called his method Contrology (the mind controls the body), and he called the movements corrective exercises. Many people live life with imbalances that can cause pain, weakness, stiffness, disease, low energy, and a multitude of other issues. Our aim at Strong Body Pilates is to balance out the body through Contrology. We do this via the exercises developed by Joe Pilates using the highest quality apparatus, built for Joe by Gratz.
Other benefits of Pilates include: improved balance, coordination, sense of self-awareness, improved confidence, and so much more!
I have been working with Nicole for 10 years and has saved my life. I had back problems for many years and tried physical therapy, walking, riding my bike and walking a dog twice a day. I was having more pain doing less physically. When I met Nicole I could barely sit up on the Reformer and had no strength. I felt an immediate response and I got better as time went on. I had back surgery in 2016 and work with Nicole 2x/week. She is the best! She understands the body, how to modify and fit to the individual, for maximum results. She is professional, focuses on each person that she teaches, and gives a complete workout. Pilates has sustained my interest, enthusiasm and is very therapeutic after all of these years, even at the ripe age of 82.
I have been a regular student at Strong Body Pilates since June 2015. My experience with Nicole and my current instructor Roderick has been fabulous. I have noticed wonderful changes, both physical and mental. Nicole was my initial instructor and motivated me to push forward with three weekly sessions with Roderick, who showed me what my body is capable of. The studio is pristine, the staff professional, and I have been injury-free the entire year. I am committed to continuing the practice of Pilates as the basis of my overall health regimen!
Nicole focuses on balancing the body to be aligned, strong, and flexible. She uses the amazing apparatus Joseph Pilates developed to give what the body in front of her needs. Nicole is a graduate of The Work, a world renowned Masters program, led by Jay Grimes at Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles. Jay, who brings more than 50 years of experience, is considered a 1st generation teacher because he was trained by Joe Pilates himself. Nicole is on staff at Vintage Pilates, where she works and still trains as a student, to further her knowledge of the method, to bring the best to her clients. Read more on Nicole's qualifications and history.
Keion Moradi Means discovered Pilates in 2004, as a long-distance runner, looking to prevent injury and improve strength and flexibility. She also practiced Pilates through two pregnancies. Keion is passionate about continuing her education, always working to sharpen her understanding of the method, the body, and movement, in order to help her clients reach their goals. She was selected to participate in the 2017 class of The Work, an intensive program of study for seasoned instructors, directed by first generation teacher Jay Grimes, of Vintage Pilates.
Read more on Keion's qualifications and history.
Heather has been practicing Pilates since 1989. She is an avid hiker, racquet baller and 5K runner and specializes in keeping athletes of all ages healthy. A Stage 2 breast cancer survivor, she is an able guide in your journey to regain control of your mind and body. She completed her Strong Body Pilates teaching certification in March, 2018. Book with Heather.
Abby started practicing classical Pilates in 2008, as a way to prepare for her wedding, and immediately fell in love with the Pilates method. She is a certified massage therapist since 2002 and lifelong health and fitness advocate. Abby is completed a classical Pilates certification under the Romana Kryzanowska-certified second-generation teacher Sheena Jongeneel. Abby is currently in the Trish Garland Teacher training program. Abby brings her knowledge of the body, plus a desire to introduce and teach Pilates to all types of bodies. Abby holds a degree in fine art from Cal State University, Fullerton and loves cooking, baking, and crafting with her two children in her spare time. Book with Abby.
Melissa first discovered her passion for all-things Pilates back in 2010. In 2014, she turned her hobby into a career through a beginner and intermediate classical mat certification with Uprise Classical Pilates & Wellness Center--a Romana studio. Melissa further enhanced her knowledge by later earning her Reformer and Cadillac certifications and since then, has continued to study with classical teachers throughout the Los Angeles area to soak up more information and teaching gems.
When she's not teaching at Strong Body Pilates, Yogaworks, or Mighty Pilates, Melissa can be found deepening her practice through private lessons, continuing education, and the Strong Body Pilates bridge program. A lover of the written word, she also holds an MFA in creative nonfiction writing, as well as several teaching credentials. Book with Melissa.
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We are located on the 2nd floor. Enter by steps close to Greywell Pharmacy.