FitWise Pilates offers Private, Duet, and Small Group Pilates and GYROTONIC® Services, Unique Barre Classes, Postural Assessments with Correctional Programs and Nutritional Support to help you achieve and sustain your goals while supporting your lifestyle.
NEW PILATES & GYROTONIC® CLIENTS
If you are brand-new to using Pilates and Gyrotonic machines, Pilates classes, or have an injury, we require that you take a private session before beginning the equipment classes. In this first session, we have the opportunity to access your gait, shoulder organization, spine and pelvis alignment, as well as any areas of interest (injuries, muscle imbalances and/or goals) and default postural patterns that we will want to address and help you to correct. The more that we can discover about you, the better we may serve you in a class setting as we custom-tailor each class/session to your needs.
The first session also allows you to learn the fundamentals, as well as the machines, so when you enter a class you will do so safely and make progress. It can be rather frustrating to spend the entire hour trying to understand as opposed to feeling the beneficial movements. After this session, we will help guide you into classes that will best suit you or help you progress with privates.
CONTEMPORARY PILATES – BASED ON SCIENCE, NOT FADS.
Contemporary Pilates applies scientific research with practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. Contemporary Pilates is based on the original work of Joseph Pilates and maintains the original standard of precision and quality. We teach an updated form of the method developed to include the most current knowledge about Fascia and functional movement to meet the needs of the modern day body and lifestyle. Form and awareness at FitWise is not limited to the work that we do together in the studio, but additionally meant to help you develop more balanced patterns when you are out in the world.
OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE EXPERTS – KEY FACTOR IN HOW SUCCESSFUL YOU WILL BE
Many of our instructors have come to us from formal dance, athletic or rehabilitation backgrounds. Our instructors are professionals who have devoted themselves to becoming experts in intelligent movement. They have been certified through highly respected PMA (Pilates Method Alliances) accredited certification programs. FitWise Instructors have year (decades) of experience, not just days as in some chain studios. They are active in the evolving learning process and continue to take current master level classes to deepen their teachings.
OUR CLASSES ARE SMALL AND CUSTOM TAILORED
Classes are made to order for your goals and your body. Our instructors take time, collaborate and get to know you. They will help build you up and encourage you to attain your goals. Group classes are limited in size so you’ll get individualized attention. We can modify or progress the exercises to the right level so you stay challenged but never overwhelmed.
WE ARE A COMMUNITY
We are a small, female owned and operated small business. Unlike chain studios and corporate health clubs, we have established roots in our community and strive to create a positive impact. We believe that Pilates is more than just another exercise it is a modality of wellness that creates positive and lasting changes that keep our clients coming back.
WE FEEL THAT PILATES SHOULD ENHANCE JOY
Yes, our standards are high and our elite teachers are the best in the Bay Area, but that does not translate to intimidating nor haughty. Whatever your fitness level, age, size, injury and or background, our studio is a warm, nurturing and welcoming environment where you can focus on self improvement.
PILATES IS FOR EVERYONE
Indeed, one of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, fitness buffs, women rebounding from pregnancy, professionals in need of reversing computer posture and people who are at various stages of physical rehabilitation. In just a few weeks, you will notice the following results:
- Increased Mind / Body Connection
- Improved Posture
- Relieve Back / Joint Pain
- Improve Flexibility, Agility and Balance
- Successful treatments with:
- Back/neck joint pain and Sciatica
- Shoulder impingements and tendinitis
- Hip bursitis, ankle injuries and plantar fasciatis
- Total knee and hip replacement
- Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
- Fibromyalgia and Scoliosis
- (to name just a few)
As workouts intensify and stamina increases, you will begin to see dramatic transformations:
- Weight Loss
- Flatter Tummy
- Added Height
- Slender Thighs
- Defined Arms
- Sculpted Back
- Strong Glutes
- Improved Wellness, Vitality and Circulation