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 hands 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.
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!
Sibyl has been a passionate about health and fitness since she was a teenager. After dabbling in a mix of workouts including yoga, boxing, dance, and spin, she found the most successful workout for her to be Pilates. After practicing Pilates for the past 10 years, she decided it was finally time to become an Instructor. She loves working with people and is excited to pass on her enthusiasm for Pilates to others.
Upon moving back to California from New York City, Dawn was a budding Massage Therapist, ACE certified Personal Trainer and Aerobics instructor where she began her career at Angel City Gym in West Hollywood. This is where she discovered Pilates and received her certification with Master Instructor Ivan Dahl, learning the Physical Mind Institutes Pilates Method. Since 1999, Dawn has worked with clients on all levels and loves reconnecting people to their bodies in ways that empower themselves to tap into their potential.
Nicole discovered Pilates while trying to treat lower back pain and quickly fell in love with the practice. She earned her certification through Balanced Body University while working full-time as a crime journalist. Nicole takes pride in helping clients discover the many benefits of Pilates, including increased strength, body awareness and flexibility. Clients say she has a down-to-earth, no-nonsense teaching style. Besides Pilates, Nicole enjoys traveling, hiking, high intensity interval training and spending time with her dog, Panda.
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!
Valerie is a french native who discovered pilates 10 years ago and fell in love with the method. It’s helped her stay long and lean after 15 years of gymnastics. She earned her Pilates certification thru the Physical Mind Institute and looks forward to helping her clients gain awareness of their bodies while increasing core strength.
Nadia is a Pilates instructor whose passion for fitness began in her early childhood from dance and inspiration from her grandmother, an aerobics instructor.
After becoming a fitness trainer, she completed her 600 hour certification at Uprise Classical Pilates in Santa Monica, CA. She enjoys teaching private lessons and classes that help clients improve strength and flexibility with an emphasis on the articulation of the spine. She teaches how to use the pilates principles of movement to help clients leave with a clearer understanding of the pilates practice maximizing their results. 1She is passionate about helping her clients leave feeling stronger, taller, more flexible and most importantly uplifted!
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.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Laurel Galanter is a Pilates instructor, professional dancer, and overall lover of different forms of movement.
She received her certification from Whole Body Method and teaches both Classical and Contemporary group classes and privates.
As someone who always had a hard time staying still, along with desire to help others, she knew she wanted a career that would keep her active while helping people change their lives, which drew her to dance and fitness. Pilates in particular, not only because of how much it can increase a person’s physical strength, but also because of how it can change someone’s quality of life outside of the studio. She loves that it’s accessible to anyone who wants to make a change, and she’s here to help.
She loves to keep classes fun, playful, and challenging, but in a way that feels achievable so client’s walk out of class with a smile and feel accomplished.
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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