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Concord, CA 94520

FOUNDATION - (BEGINNERS) - Mat & Reformer


This class is taught by:

Tonya Amos

Tonya Marie Amos, owner and operator of Aspire, was raised in San Francisco and received a B.A. in cultural anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. She began her movement career as a competitive gymnast under Russian coaches, and then danced professionally for fifteen years in New York City. She has appeared with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Donald Byrd, was a member of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Footprints Ensemble, and Amy Pivar Dances, performed in the International Tour of “West Side Story”, the National Tour of “Sesame St. Live”, and Sacramento Music Circus’ “The King and I”. She was introduced to Pilates over twenty five years ago as a young dancer, not realizing that her “Floor Barre” classes and post-injury rehabilitation were actually Pilates classes. Like thousands of other dancers initially introduced to Pilates after an injury or surgery, Tonya discovered that with Pilates training, she returned to rehearsals stronger than before her injury.Tonya received her Pilates training at Turning Point Studios in Walnut Creek, CA and is fully certified to teach mat, apparatus, and post-rehabilitation Pilates. She has over eight hundred hours of training, including her Teacher Training and Advanced Certifications in subjects such as Movement Medicine, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Pre/Post Natal and Pilates For Golf. She attends conferences several times a year to further advance her studies with special populations.Tonya has a genuine love of helping to empower people to understand how their bodies work, and gives special attention to safety and individual accomplishment. Her clients include a broad range of fitness levels and she truly enjoys the diversity of people’s experiences.

Jessica Raaum

In 2007, Jessica Raaum, a professional performer residing in Walnut Creek began working with Tonya and fell in love with Pilates. In addition to being a member of the Actors Equity Association, performing in regional theaters around the Bay Area, working in commercials, radio ads, voice-over projects, and producing her first CD of soul stirring hits called "Unity," Jessica integrates Pilates techniques with vocal and theatrical instruction. For more information about Jessica and her performance career, please see her website at www.JessicaRaaum.com.For more information about Jessica and her performance career, please see her website at www.JessicaRaaum.com.
A solid introduction to the benefits of Pilates. This course is designed to build strength, flexibility, and balance in the entire body. In just 8 weeks, you will build a solid foundation of healthy body mechanics and begin to strengthen your center/core muscles, improve whole body strength, flexibility and balance, address muscular imbalances and improve your posture. This class of just 6 students is small and individually focused, guaranteeing that you will get plenty of personal attention and individualized instruction. Beginning with Mat classes, we start by strengthening the Core, raising awareness of our body and our own postural habits and imbalances, and learning healthy spinal mechanics. We then move on to Reformer classes where we begin to build incredible stability, strength and flexibility in the feet, legs, arms, upper back and entire body. This workshop puts you on a solid path to a stronger, more functional, powerfully balanced body.
 
Twice a week for 8 weeks (15 classes)
 
 
Cost: $495
Payment Plan available
 
 
No refunds as this is a closed class. Up to 4 make-ups OK with 24-Hour cancellation notice. ALL LEVELS welcome as exercises can be modified to suit student’s strength and coordination