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I started taking Pilates classes with Linda several years ago to add variety to my workouts but I gained so many more benefits! Linda is able to tailor the classes to the needs of all participants while creating an environment of camaraderie and support. Participants are pushed in healthy and safe ways but never to the point of injury. Linda has taught me what good sore means! My strength, balance, and muscle tone have all drastically improved. I look forward to each and every class and always walk away with a clearer mind and a good sweat!Jul 9, 2017
As a newbie to the world of Pilates, I am thrilled to have found Linda at Bull Dawg Athletics. The exercises are challenging, but doable, and at the end of the session I feel energized. Since the classes are small (6 max), you can get as much attention as needed. Her instruction is smooth and easy to follow, and she is able to tweak the program to address individual needs. I never knew that exercising could be so much fun. Thanks to Linda, I'm able to continue doing what I love most ... adventure traveling. Now I can trek, climb & plunge (i.e., Antarctic Polar Plunge!) with the best of them. Thank you, Linda!!!Jul 8, 2017
When you get to your sixties several things become obvious. Most of the stuff you think you know about exercise isn't right and most likely you are actually a wreck. Realizing I was a wreck, Dr. Tammy Robinson at Bull Dawg Training recommended Pilates with Linda Wirtz as a way to slowly get in shape, improve balance and not hurt myself. I tried a session, and it seemed easy at first. But the fast paced series of short exercises really gets to you after an hour. The Reformer apparatus is really important. It actually helps you do the exercises the right way. However even more important is having Linda make sure you don't screw yourself up and good humoredly encourage you. Relentless, incremental progress has made a dazzling difference. Linda has an amazing talent of showing you muscles you never realized you had and that they are important. I couldn't really balance on my left leg after leg surgery, but six months with Linda did what fumbling around for years didn't. Linda is a genius, and I'm deeply indebted to her for all she has done for me. --Brian O. Arlington, VirginiaDec 3, 2017
Private Pilates InstructionJan 22, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Private Pilates Reformer and yoga lessons are priced at $90 for a single 55 minute session or $850 for a package of 10 sessions. All sessions are valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Introduction to Pilates Reformer lessons are available for those who wish to join a small group class. This series of three private lessons, each 45 minutes long, is $225. Group Pilates Reformer classes are limited to 6 participants. The drop in fee is $38 per class, or you may purchase a package of 10 classes for $270. Private yoga lessons are $90 per individual lesson or $850 for a package of 10 lessons. For a group of 4 or more participants we can offer the class rate of $30/class per person, or $200 per person for a package of 10 classes. Semi-private lessons (for two people together) are $65 per person per lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to know what has brought them to me--what their goals are and if they have any injuries I should be aware of. I like to get to know the whole person, as this helps me to better understand who I'm working with.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a certified Pilates Reformer trainer through Balanced Body, with additional coursework through Peak Pilates and Stott Pilates. I am a certified Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist through the Pink Ribbon Program. I am certified by Pilates for Neurological Conditions to work with clients who have MS, Parkinson's or who have suffered a stroke. I am a YogaFit trained yoga teacher.