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.
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.
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!
Talia was introduced to Pilates at an early age while doing Mari Winsor videos with her mom and sister in their living room. From that moment Pilates was the foundation to all of her athletic endeavors, especially as a dancer. Comprehensively certified through the classical program at Core Pilates NYC, Talia enjoys practicing, teaching and learning about Pilates, anatomy and movement. Borrowing from several modalities of exercise, such as yoga, barre and strength training, she enjoys adding creativity in her Pilates classes. Get ready to focus on control, strength, stability, and firing up those tiny muscles you never knew you had.
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.
Deanna has been around fitness her whole life. She began dancing at the age of three, and her mother owned a women’s gym while she grew up. She began teaching group exercise classes and working at her mother’s gym when she was 16 years old then went on to college to pursue a degree in Dance, while continuing to teach group exercise classes. Along with her Dance studies she also worked towards earning her ACE personal training certification. After receiving her degree, she began personal training and went on to receive her Balanced Body Pilates certifications in New York City. She believes that her studies in Dance, kinesiology, nutrition, and her experience working with clients of all ages and abilities, has helped her become a better Pilates instructor. Her knowledge in proper alignment and body mechanics has helped her teach her clients correct movement patterns and how to use their bodies in a more efficient way during their workouts and their everyday life. When she is not teaching, Deanna can be found in her kitchen creating healthy recipes or sharing workouts on her successful health and fitness blog, TheLiveFitGirls.com. She also loves stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, and going on runs with her dogs.
Nadia is a Los Angeles based 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 600hr Pilates certification and then began teaching contemporary Pilates for group classes at local studios. She enjoys mixing up her classes with upbeat movements to strengthen the entire body, postural integrity, and flexibility to leave her clients feeling even stronger and uplifted.
Jill worked for many years in the entertainment industry as a writer and producer of documentary/reality television. She traveled the world with many heavy bags on her shoulders resulting in years of back pain. Jill discovered Pilates and immediately found relief from her day-to-day pain. She practiced Pilates for 15 years before receiving her certification.
She knows firsthand how Pilates can ease physical ailments and strengthen the body. She’s very enthusiastic and is eager to share her personal experience and knowledge of Pilates with her students.
Kate fell in love with Pilates as a teenager while training to become a ballet dancer. She has found nothing else like it to build strength, gain flexibility, and create the longest, most toned body you can have. She received her Pilates certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning and has taught a variety of clients around Los Angeles. Her class will leave you feeling like you pushed your body and are making changes in a safe, body conscious way.
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.
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!
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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