle if they have any questions about her process or would like to connect in general!