Best fitness workout I've ever had. Hannah and Ishbel are very knowledgeable in their fields. The class includes pilates, yoga, cardio and strength training and instruction accommodates the needs of the individual student. I'm in the best shape I've been in for almost 20 years, coming back from an injury. Highly recommend this for anyone who is recovering from an injury, wants to get in shape or truly wants to feel energized. Delightful!
awesome Pilates class with Ishbel.
I’ve been taking Pilates with Ishbel since the beginning of 2007. It’s uncharacteristic for me to have consistently exercised for such an extended period of time, but I’ve rarely missed a class unless ill or traveling. That I look forward to Tuesday and Thursday mornings is due in very large part to Ishbel’s delightful personality and high-quality instruction.
Ishbel leads our class with good humor and creates a fun (yet calming) atmosphere that is welcoming and encouraging to all, no matter what a person’s ability or experience. Her instructions and demonstrations are clear - much of Pilates happens in the mind and she has a great repertoire of helpful metaphors. She keeps the class interesting and our bodies challenged with frequent variations on the standards and introduction of new moves (seriously, in 18 months I’ve never been bored).
Although the group is occasionally large, Ishbel is always alert to what students are doing and provides individual attention where needed. When new students join the class, I’ve been especially impressed by her inquiries about injuries or limitations and ingenuity in adapting poses to special needs – even going so far as to research and return to class with options if she doesn’t have an immediate solution. (Personally, I’m grateful for the rolled-up-mat trick.)
I’ve gained strength and flexibility, but I’ve also gained a renewed appreciation of what my body can do (I like it more than I used to). I’ve noticed those changes in my daily life - better posture, fewer injuries (excellent back protection when gardening and golfing), reduced stress and so forth. And I know I have made a great investment in my long-term health. Pilates - and Ishbel - are helping me to age with grace.
- Cairene, Third Hand Works, PDX
Great Work-Out for Body and Mind. Pil-oga-robics is the workout I had been looking for! Yoga alone couldn't hold my interest, I found myself getting bored after my own cardio workouts and pilates were good but didn't quite work me as hard as I wanted in the amount of time that I had available. Pil-oga-robics snapped me out of my excercise boredom and got me into tip-top shape! I am more toned and I feel like my cardio endurance has been boosted significantly. Hannah and Ishbel are wonderful instructors, always offering helpful adjustments and really taking the time to understand any individual needs. Each class ends in shivasina, which gets my day off to a great start. All in all, the classes have improved my physical and mental health dramatically.
Great class!. I go to this class 3 times a week and love it! I normally hate working out but this class goes by so fast and is so much fun, I am on my second month with them! They have helped me heal an injury that has been ailing me for 2+ years and I am feeling great! Seriously try them! Its so fun!
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