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Hands On Pilates
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corinne A.
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Eden is amazing! She has in depth knowledge of pilates and the human anatomy. She pays detailed attention to form and adjusts the exercises to fit the need. My husband is using her as pilates instructor and I am using her as a massage therapist. We both feel we are in very professional hands! I have back issues and she knows exactly which areas need attention.

  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Justus C.
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I was amazed by Alex is intuitiveness, diagnosing my lower back pain. Halfway through the first session I thought relief from a chronic injury, and overtime I've been able to almost eliminate pain. I have since followed her to yoga, Pilates and many bodywork sessions. She is always communicative and punctual. I'd recommend her to anyone .

PilatesBySpencer
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney A.
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Spencer has been my favorite Pilates instructor I have had. Her workouts are challenging but fun, and the way she breaks them down and explains each exercise is so helpful in getting the most out of my workout. I could really feel all of the muscles engaged really working !! Spencer is both knowledgeable, not to mention super friendly!! I look forward to more sessions with her!! I recommend her to all of my friends !!

Pilates 2 U
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gabby B.
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Rene is the best! She's confident in her work and really pays attention to how pilates can work for you. She's very caring, very sweet, and responsive to your needs and questions! I have a background in dance, acrobatics, and yoga, and after having taken pilates only twice I have gained much more body awareness with her privates! Definitely worth it.

Sweat Equity
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christy C.
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I’ve been using Sarah for pilates instruction and all around fitness training. Her style is upbeat and encouraging. Her strengths are pinpointing certain muscle groups and she is great on technique. All around a fantastic trainer. Highly recommended.

Pilates with Chelsea
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Regina R.
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I had been taking pilates for over a year before starting private sessions with Chelsea. Training with Chelsea brought me to the next level of my journey, I became stronger and finally had strength in my core again. I have truly seen a big difference in my body. She helped me lose weight, gain muscle and has taught me to see overall results through the basis of nutrition. She continues to motivate me and is always changing up the routine, equally targeting every muscle group. The results I have achieved to date are largely due to Chelsea’s encouragement and support. She is a true motivator! Regina R.

Lauren Kokenes Pilates
4.7
from 9 reviews
    Diana O.
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    Lauren Kokenes is the most effective pilates instructor I've ever worked with. Her workouts are always fun and she teaches me something new every time. Lauren delivered the results that enabled me to take this selfie to send my husband on our 15th anniversary last month. I'm a mother of three and my body definitely doesn't look or feel like 55, thanks to her being such a talented and dedicated instructor!

    • 8 years in business
    Dominique A.
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    Jessica introduced me to Pilates and has helped me so much! All of the above applies for me, thank you!

    Soma Syntax Studio
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 28 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jody P.
    Verified review

    Anne is one of the best health and fitness professionals in the country. She draws on her experience as a professional dancer, on her gentle and kind personality, and an amazing amount of knowledge and sensitivity. Working with Anne on Pilates and the Swiss ball kept me in shape during my first pregnancy and after. My legs look about three inches longer after training with Anne, and my confidence is much much greater. If you want to work hard, but in a way that you can take out of the gym, Anne is your trainer. She explains every exercise in a way that increases your awareness of your body. I enjoy aerial dancing, and I know that working with Anne has really helped prevent injury. EVERY SERIOUS ATHLETE should train with this woman, she will help you remain injury free!

    Ashley's Pilates
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Julia N.
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    I had a disk replacement in my back and my surgeon recommended pilates. I LOVE working with Ashley, she's gentle enough on my back but boy do I see results!

    • 2 years in business
    Ash Z.
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    I have had nothing but amazing life changing and body changing experiences with Alex. After a horrible car accident and 3 herniated disks in my back and pretty much being bed ridden, she has taught me ways to help strengthen my body in pilates that I didn't ever imagine I would be able to do. I have seen her twice a week (sometimes more) for the last 6 months. She has taught me ways to strengthen my core so that my back is in less pain. She's a life saver. Her teaching technique is one that is extremely professional and punctual. I am so grateful for everything alex has done to help me on the road to healing and recovery. I HIGHLY recommend her.

    Stezfit
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Rachel -.
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    I've hired Stacey for private Pilates lessons at my home. She is friendly, down-to-earth, knowledgable and flexible in her approach. I've had three lessons so far, looking forward to more.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Mark B.
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    After 3 years of bi-weekly Pilates sessions --- each is always new and different, never routine. Christine customizes each workout to focus on a particular pain or muscle tension issue while balancing the whole body for a balanced workout including a mix of yoga, core strength and barre techniques.

    piLALAtes
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Mariel P.
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      I was initially introduced to Laurel by my 92 year old friend. Pilates with Laurel and the benefits were reinvigorating her daily experience of a senior life. I was having trouble limping and had been diagnosed with bilateral hip replacement . Laurel has random quarterly offers .I took advantage of the one time free trial & assessment. Her language and understanding of the human body allowed me to feel confident about moving forward with my surgeries. Clearly I had found the correct teacher with which to learn how to move again. Three years later I remain committed to experiencing my life with a love and respect for movement. Laurel is committed to this work and her clients.Her mission is to introduce the value of Joseph Pilates traditional work, to people requiring rehabilitation as well as avid athletes. Only patience and experience can serve such a broad range of needs. There is a distinct difference between Laurel's teachings of Joseph Pilates traditional work and most of what is marketed in the fitness world. My best analogy is Classic Ballet in comparison to Martha Graham . Laurel is part of a small community of Pilates teachers living Joseph Pilates work as well as growing longingly in his studies. On more than one occasion she has patiently coached me through a series of movements . The end result is a increased range of of motion and quality of life. Today I live with a greater knowledge of what part of my body is moving , what part of my body is yearning to stretch. Nancy Sinatra's song " These boots were made for Walkin " has great a great beat for Laurel's song " This body was made for moving! "

