Member Spotlight – Terez Matkins

We absolutely love learning about our members. Terez is a regular at the studio and for those who haven’t met her, we hope you’ll have a chance to introduce yourself soon. Here bubbly personality is felt whenever she enters a room!

Tell us a little about yourself. Name, background, family, etc..

My name is Terez Matkins. Although I was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, I grew up in northern California, in the Livermore Valley. I’ve been married 45 years in December. We have four children and six grandchildren. My husband retired in February of 2020 and we moved here in April, at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love spending as much time as possible with my grandkids and adult kids most of all. I also love gardening, horseback riding, hiking, studying the Bible with friends, reading, working with children, Pilates, yoga, traveling, drinking great coffee, wine tasting, and learning new things.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? 🙂

Mint chocolate chip, of course!

Do you have an interesting fact you’d like to share?

I used to be a massage therapist, a job I really loved.

What brought you to Vessel Pilates and how did it stand out to you?

My daughter, Heather, brought me to Vessel. I found the whole environment very much like the yoga studio where I practiced back home. It was so calming and positive, so personal and friendly. I tried another place, but it was more gym-like in its environment. There is nothing like Vessel. 

How long have you been going to Vessel?

Two years.

How often do you attend classes?

My goal is at least three classes a week when I’m in town.

If you were to describe our studio to someone who had never heard of it, what would you say?

Vessel welcomes you from the moment you step through the door. The staff encourages each person to succeed and learn at her own pace. Instructors are knowledgeable and friendly. There is a class for everyone, whether a beginner looking to start a healthy routine or someone seeking more of a challenge. At Vessel, you can become a better you!

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  1. Judy and Don Pemberton says:

    This is our beloved daughter who is a great blessing to us. E are so proud and thankful for her.


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