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Ronda has transformed my body and mindset to a place of great comfort and joy. I started with FitWise a year ago, Ronda greeted my hopeless case with compassion. She never once doubted me or herself. Her deep understanding and knowledge was very reassuring. One year later, I threw away my walking canes, handicap plates, stopped taking ALL prescription drugs with her diligent guidance, shed 26 pounds and feel pain free after 13 years of chronic acute and disabling pain.

She may not say this to her clients but her gift is actually as a healer. She told me that she has seen miracles and now I know first hand that she can create them.

– Robert M.

We have been chiropractors in El Cerrito for 27+ years. We are overjoyed that we have Ronda to refer our patients to. Whether it is for rehabilitation following an injury or surgery, flexibility and core strengthening to support spinal stability, or toning and conditioning to maintain health and wellness, Ronda does it all. Ronda’s understanding of human anatomy is superior. She individualizes her classes to the specific needs of her clients taking into consideration their age and related health conditions. Ronda has strategies that help her clients set themselves up for success so they can achieve their personal health and fitness goals. Ronda is a true professional in every sense of the word. When we send a patient to Ronda we do so with complete confidence. Dr’s. Joseph and Carol Ball

Ronda Priestner is amazing. My teenage daughter has been coming here for about six months upon the recommendation of her physical therapist. She has scoliosis. Not only has the pilates provided pain relief, but due to Ronda’s deep knowledge and understanding, my daughter’s self-esteem has improved tremendously.Dorothy

I’ve been going to FitWise Pilates for weekly private sessions for a little over 3 months. This is my very first experience with Pilates and I love it! Ronda is one of those rare people with a true gift for healing.

She’s an excellent motivator and full of great tips and advice about general wellness. She has such a great energy that I look forward to my sessions all week. The sessions are so varied that it is impossible to be bored. Just a few months into my sessions, I’m really feeling the benefits. I’ve always had a terrible posture and now I feel like I’m standing taller. I feel stronger and more nimble and powerful. My body is more toned. I am so much more in-tune with my body that I notice right away when my back starts hurting… and I implement some of Ronda’s tricks to nip it in the bud.

I can’t recommend Ronda enough! She’s changed my life.Roxanne

Last spring I noticed that a friend of mine with lower back pain was looking not only comfortable but downright lean and mean…. I asked her what her secret was and she told me that she had been doing Pilates two to three times a week with a woman, Ronda Priestner….. and emphasized that she really, really knew her stuff.

I was skeptical.  I was injured, but no couch potato.  I had tried yoga, walking, swimming, P.T. and accupuncture.  All of these methods helped a bit, but I was still in a lot of pain.  I had also tried Pilates before and had not been impressed.

Pilates with Ronda was way different.   I brought my MRI (partially ruptured disc) to Ronda and she combed over it, asking incredibly insightful questions.  To start with, it was reassuring that she knew her anatomy backwards and forward.  I began by seeing her for two private lessons.  She helped me develop a home program and strategies that I could use to increase my comfort level. I then joined group classes and started to make immense gains both in comfort and overall fitness.

I have now been seeing Ronda for four months and WOW, WOW WOW she knows how to work every part of my body hard, while doing it safely. I feel hopeful.  One by one I am starting do activity after activity that I was told needed to be given up.  Fitwise Pilates has not only been good for my body, but has also helped my spirit.   I have started cycling hills again and am even hoping to get back on the flying trapeze (really).  I credit Ronda’s knowledge and precision with my ability to gain strength and muscle safely and get back to activities that I love.Gwenna B