PRIVATE SESSIONS & SPECIALTY SERVICES
In many cases, one-on-one training is the best option for an individual's specific goals. If you're rehabilitating from an injury or working to manage a health condition, if you're a professional athlete looking for sport-specific training, or if you simply prefer exercising at times that work for your lifestyle, our private sessions are the ideal option for you. You'll work with highly-trained instructors who can customize a program for your goals and needs - and fit your sessions around your schedule.
In addition to our Pilates, CoreAlign and other functional fitness training programs offered through our Private Sessions, Via Pilates also provides specialized services such as Private Sessions with a Pilates Master Instructor for therapeutic exercise, focusing on sport-specific training, training with an Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioner, practicing with a certified Franklin Method educator or a certified Pfilates pelvic floor trainer or other specialized exercise techniques.
PRIVATE SESSION WITH MASTER INSTRUCTOR
Balanced Body Master Instructors are some of the most innovative, highly educated and creative teacher trainers in the field. Balanced Body intentionally selects instructors with diverse backgrounds to provide a broad range of learning experiences whether your passion is Pilates, fitness or rehabilitation. If you're looking to amp up your exercise routine or have health or movement concerns, we recommend scheduling private sessions with our resident Master Instructor.
Jeanine Yutani is Via Pilates' resident Master Instructor and brings over 30 years of movement teaching to her experience teaching Pilates, CoreAlign, Bodhi, barre and other functional movement modalities. For more than 15 years, her Pilates teaching has focused on rehabilitative and corrective movement training, but she still finds space to bring her background as a competitive martial artist to her entertaining and engaging teaching style. Jeanine is well known for her ability to see and adjust clients' form to help them find more efficient technique, and is extremely passionate about helping clients living with chronic autoimmune or orthopedic conditions experience more pain-free lives.
At some point in their lifetime, back pain affects an estimated 80% of American adults and is one of the country's leading causes of disability. Strains, bulging discs, skeletal irregularities, joint instability, osteoporosis and other conditions can lead to back pain.
More than 100 types of joint diseases, such as arthritis, affect 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S. Osteoarthritis (OA), also called "wear and tear" arthritis, is the most common chronic condition of the joints, and affects approximately 27 million Americans. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints and other tissues, affecting about 15 million people in the US. More than 100 types of joint diseases, such as arthritis, affect 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S.
Exercise can often help various health conditions ranging from back pain to arthritis to joint injuries by maintaining flexibility, improving muscle strength and improving overall movement and body mechanics. Pilates offers tremendous benefits through its emphasis on core strength, improvement of spinal stabilization and posture, enhanced body awareness and muscle balance.
It's important to work with an instructor with specialized training when seeking the benefits of a therapeutic exercise program. Find out how our instructors at Via Pilates can help you.
Different sports require varying focuses depending on the types of movement demanded of the athletes, and all require core strength, flexibility, balance and agility. Muscle imbalances caused by sport-specific movements - such as the constant uni-directional rotational forces in golf - can cause pain and discomfort, reduce stamina and increase risk of injury, and many athletes are turning to Pilates as an essential training tool to improve athletic performance.
For golf, Pilates movements help the body twist for a drive, squat down to measure a putt, and otherwise help manage the torque put on their body. With football and soccer, Pilates can help increase flexibility and core strength, improving speed and agility, hip rotation, and range of motion. For swimming, Pilates can help improve shoulder range of motion and flexibility. Some professional teams even include Pilates or CoreAlign instructors on their training and conditioning staff, some of whom have been trained at Via Pilates.
As with any exercise regimen, a Pilates program should assess an athlete's current performance and performance goals to create a custom program to lengthen shorter or tighter muscles, decrease multiple-joint tension, improve muscular endurance, and improve range of motion. At Via Pilates we are committed to working with athletes, their trainers, coaches and team to ensure we are focusing on each individual's overall goals and needs to best support their goals and athletic career.
SCOLIO-PILATES® FOR SCOLIOSIS
You can learn to live with scoliosis!
Young or mature, braced or unbraced, fused or unfused...we know you are stronger than scoliosis, and we're here to help you prove it.
Scolio-Pilates® uses evidence-based movement techniques to help you elongate and reduce compression to find length and ease of movement. This freedom of movement, found with scoliosis-specific exercises and Scolio-Wedges designed just for your curves, can help reduce the stiffness and rotations of your spine. With this length and de-rotation, we can help you strengthen this newfound alignment so your spine can live in it’s new position by creating a neuro-muscular new normal.
There is a lot of hope for scoliosis! If you’ve been told there is nothing you can do, well, that’s one point of view. But there are more. We understand scoliosis pain and frustration. Many of us have been there ourselves. That’s why it feels so good to tell you that there is hope. You can do this. And we’ve got your back.
PILATES FOR THE PELVIC FLOOR
Pelvic floor problems occur when the pelvic floor muscles are stretched, weakened or even too tight. Pelvic floor issues may occur from an early age or may become problematic after certain life stages, and occur in both men and women due to things such as pregnancy, ongoing constipation and/or straining to empty the bowels, being overweight or obese, heavy lifting (at work or at the gym), chronic coughing or sneezing (due to asthma, smoking, allergies, COVID), prior injury to the pelvic region, and age.
Pelvic floor muscles, along with deep muscles along the spine, the transverse abdominus and the diaphragm, form the "inner unit" that is the focus for developing core stability in Pilates. This foundation, along with the gluteal muscles, is often called the "powerhouse." In 2008 Dr. Bruce Crawford of The Center for Pelvic Floor Medicine, a board-certified urogynecologist, began investigating a more effective method of pelvic floor fitness training. Clinical data from his research demonstrated that certain exercises can lead to significant improvement in bladder symptoms. Brent Anderson of Polestar Pilates has also performed extensive research noting that a hypertonic pelvic floor often stems from a lack of support on the anterior abdominal wall.
At Via Pilates pelvic floor exercise-focused appointments are available. (NOTE: These are not pelvic floor physical therapy sessions.)
THE FRANKLIN METHOD
The Franklin Method® teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.
The Franklin Method is a highly effective, evidence-based approach to movement education focusing on the body and its function. It has been practiced for some 30 years and taught at numerous illustrious institutions around the globe. Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery is at the heart of the Franklin Method – this is the use of metaphorical mental imagery to support the development of healthy physical function, strength, mobility and coordination. In other words, we combine visualization techniques with physical exercises to improve movement.
Via Pilates combines Franklin Method techniques with other mindful movement practices to help our clients move better and live happier, healthier lives. We also have Franklin Method Educators on-staff who offer specialty workshops and classes.