Healthy Changes Pilates studio offers all Pilates apparatus training including Pilates Reformer, Tower, Ladder Barrel and Exo Chair as well as Mat Pilates. Whether you prefer group Pilates classes or private one-on-one Pilates Training, we offer something for everyone. Young or old, an avid exerciser or someone who has never exercised, you will love the way Pilates makes you look and feel!
I was in a car accident in 2006 and suffered from chronic back pain. After seeing numerous doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists I decided to try Pilates in 2011. I first started with private sessions with Erika and soon after began taking two classes a week. I have greatly strengthened my core and have learned to use it to support my back. A few years ago I was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis. A vertebra was hitting a nerve sending pain down my right leg. There wasn’t anything I could physically do that would help stop the pain, so I resorted to having back surgery last year. Shortly after surgery I went to physical therapy. The physical therapist was so impressed with how quickly I was able to activate my core and gain back my overall strength. I was released from physical therapy after only four sessions. I credit Pilates for my quick recovery! It does take time but I am so happy that I have stuck with Pilates and not only do I notice a physical difference in my body, but I have also discovered a deeper awareness of what is happening inside my body as well.
I have been going to Healthy Changes Pilates for almost 3 years now and love it! The Reformer Pilates classes are up to 4 per class so you get a lot of 1:1 attention. I take most of my classes with Lisa who is awesome!!! She really knows how to make working out fun and something to look forward to. Lisa encourages and motivates you to perform to your full potential. She provides you with a lot of feedback for good form to help achieve maximum results. My core is so much stronger since I’ve started pilates and the results were much quicker than all the years of going to the gym. I highly recommend Healthy Changes Pilates!!
I’m new to Reading and was lucky to find Healthy Changes. Pilates gives me the mind body connection that other sports don’t. I feel stronger, taller and toned and at the same time really relaxed and stretched out. It’s a great way to start my mornings or end my days. From jumpboard to tower, the class variety is an added plus and I like to mix it up. I work as a primary care doctor and focus on maintaining a healthy diet and exercise in my daily practice. I like to practice what I preach and recognize the importance of the mind and body for overall well-being, stress reduction and disease prevention. I even catch myself taking the “ha” breaths during stressful work days! I like the friendly environment at Healthy Changes and the fact that classes are small groups. It’s a welcoming feeling you don’t have at regular gyms. I’ve learned a lot from listening to the cues, the teachers do a fantastic job!
Every woman needs to take pilates! I used to be a gym rat but it wasn’t until I started pilates with Erika 3 years ago that I really saw my body change. Her instructional classes teach you how to work out correctly so you will see results. Since taking her classes, I have lost 20 pounds and dropped 3 dress sizes. Erika is amazing and she is the best of the best and well worth it!
When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 18 months ago my neurologist encouraged me to continue to walk and exercise. Her advice was to “do something you love” because then I would stick with it. I had always been intrigued by Pilates and signed up for a private introduction lesson with Karen last summer. From the beginning I was hooked. While everyone benefits from the mind/body connection in Pilates, it is particularly vital for my well being. Strengthening my core enhances my flexibility, balance, and tone, and being part of a group of like-minded new friends is both fun and a source of support. Early mornings work best for me, and Lisa’s classes are both challenging and enlightening. Her teacher’s intuition knows when to adjust, encourage, and modify. Every class reinforces and builds on skills, and is always invigorating. The hour flies, and I feel strengthened and centered. While PD is chronic, and the path of the disease can take many twists and turns I am determined to live each day fully. Pilates has helped me to regain my stamina, retain my balance, retrain my brain(!) and refrain from negative thoughts. A positive experience, indeed!
Excellent class with well trained, knowledgeable instructors. Lots of individualized instruction even for a small group setting. Each class is well paced and the student gets lot of cues. Adjustments are made for individual students as needed. The studio itself is convenient and clean with state of the art equipment. The results from just two classes a week are better than any exercise program I have ever been in. I can’t recommend this Pilates studio highly enough!
Erika began her Pilates Certification training with me five years ago. Since then I have personally mentored Erika in her teaching and Pilates practice. From the start she wanted to learn as much as possible about becoming a better teacher. She continues to be passionate about inspiring her clients and her instructors. Erika is a great instructor and has become a wonderful mentor for her own instructors.
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BASI Comprehensive Apparatus Program March 13- May 3, 2015
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