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I engaged Jackie's services for a home Pilates instructor for my boss who is a highly trained athlete and who is very particular around instructors. Jackie sent one of her two instructors located here in the Bay Area. He is incredibly pleased with the level of instruction, the quality of the training, and in Jackie's overall service, i.e., website, communication, and online payment feature. Highly recommend.
I've been in Monique's Pilates class for over four years now. She provides a well balanced class, and makes sure everyone is working at their own comfort level to help assure no injuries. Besides a good work out, her class is always fun to attend. The time goes by quickly, and I always feel better after each of her classes.
This is the best place for personal training and pilates in the Saratoga area. It's located right in the heart of the Saratoga Village. There is always plenty of free parking and lots of cafes and coffee shops nearby for a quick snack afterwards. Saratoga Village is such a lovely place to come and there is no nicer, more educated, genuine, caring person than Lala. Whatever you define as going above and beyond, Lala goes even more above and beyond that for her clients. I could write a novel about this place and how amazing it is. If you're looking for personalized, smart training, look no further. Seriously. Stop reading reviews. Call or email Lala at The Personal Trainer in Saratoga. Thank me later.
I started working with Parand two years ago after an episode of low back pain.She was very experienced and knew exactly what type of exercise program to create to strengthen my back and stomach muscles and stabilize my core muscles. In the beginning, my class was mostly Pilates, now it involves aerobics and weights as well. I exercise twice a week. She really accommodates my schedule-as a busy professional with a young child her flexibility has been key in allowing me to continue exercising. I feel great and I think I also look better in my Jeans which is a huge plus.
Blair is a gifted Pilates instructor. She knows just when/how to challenge me and do so in a wonderful way that encourages me to work harder. The end result? I look and feel good! Yay! I've long suffered from back pain (scoliosis) and I've never felt better! I've been seeing her 2-3X per week for the last two years (combination of mat and equipment class + duets and privates). The comments from friends and family who haven't seen me in a while are awesome.
I have taken A LOT of Pilates classes but it was not until I started to work with Michal one-on-one that I really began to grasp the way the exercises were supposed to feel. Every week, I leave feeling lifted and stronger with a deeper connection to and understanding of my body and the way it is designed to move in balance. Each session I learn something new and not just intellectually but kinesthetically---the difference in lifting from my shoulder blades or dropping my sternum into alignment---it feels like learning how to really drive a car after only ever shoving along in second gear. Michal crafts each training session to serve my individual needs. She is extremely knowledgeable and attentive and her focused cues and spotting make sure I am doing every part correctly and working to my limits.(With lots of positive reinforcement which helps too). Our work is mostly Pilates but she also integrates different modalities depending on what results I want. She is really good about shaping a program around an existing injury and making sure I never push too far. She also gives me stretches and exercises to practice at home to help correct imbalances, and techniques to use at work and prevent further injuries. I always feel like my whole person is being strengthened when I work with Michal---she doesn't shy away from the mind-body-emotion connection that Pilates offers and at times she feels to me as much a healer as a trainer. She brings a lot of dedication, humor and soul and I feel so lucky to have found her!
I snapped my tibia and fibula in January of this year that required surgery, hardware, extensive recovery and PT. I started working with Jordana twice a week because I was still really unbalanced and physically afraid of doing much beyond walking. She was such a gift at that time to me and I cannot really express all the positives about my experience with her. She helped me get my muscles back in alignment after the nasty atrophy that occurred, she did it with humor and physical awareness and kept me on task with kindness and constantly pushed me to do better and reminded me of how far I'd come. As a trainer and person I can't recommend her highly enough; Jordana is motivated, professional, kind and highly knowledgeable about building the skills for physical recovery.
In working with Lani for one and a half years now, the results are truly amazing. I have developed deep core strength, flexibility, relief from back pain and my scoliosis has become much less prominent. All of my goals have been met, and she continues to take them to new and higher levels surpassing my expectations. Lani is extremely knowledgeable in how our bodies move, she never rushes through a session and is a stickler for doing each movement correctly with precision. Her private and semi-private session are equally terrific and very enjoyable. She has shown me the safe and correct way to do the movements, so I can do them independently between sessions. A gem of an instructor!