      About

      I am a classically certified Pilates instructor. I have worked in both fitness and rehab settings since 2003, and accept referrals from physical therapists and chiropractors. I understand how to challenge clients and encourage them to do exercises that seem impossible in the beginning. My clients see dramatic changes in strength and flexibility and enjoy the results. The exercise that seemed impossible becomes fun! Many Pilates teachers can teach you a routine, but I tailor each session to teach you the exercises that will help with your individual body’s limitations. Every session is tailored to your body. Together, we work on the Pilates exercises that can move your body closer to ideal alignment. Muscle imbalance can lead to low back pain and joint pain, and working towards ideal alignment through Pilates can be a useful tool to manage preexisting conditions and prevent injuries. Using Pilates, I can work to strengthen core muscles that are weak and stretch muscles that are too tight to bring you closer to ideal function and health. Your waist may shrink and you will start to look taller and leaner as you get stronger from the inside out.

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      Desiredface is offering two different types of services to clients: European Facial Workout® and Pilates reformer. Both services will be provided in one-on-one, customized sessions designed specifically for the client. The services are by appointment only. Be the best version of you! European Facial Workout® is the new anti-aging trend in the US. It is an incredibly effective muscle resistance training method based on anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Only isometric facial exercises can truly strengthen and increase muscles fibers in the face, which will smooth out sagging and aging skin by restoring the original length and tone of the facial muscles. Over time, as the muscles become stronger, the face regains its original young-looking contour. Some other benefits of facial exercises are improved blood circulation and stimulation of the lymph function. During our training sessions, clients not only learn how to activate facial muscles, they also receive the additional bonus of a face massage and a stimulation of more than 60 acupressure points of the face. The improvement of facial appearance is not about quick fixes and piling on expensive creams. It's about dedicating the time and cultivating a lifestyle around health and strength. The European Facial Workout® seeks to provide people with a truly satisfying experience that improves their daily lives with confidence. Home sessions are offered too. The Intelligent Workout: Pilates helps develop long, strong, muscles, improve posture, and increase flexibility. Our Pilates sessions are built around the following 8 principles: * concentration * centering * control * breathing * precision * stamina * flowing movements * relaxation These principles are the reason why my Pilates reformer program has worked so well for so many individuals. Many of my clients especially benefit from Pilates after an orthopedic surgery since it helps regain mobility in the joints and rebuild atrophied skeletal muscles. Moreover, my sessions place importance on specialized breathing techniques which help to oxygenate the body and thereby speed up the healing process after medical problems. No home sessions, this is offered only at the studio. Both of these services are aimed not just to tone the body and the face but also to increase self-confidence by helping people feel better about themselves.

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      Rachel's Personal Pilates was created to make the client feel at home, instead of lost in a group setting, neglected by the instructor. Whether it be to lose weight, tone, or rehabilitate an injury, I strive to personalize each session for the individual's needs. I received my certification from Sheppard Method Pilates under Risa Sheppard, who studied with Ron Fletcher, one of Joseph Pilates's original five students. My style combines classical Pilates technique with a fusion of aerobic and cardiovascular exercises to challenge the body through muscle confusion. Unlike the SPX classes that are popping up all over Los Angeles, I strive to challenge the body while staying conscious of alignment and muscle fatigue. Currently, I am offering a new client special for $20, which consist of an introductory private reformer class and a complimentary mat class.

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      I was first introduced to Pilates at the age of 16. I received my certification through Romana's Pilates in 2011, and I am a 3rd-generation instructor with a training lineage stemming directly from the founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates. I worked and studied at a Pilates certification center in Chicago and had the opportunity to study with many master professionals of the Pilates method. Most of my experience is working with individuals with goals of losing weight, body toning and increasing flexibility and strength. My wide array of clientele includes individuals who turn to Pilates as part of a post-rehab regimen, as well as athletes and physically active individuals who turn to Pilates to improve their athletic abilities, return to their activities post injury or looking to utilize Pilates to remain injury free. I am also a TRX qualified trainer and Indo Row certified instructor.

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      I offer comprehensive Pilates fitness program for all ages and genders. I specialize in Pilates as a rehab for breast cancer survivors. I have a private Pilates home studio. For traveling clients, Skype sessions are available.

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      I teach mat Pilates exercise work. I work with clients who has lower back pain, shoulder pain and upper back pain by working in office all day, etc. I love to help clients to have better posture, less pain and toned muscles and to feel great everyday!

      About

      Whether you are a boomer who wants to get in shape or a writer experiencing discomfort from sitting at the computer all day, a new mom who wants to strengthen her pelvis or someone with an specific need Pilates can help. My approach which combines the principles of Alexander Technique with Pilates Principles work can help to open the mind, body connection so that the body to function effectively your transformation will be swift and the results lasting. I am offering private and small group lessons in your home. I will bring small equipment to you or use your own reformer. I am a comprehensive and balanced body Pilates practitioner with six years of experienced teaching for fitness and rehab. My areas of specialization are the following: * low back * postnatal * pelvic stability * psoas release * scoliosis

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