Pilates is a system of physical and mental conditioning that uses resistance rather than impact to strengthen and stretch the entire body, as well as to calm and focus the mind. Emphasis is on quality of movement rather than quantity of reps or weight lifted. Pilates is often associated with abdominal work because all of the exercises are initiated from a strong center or core and flows outward . However, the vast Pilates repertoire is full body conditioning that is appropriate and beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels. Pilates is practiced on the reformer, chair and/or tower. The springs assist the body to build strength without bulk and engages postural muscles often neglected by sports or other workouts. By working the body evenly, focusing on alignment and precision, muscles are developed uniformly, which helps to correct imbalances, improve posture and prevent injury. Consistent Pilates practice will result in longer, leaner muscles; strong, stable joints; reduced stress; increased endurance, circulation, flexibility and much more.
What to Expect
If this is your first Pilates class, it may be a bit intimidating to see all the equipment. Often times, beginning with an Introductory Private Session is the a great way to get started. Our private sessions and group classes involve using the Pilates Reformers, Jump boards and Chairs. These pieces of apparatus use springs to provide guidance and resistance throughout your workout. Once you learn the fundamentals and groundwork then we continue to build and layer in new exercises with every class. The classes tone and firm up the entire body, with special emphasis on the core. The springs can be adjusted to different resistance levels to whatever is right for you. We want you to walk away with an energized wow feeling!
Regular Pilates practice doesn't stress your body in the ways that lifting weights or other workout methods may, this is why everyone can do it. Your bones will strengthen, muscles will tone and firm, and you will look fit. But, most of all, as you work out and begin to feel better physically, we hope you will also begin to feel better mentally. You'll stand taller, move with grace and most importantly, feel amazing!
What to Wear
Wear fitted workout clothes that you feel comfortable sweating in. You'll be laying down some of the time (yes, laying down and working out!) with your hands or legs in the air so make sure your clothes move with you. We don't allow shoes on the equipment but do require socks for sanitation. We recommend purchasing a pair of our Toe Sox with grippies to avoid any slippage on the equipment. These can be purchased in the studio for $15.
Owner and instructor, Beth Trometer, is comprehensively trained through Balanced Body and Peak Pilates enabling her to create a specialized program for each body, from beginner to professional athlete. She owned, operated, successfully grew and eventually sold her previous studio, Inner you Pilates, for nearly 5 years before her family was relocated to the LA area. Rest assured you are in great heads under her leadership, care and guidance. Beth’s study of movement, anatomy and exercise science has helped her refine the technique of many of her clients while increasing physical awareness and correcting structural imbalances. You will find Beth’s private and group sessions to be uplifting and energetic with special attention to strengthening the core, improving balance, increasing coordination and decreasing stress.
Veronica grew up dancing in Southern California. She graduated with a BA in dance from Cal State Long Beach where she discovered her love for Pilates. She has her certification from Pilates Technique and enjoys teaching clients of all ages and levels. Veronica is very excited to be teaching at The Pilates Connection.
Jasmine’s passion for movement led her to study the Pilates method under a descendant of Romana Kryzanowska. Beyond her certification her practice in many different fitness modalities, curiosity, and thirst for knowledge, led her to continue her education through STOTT and Balanced Body.
Her teaching emphasizes the importance of breath, postural integrity, mobility, and strength, which leaves clients feeling strong, balanced, and uplifted. In addition to Pilates, she enjoys athletic strength and agility interval drills on the football field, (with a Pilates warm up and cool down, of course!) and the graceful and challenging arabesques and pliés of barre-inspired workouts.
Azalea is Pilates certified through Body Art and Science International (BASI) and holds a bachelors degree in Dance from Loyola Marymount University. The Mind-Body connection that Pilates offers has captivated Azalea from the beginning making Pilates an integral part of her life. She has used Pilates for her own rehabilitation of several injuries and also for her pre / post-natal health during all three pregnancies. Azalea enjoys helping clients meet their fitness goals and assists them in creating a Pilates foundation that will support them through various stages of life.
Emily discovered the magic of Pilates as a dance major in college after developing knee pain that interfered with her movement. She relied on Pilates to rebuild and strengthen these injured muscle groups throughout her career as a dancer.
Emily earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Loyola Marymount University and her Pilates certification through Body Arts and Science International (BASI), through which she has also taken additional workshops in injuries and pathologies. She is extremely passionate about helping others to create their own story about how Pilates can change their lives through increased body awareness, control, flexibility, and strength.
Brittany brings a lot of energy, enthusiasm and passion to her group classes and private lessons. She understands that many clients need to modify movements due to pre-existing conditions and injuries. Her seasoned experience with clients of various ages and backgrounds have shaped her classes to focus on form and fluidity of movement. Brittany’s upbeat personality is contagious. Prepare to leave feeling amazing and happy!
Kelly was introduced to Pilates through an injury rehabilitation program. She fell in love with its healing effects and earned her Pilates certification through STOTT Pilates in New York City. Since Kelly has also taken additional workshops in athletic conditioning, jumpboard, prenatal Pilates and the Pink Ribbon program. Kelly loves being a Pilates instructor and believes everyone can benefit from Pilates whether it’s for rehab, cross training or to get fit! She loves to help all of her clients reach their goals!
Karen’s Pilates journey began with the need to escape a stressful office job. Her Pilates practice helped her find a mind-body connection through breathing and mindful movement which reduced her stress levels and allowed her to find the joy in life again. After a few years of personal Pilates practice, she signed up for a comprehensive teacher training program through Polestar Pilates. She is currently a local residing in Playa del Rey with her husband and lovable cat Mowglie.
With most of her adult life spent at a desk job, Karen relates to the everyday stresses that most office-workers endure, and the chronic aches, pains, and overall heaviness that come with it. Karen is eager to help others find joy through movement. You’ll leave your sessions feeling invigorated and ready to take on the world!
Movement and physical activity have always been an important part of life for Feran including ballet, horseback riding and running. She first discovered Pilates through her cousin, a seasoned Pilates instructor. At the time she was working a stressful, full-time job in marketing and found Pilates provided her balance between the corporate environment and the need for movement and a healthy body. This prompted her to pursue a certification through the teacher training program at Pilates on 10th in Seattle. Her love for teaching includes working with a variety of clients, some are athletes and dancers while others include pre/post-natal, sports injuries and rehab.
Private, Semi-Private and Group Pilates Reformer sessions are the heart of The Pilates Connection. We offer sessions for beginners as well as fitness buffs who have been doing Pilates for years, and all sessions are 50 minutes long.
Introductory Private: $49
Single Session: $80
5 Pack: $375 ($75/ea)
10 Pack: $700 ($70/ea)
20 Pack: $1300
(BEST VALUE - $65/ea)
Single Session: $55
5 Pack: $250 ($50/person)
10 Pack: $450 ($45/person)
20 Pack: $800 ($40/person)
First class: only $19
4 classes for $99
5 Pack: $175 ($35/ea)
10 Pack: $300 ($30/ea)
20 Pack: $540 ($27/ea)
30 Pack: $750 ($25/ea)
Only $229 per month!
Book up to 4 classes per week. Additional classes only $12
3 month committment required
Private and semi-private reformer sessions are by appointment. Book appointments and group class online.
We accept Cash, Check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and AMEX.
All pilates packages expire 6 months from date of purchase.
Cancellations must me made at least 24 hours in advance to avoid full charge.
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