Pilates Reformer (All Levels)


This class is taught by:

Sarah Frahm

My movement history includes 20+years of dance training and performance, aerobics instruction and competition. The culmination has been study and certification through Turning Point Studio as a Pilates Instructor.

Pilates has produced strength and balance in my body like no other form of conditioning. With a passion for movement and a dose of creativity, it is my desire to impart that experience to others.

Areas of continued study include human anatomy and movement, Franklin Method, Body Rolling and release work and, most recently, Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis.

Dean Woerner

If you need inspiration, look no further than Dean Woerner. Dean changed his lifestyle 16 years ago and became one the most consistent triathletes in the Bay Area. He has been an All-American in the sport for more than 10 years, competing in close to 200 endurance race events, 3 full Ironman Triathlons, and over 40 Half-Ironmans. Biking is his true passion and he has participated in 9 Death Rides in the Sierra Mountains.

After a back injury, Dean discovered Pilates as a means to strengthen and balance his back muscles. Pilates helped him learn the importance of core strength and stability training and how essential it is for any athlete for the longevity of their career and for injury prevention.

 

Danica Radulovich

Danica found Pilates after a high school injury and fell in love with the results she saw inside and out from the mind-body connection. After graduating from UCLA and working in the pharmaceutical industry, she decided to pursue a fulfilling full time career helping others find similar ease and comfort in their own bodies. She completed her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training with Tom McCook at Center of Balance in Mountain View and has taken specialized continuing education workshops from Naomi Leiserson, Elizabeth Larkam, Karen Clippinger, Alan Herdman, and others. Danica is also a student of Ayurveda, a lover of Yoga and her dogs, a life-long dancer and former marathon runner. She hopes to spend a lifetime helping others enjoy life’s every move.

Alex Harris

Alex is a reformed couch potato, who discovered movement over 14 years ago and has been moving ever since. After losing a lot of weight in 2007, Alex starting practicing Pilates and he has not looked back. Five years ago, he began his journey as a Pilates Instructor and has completed his entire instructor training at the Absolute Center in Lafayette. Alex’s passion for wellness and movement, combined with his expanding knowledge, enthusiasm and energy are reflexed in his private and group sessions. Alex has a Ph.D. in Biochemical Pharmacology and he worked in the Biotech R&D world for many years before redefining himself a few years ago. Fun Fact: Alex owns two Shiba Inu dogs and a Bengal cat, but if his wife didn’t stop him, their house would more like a zoo, with lots of exotic creatures.

Julie Spiker

Julie is a certified Pilates instructor, receiving her certtificate with the prestigious Marie-Jose Blom at Long Beach Dance Conditioning Center in 1992. She was first introduced to the Pilates Method as a dance and kinesiology major at UC Irvine; in which she graduated from in 1991. Prior to attending UCI, Julie spent a year at the Royal Academy of Dancing in London, England where her love of movement and understanding the body really began. She has carried that desire of instructing the Pilates Method for the last 25 years to a vast array of people. Her clients have included professional dancers, professional athletes, and those with neurological disorders and physical handicaps. Julie’s enthusiasm for teaching comes through in every Pilates class she teaches.

Chinami Stern

Chinami discovered Pilates when she was looking for a good stretching method, while working out with heavy weights at the gym. One of her Pilates instructors showed her how to stretch and strengthen her body without using weights. She had an old shoulder injury and lower back pain, made worse by having kids. Working with Pilates method helped her to rehabilitate from those injures.
This experience motivated her to study Pilates and she was certified as an instructor in 2009 by Body Art and Science International (BASI). Prior to this, she worked as a personal trainer and also holds a certification in nutrition. Chinami is an active and busy mother of two college students. For her, the enjoyment of Pilates is working with a variety of people and sharing the joy of living with a healthy body and mind.

Jenna Slaats

Jenna is a Pilates instructor and a personal trainer. She has a BA in psychology from San Diego State University. She fell in love with Pilates after discovering how energized and pain free it made her body feel. Growing up an athlete she suffered knee injuries and felt working out was "suffering." She has been Pilates certified for 8+ years now and knows there's a balance in how we care for a bodies and Pilates allows us to do anything else we want. She teaches mat, reformer, Cadillac, chair, ladder, TRX and strength and conditioning.
This is our standard Pilates reformer class, which features the basic Pilates exercises plus their progressions, as well as intermediate exercises. This class flows at a moderate pace, and instructors may offer progressions or modifications on an individual basis, if needed. Max capacity is 8 participants.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 16 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Sarah Frahm
  • Sun Dec 16 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Sarah Frahm
  • Mon Dec 17 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Dean Woerner
  • Class Full
    Mon Dec 17 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Danica Radulovich
  • Class Full
    Mon Dec 17 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Danica Radulovich
  • Mon Dec 17 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Alex Harris
  • Tue Dec 18 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Alex Harris
  • Class Full
    Wed Dec 19 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Julie Spiker
  • Wed Dec 19 11:00 am - 11:55 am with Chinami Stern
  • Wed Dec 19 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Chinami Stern
  • Wed Dec 19 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Jenna Slaats
  • Thu Dec 20 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Jenna Slaats