When Rory Causseaux’s back problem jeopardized the extreme exercise that was the central common bond of his marriage, it was time to try something new.
He and his wife of 30 years, Terri, share a deep passion for exercise that goes beyond an hour-long workout a few times a week. From the moment Terri saw Rory playing football shirtless in a University of Florida parking lot in 1979, the two have played hard and played together.
“Exercise is a major part of our relationship,” Terri says. “Part of our fun in life is exercise and competing with one another.”
That doesn’t pause even on the most romantic day of the year.
“I’d rather have a pair of tennis shoes for Valentines Day than a dozen roses,” she says. “If we do something special for Valentines Day, it will be something all out and crazy, then we’ll go home and relax together.”
But more than 30 years of physically fit fun was jeopardized for the Casseaux couple when Rory injured his back. His doctor gave him a choice: pain medicine or core strengthening utilizing Pilates. [More]