We <3 Pilates
We believe feeling great in your body is life changing and the Classical Pilates method is where it starts. The method strengthens and increases flexibility with minimal repetitions of precise exercises that target the core skeletal muscles, then works outward to engage every muscle group. Pilates is practiced on several types of equipment with the overall goal of balancing and aligning the entire body. It achieves balance and symmetry by building strength in the weak spots and stretching out the tight spots. The result: standing taller, feeling stronger, and moving more freely through life. Pilates is appropriate for individuals at all levels of fitness.
Christina Pierson's passion for teaching comes from seeing bodies and lives change as a result of practicing Pilates, and students reconnecting with their bodies as they build strength and flexibility. She believes everyone should have the opportunity to feel strong and confident in their body. She specializes in tailoring training sessions to address the specific needs of each individual client. Christina works with people of all ages and fitness levels:
- Athletes: Cross-training for Cyclists, Basketball Players, Weight Lifting, Marathons/Triathlon, Dancers, Gymnasts, Equestrians, Swimmers, and more.
- Injuries: recovery support for spine and joint injures (back, neck, knee, shoulder, etc.) and reconditioning after bone breaks.
- Congenital and other conditions: Scoliosis, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina bifida, Spinal Stenosis, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and more.
- Overall improved fitness- even if you've never exercised in your life!
Christina holds a Pilates teacher certification from Power Pilates, a Hatha yoga teacher certification through Raghavan Daas and Scientific Yoga, she earned a B.A. from UCLA and an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University.
What to Expect
Expect to be challenged and to feel great. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that you can move in. Please avoid wearing clothing that’s excessively baggy. Pilates is practiced either barefoot or with socks. And, most importantly have fun!