Punk Pilates Group Classes will resume in Fall 2021, enjoy the summer <3
Pilates is not just for rich white ladies.
a 42 y/o QPOC (queer person of color, NB arab jewish and i love a shabbat pilates session)
trauma-informed certification (14 hour training in trauma-informed teacher training)
fat posi/body posi
10 years a professional dancer
experienced in weight/strength training + HIIT
trained in Feldenkris + Franklin
pilates certified (in progress)
chronically ill (fibro + lipedema + arthritis)
injured (car accidents, punk life)
Punk Pilates is full body conditioning....without the bullshit.
In 2002, I walked out of a gym and never went back. The trainer didn't take me seriously when I
said I only wanted to get stronger and didn't want to hear any diet talk.
I quit exercising for years because of that experience.
You never have to.
Pilates is the best Physical Therapy I have ever found. It works faster and more gently than any
other modality I have experimented with. No, it won't erase all limitations, and anyhow bodies
are not problems to be fixed! But it will help you:
Increase Awareness of the Body (proprioception)
Sliding Scale Rates:
$40-75 per hour-long session
Sessions held over Zoom (need to have a camera and internet/a machine that can handle a zoom call)
All you need is a yoga mat and a body.
What to Expect:
Pre-session: We communicate over a text app what your goals are (decreased pain, increased strength, etc) and what your limits/past injuries might be.
First session: body/mind check in. every day is a new day! Go over Basic Pilates language, principles, and movement so you understand cueing. No one is born knowing what "Pilates Stance" or "blend your ribs"means!!
If this is your very first time doing Pilates, we do an intro mat session. This includes a warm-up of "landing" in your body, just doing very simple movements. Then we do up to 10 distinct actions designed to stabilize and mobilize the body. All are done on the mat, laying down or sitting up. If it's not your first time, everything stays the same, except we do more mat Level one actions (up to 20).
Then we do an integration closer (shavasana, borrowed from yoga tradition) <3
Please email me at PunkPilates@gmail.com to schedule a consult
and session :D
Pilates Gift Card
$25.00 - $100.00
A Punk Pilates session(s) gift card for someone you care about!
Venmo to @xhelena, and include your email address.
Gift card will be emailed to you within 3 business days.