As my Life Coach Sarah guided me toward clarity regarding the biggest question of my life what is my true purpose here? Sarah Reed is an elegant, whip-smart, laser-focused and intuitive belief-change miracle worker. She has helped me shift from habitual ways of thinking and believing that were not serving me, to new ways of being that reflect my higher self and purpose. Sarah gently fed my soul with insight into my beliefs and values, my capabilities, my identity and my true mission on this planet. I am forever grateful to Sarah for sharing HER true purpose and power to guide me toward mine.
Jayne is a marvelous instructor. I've worked with her for several years and have learned more about how my muscles work than with all the other martial arts, dance, yoga and fitness instructors I've studied with in the past 60 years. She really understands bodies and alignment.
What a wonderful studio! Recently I spent 5 days in San Francisco and wanted to keep up with my weekly pilates classes so I scheduled two classes with Lena Koenig -- I had read her bio on line and expected my classes would be a bridge until I returned home to my regular instructor. Well, what a surprise --- Lena was more than sufficient! I learned several very important concepts within the first 15 minutes that had thus far eluded me and we ended up having two fun, challenging classes. Since I find myself in San Francisco twice a year I plan on attending classes with Lena again. A great find.
I was so excited to start Pilates again..I did my research and a friend of mine highly recommended Cheryl. She is awesome and helped me so much. She is a true 'professional ' and I just love her! Thank you Cheryl for you passion and devotion ??BTW I look and feel fabulous
Amy is wonderful in encouraging, teaching and helping you to be a better you!
I provide individual and small group Pilates training to meet clients' goals. I am experienced in working with all levels from post-rehabilitative, pre/postnatal and sport fitness. I am Stott Pilates fully certified with 14 years' experience. I utilize all apparatus and small props.
We have outstanding personal trainers in fitness and Pilates. Most of our trainers have over 10 years of experience and hold advanced certifications. We offer 3 locations in Marin County, Mill Valley, San Rafael, and Novato.
My education from the Pilates Center is the best of the best. This past 5 years, I have work with people from 12 years old to 78 years old. I am great at seeing movement pattern that is crucial to figure out what need to be done for uniform development of person which is goal of the classical Pilates.
I believe in the original work of Joseph Pilates. So, I try to stay as true to it as possible. My experience and knowlede of the human body comes in handy while I train my clients. I make sure that their technique and allignment is correct while getting an interesting and challenging workout. Therefore there is less chance of injury. They leave invigorated, and ready to face any challenge that lies ahead.
We are a classical Pilates studio. We specialize in one-on-one personal coaching in Pilates for a longer, leaner you! Our clients love how Pilates transformers their bodies by improving posture strength, lengthening their muscles, and bringing more strength and balance to the entire body. Our skilled instructors and quiet atmosphere make our studio unique.
Marisa is an expert mover and eloquent teacher of Yoga, Pilates, and Z-Health - a brain-based system of integrated strength and wellness training. With her Clinical Nutrition work, Marisa integrates all of the body's systems to help her clients achieve optimal health. For over 15 years, she has enjoyed teaching privately and to large groups, to persons ages 10 to 90 and to all kinds of bodies -- injured, coping, and thriving.
After many years of being a student of yoga practicing different styles I decided that I wanted to pursue teaching others what yoga is all about. Breathwork, Mindfulness, Alignment, and Awareness are the main keys to advancing into poses. I can teach most styles of yoga as well as incorporate a fusion of Pilates, even a Barre format that will burn fat and tone muscle can be offered to complement the yoga practice. Strength & Stretch are Equally Important. I'm a Level 2 Reiki Healer and will offer massage in Savasana. My experience has been diverse, from working with older women who need to alleviate stress as well as yogis who are practicing handstands, backbends, arm balances, etc. My personalized service will cater to where you are in your practice and I love to give homework!
EHS Pilates is "All Things Pilates". We strive to create an environment that embraces community, diversity and total well being; providing uncompromised service and integrity with regard to our employees, customers and planet through the Pilates method and beyond. At EHS, we are driven to change the world one vertebra at a time through a focus on energy, health and strength. We offer group classes and private private instruction on all Pilates apparatus, as well as Pilates teacher training, continuing education workshops and community events. We strive to treat clients holistically through not only the Pilates methodology, but also offer services through our Wellness Clinic.
Mill Valley, CA