"Since I am a "senior citizen" and blissfully retired, I have taken many exercise classes from many different people.
These are some of the reasons I like One on One Portland Pilates:
From an uncharacteristically sincere,
"Pilates training has been a great addition to my exercise program. The combination of resistance, strengthening and stretching exercises has done wonders for my energy level and balance, as well as helping me lose inches from my hips, abdomen and arms. Barb and Linda are great teachers and make the workout sessions productive as well as fun."
"I love Pilates. Linda and Barb are both excellent instructors who
offer a wealth of knowledge and experience. They are very skilled at
adjusting the exercises according to the needs and abilities of the
individual client. I have been attending their Pilates classes for
several years and have found the workouts to be varied, challenging,
"I would imagine I have become the most ardent ‘one on one’ Pilates fan in the universe. Linda Kohl (one of the instructors) managed to take away all my aches and pains (believe me when I say they were numerous and debilitating and demoralizing), - and replaced them with a feeling of strength, agility and a newfound sense of well-being and empowerment. Of course there are new aches but they actually feel great!
She designed a program of Pilates (most amazing, never boring, inspiring workout ever) that is totally suited to my lifestyle and body type and accumulated injuries. Working together as a team we have managed to overcome two years of inactivity with a relative lack of pain and hardship.
I am stunned at my own progress and a little annoyed with myself for not starting sooner. Fear of pain was my enemy as I had enough to deal with on a daily basis without adding to it. Little did I realize that through the strengthening of the muscles around my injuries I would after two months be at last pain-free. Totally and absolutely pain-free on a daily basis. I can’t begin to tell you how that feels and how it has impacted my life.
It also gave me something I had thought I had lost. A sense of empowerment in my own body which seemed alien to me for the longest time. It was really amazing in such a short time to get my confidence, my stance and most of my strength back.
I can only say with heartfelt gratitude that they have in essence given me my life back and I urge anyone to try it and see for yourself the numerous gifts they are so able to impart to their clients on a daily basis. I shall be their fan and client for as long as I am able, and I will never lose myself again to injury because I have find the solution and steadfast knowledgeable support from ‘One on One’ Pilates."
"Pilates helped me resurrect my amateur golf career and I am once again competitive"
“The BEST thing about One on One Portland Pilates is the personalized workouts. I have some physical limitations and Linda is able to modify some exercises to accomodate my body. I still get a terrific workout, my posture has improved and I now have stomach muscles!!”
"I moved here from the east coast about a year and a half ago where I was first introduced to Pilates. I was anxious to continue taking classes but was leery of where to go. I discovered the One on One Studio in NW Portland and I couldn't be more satisfied, not only with the level of expertise in which the Pilates class is taught but with the level of individual attention I receive each class. I have certain limitations that are unique to my body and I find that without having to say a thing the instructor is making adjustments and checking in with me on the exercises to make sure my needs are met. My confidence in their knowledge of the Pilates method is supplemented by their vigilance about form and posture always mindful of protecting the neck and spine. I cannot recommend the Pilates program enough for strengthening the core and getting into shape; and I cannot imagine taking classes anywhere but at One on One."
I had heard about Pilates and the amazing core strength that you develop through it and had wanted to try it. A friend of mine introduced me to One on One Portland Pilates and to Linda. I have been addicted ever since. Linda and Barbara are amazing instructors, they really take the time to get to know their students and really give that personal touch with adjustments and modifications that make you feel successful and safe at the exercise. I am a part time instructor at 24hour fitness, and have tried other Pilates classes. It is not the same. Even though I do attend the group classes, you don’t feel like you are lost in the crowd. I have been hooked since day one and although I have been with One on One Portland Pilates for 3 ½ years I still can feel challenged whether it is an advanced or beginning class because of the modifications Linda provides me since she knows my capabilities and limitations. When I first started with Pilates some of the exercises were difficult and I had back pain and my shoulders were tight, but with Pilates it has strengthened my core, and taught me to be simply aware of my body. I now keep my abdominals engaged and shoulders down, and it has made a difference in my posture and I now rarely have back pain. Now that I am an instructor, Pilates has helped me with my classes and my overall strength.
- Julie Luey, Assistant Chinese Art Director, Jadestone Gallery and Group Fitness instructor, 24hour Fitness
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