Client Spotlight – MarAnna McKone

Meet MarAnna Mckone….wonderful client, amazing friend, dedicated mother, and so much more! Here is a little about MarAnna and how she found her way to The Contrology Garage.

I grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and attended college at the University of Virginia. Not wanting to move too far away from my family in Virginia, but wanting a new adventure, I chose to start my teaching career in Raleigh once I graduated. I met my husband, Jeff, in 2005, and we got married two years later. Shortly after our wedding, he received orders from the Army for a one year deployment. I had moved from Raleigh to Cary, started teaching at a new school, was getting used to a new role as a step-mom to Jeff’s four girls…all while my new husband was overseas. I started looking for something to keep myself busy while Jeff was gone…and I found pilates!

I took my first pilates class with Patty 11 years ago, and I cannot imagine my life without pilates in it. Patty, Jamie, Stacie and Missy are amazing instructors but also friends. When I go to a class, I know I am going to leave feeling stronger, taller, maybe a little sore, but also more relaxed and with a mind that is clear. I would say I am a “reformer girl” because it’s my favorite, the chair is my challenge place, and that mat classes are always an intense workout. Every class at TCG is worth taking!

I recently had a friend ask me what I would do if I had one hour of free time to myself. I quickly responded that I would take a pilates class at TCG. I explained to her that The Contrology Garage is a great space with wonderful equipment but most importantly, it has the best trainers. While the location is convenient and the space is beautiful, the instructors offer a great workout during every class. They are incredibly knowledgeable about pilates and the body. They know how to modify exercises when necessary but also push clients to achieve their goals.

During the last eleven years my life has changed quite a bit. I am now a stay at home mom to twins who are almost nine and an energetic 5-year old. Two of my step-daugthers are married and have little ones. My daily schedule is different than it was when I first started taking pilates classes, but one thing has remained the same. Patty, Stacie, Jamie, and Missy are the best instructors, and anyone who strolls through the door at The Contrology Garage is in for a treat!


Just for fun….

If you were stuck on a deserted Island what 3 things would you bring?

I would bring matches, a knife, and a radio. Yes, I am practical.


If you could only have one more food for the rest of your life…what would it be?

I don’t know that I could choose one food to eat the rest of my life- I think I would get tired of anything, even if it is a food that I love.


What is your favorite things to do?

One of my favorite things to do is try new restaurants and new foods. Variety is the spice of life! 🙂

Do you have a favorite vacation spot?

I love to travel! My favorite vacation spots are anywhere is Europe.

Thanks so much MarAnna! We are so grateful to have such special clients like you!


Patty, Stacie, Jamie, and Missy