FIT Pilates

Hollywood stars, dancers, and athletes have used this system for decades, but the secret is to flat abs and toned thighs is available to you NOW!!!

Pilates is total body conditioning system.  Named after German-born Joseph H. Pilates, it was created 100 years ago.  This mind body balancing exercise system emphasizes body alignment and breathing- helping you both strengthen and lengthen.  

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Joe called it "Contrology"- it's all about controlled moves focused on your core- the abs, lower back, hips and butt.  He created over 500 exercises, where both the major muscles AND the supportive muscles work evenly and simultaneously.  You strengthen AND stretch, which restores muscular balance and improves posture. The mind guides the body through the series of meticulously designed movements. Pilates is built around 6 principals: control, precision, concentration, precision, breath and flow.

Both floor or "mat" & machine or "apparatus" exercises are used. The Mat-Work uses body-weight and can be performed almost anywhere, anytime. All of the resistance in the Pilates apparatus comes from springs. The primary machine is the Reformer. It is bed- like and 100s exercises can be performed it.  Other equipment, all spring-loaded, includes the Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Electric Chair, Barrel and Spine Corrector.

Jessi is one of the few Second Generation Pilates Instructors in the Nor Cal Region.

"Second Generation" is just a really fancy way of saying one learned directly under Joes' original students, known as "first-generation teachers." Jessi studied under the late, great Madame of Pilates, Romana Krysaowska after a 750 hour apprenticeship in New York City.  

Romana herself started training with Joe when she was 16 and dancing for the New York City Ballet.  Jessi is 100% certified on the mat, reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels,  many small props and is well versed on Gratz, Balanced Body, Peak, FitFormers and Mega Former equipment. She has been teaching Pilates and Yoga since 2003 and Fitness since 2001.  

Jessi has combined all of her trainings to create her signature FIT/Pilates breakthrough method for toning your body.  Experience what Fitness really can be with Flow Intent Technique™  

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The Pilates Reformer is one of the most versatile workout machines!  Mastering lunges, splits planks and stabilization exercises. The leg exercises work on strengthening and mobilizing the hips and the high pike is great to work on your upper body strength.

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Push your workout performance to the next level with a Pilates magic circle. It's perfect for toning & building core strength — it's light & not too expensive. This total body toner has withstood the test of time, as it was designed by Joseph Pilates about 100 years ago.  Perfect if you do not want to treck to the studio.

Benefits of FIT Pilates With Jessi

  • Improve strength, flexibility and balance. 

  • Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk.

  • Increase lung capacity and circulation.

  • Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core. 

  • Engage the mind and enhance body awareness.

  • Condition efficient patterns of movement making the body less prone to injury.  

  • Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy through deep stretching.

  • Restore postural alignment.  

  • Create a stronger, more flexible spine.

  • Promote recovery from strain or injury.

  • Increase joint range of motion.

  • Heighten neuromuscular coordination.  

  • Offer relief from back pain and joint stress.  

  • Correct over-training of muscle groups which can lead to stress and injury.

  • Enhance mobility, agility and stamina.  

  • Compliment any sort of sports or movement training and develop functional fitness for daily life activity.

  • Improve the way your body performs, looks, and feels

”A healthy spine moves in all directions"-Joseph H Pilates

The above video How To Tone Your Core is a great way to learn Pilates at home!  Grab a mat and join on in to experience a session with me. 

Let's get fit toned and flexible together!