Pilates at PhysioFit in Los Altos, CA
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All of our trainers have a decade of experience under their belts and are able to accommodate all abilities and fitness levels. PhysioFit does Pilates differently than other Pilates programs as we focus on your health and wellness. Our instructors customize sessions based on client needs and help students build strong movement foundations to set them up for success as they progress through their fitness journey.
What is Pilates?
The essence of Pilates is proper breathing and control over your body and its muscles, with particular emphasis - on the abdomen. The method focuses on building a strong "Central Core" by strengthening your abdominal wall and spine. There are over 500 exercises, many based on Yoga and dance. Rather than many reps, each exercise is performed only a few times but with intense concentration on form and precision.
Pilates is now widely regarded as one of the best ways to tone up weak muscles and give support to your back, neck, and shoulder joints. At PhysioFit in Los Altos, Pilates is a central focus in how we deliver effective care and achieve positive results. We incorporate Pilates-based exercises into our physical therapy sessions as well as offer a variety of ongoing fitness options to help you reach your long-term goals.
Why should you do Pilates?
Our Pilates sessions involve a set of challenging and progressive exercises to allow you to learn to move your body and your spine safely. Pilates techniques affect the entire body. Instead of isolating muscle groups, the entire body is involved, integrating the upper and lower extremities with the core musculature. Mental imaging, focus, and breathing patterns are used to reduce stress and unnecessary movement while emphasizing static or dynamic core stabilization. This includes an emphasis on coordinating abdominals, pelvic girdle, and shoulder strength. The principle of strengthening while lengthening muscles is critical in providing long-term benefits that carry over into improving your daily life.
Pilates at PhysioFit in Los Altos, CA
We offer individualized instruction as well as duos and duets where there is one instructor and two students. Small groups such as duos and single instructor sessions have many advantages over large classes at the local gym.
One person per session with an instructor who customizes your program to your specific needs. After an evaluation of your strengths and goals; You will receive hands-on instruction and be held accountable for your plan every step of the way.
No more than two people in a group. Ideal for couples, friends, or family members. Learn Pilates techniques and make fast progress toward your goals as your instructor builds a personalized plan.
Small Group Pilates
Work together toward a fitness goal using Pilates exercises. From building a stronger core to greater strength in your arms, all of you will benefit from working with one of our instructors.
Our physical therapists will guide you through Pilates-based exercises to help you reduce or eliminate pain, prevent future injury, and promote fitness. As we train you in therapeutic Pilates techniques, you will learn how to reach your rehabilitation goals by appropriately recruiting your muscles and producing efficient, safe movement.
While attending small group or private sessions in our state-of-the-art Pilates gym, you will receive personalized attention from one of our certified Pilates instructors.
Who Is Pilates For?
Pilates is for EVERYONE! Too often we hear someone say, I can’t do Pilates, it looks like it would be too hard for me, or I’m not flexible enough or I’m not thin enough or I’m not strong enough. This is the whole reason you want to do Pilates. This amazing method of exercise was developed from the rehabilitation techniques of Joseph Pilates. Pilates is a safe, sensible exercise system using a floor mat or equipment, which will help you look and feel you’re very best. No matter what your age or condition, it WILL work for you. Pilates Improves core strength, flexibility, agility, and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain and other chronic ailments.
The Pilates method has caught on worldwide. Current-day devotees include Kate Hudson, Uma Thurman, Sharon Stone, Cameron Diaz, and Sandra Bullock. What is extraordinary about Pilates is its broad appeal. Dancers do it to maintain flexibility and strength; athletes do it to gain endurance, and some do it to alleviate pain. Unlike running, weight training, or aerobics. Pilates is safe for the elderly, people with injuries, and even pregnant women. Pilates programs can be individualized to meet the specific needs of each person, with special consideration given to your age, fitness level, and health condition. Finding yourself a certified Pilates instructor can help you create a resistance-based program that will challenge your mind and body simultaneously, leaving you feeling flexible, strong, and invigorated.
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What Our Clients Say
Keya is a very professional, caring and highly skilled PT. She always helps me feel 100% better after my sessions with her. I’m so grateful to have her as my therapist. Thank you Keya. All the staff at PhysioFit are very helpful and courteous. One feels so welcome!
Well run, very experienced PTs. Great at listening to you and helping you on the road to recovery.
very easy to communicate with the front desk staff, Shalini is a good physical therapist who takes time to listen, provide good advice and promote physical wellbeing for her clients.
I have had treatment from both Allison and Janet. And they are amaizing. Great accessible location and they are always good with schedules and reschedules.
I have seen Katrina for pelvic floor physical therapy this past year, and have struggled with nocturia for 15+ years. Prior to seeing Katrina, I saw 3 different urologists who were not able to find a solution for my night time voiding. I was given so many different medications - none of them worked. The doctors just said my symptoms were due to menopause, which was very vague and didn’t make sense to me. Waking up several times a night (every 2 hours) to urinate was very disruptive to my sleep, SO very frustrating. As someone with a complex medical history, I didn't think there would be a solution, and thought I'd have to live with this. I was pretty much ready to give up, until I found Katrina! Katrina is a very holistic therapist, she is very kind, genuine, competent, listening to my story, and doesn’t treat me like a “cookbook” patient - she really takes her time and looks at your body holistically during the evaluation. She explains everything that she is doing, which is very helpful because I've been trying to find an answer to my problem for years! She provides visual images and videos to help me learn about my issue, using the pelvic floor model as well, as I'm a visual learner. She is also very accessible - if I have any questions, she will respond to my email within 24 hours. I am now able to sleep through the night without waking up. I also don't leak urine anymore, so I don't have to wear those annoying and expensive pads when I play tennis. I have more energy throughout the day to participate in activities with my friends, which is important to me. Thank you Katrina for being my therapist and friend, problem solving with me, and never giving up on me.
I have been going to physiofit after trying several other centers that did not work for me. As an older adult in my 70’s I needed to find a therapist that really understood how to take care of my many pains and aches. This is not an easy therapist to find, I was looking for someone who both understands the anatomy of an older body but also has the caring touch and sweet demeanor. Well I was so happy to find Katrina who is all of those things she is the best therapist I have ever worked with and has completely help me transform my pain into exercises and stretches that truly support me in my healing. I could not recommend her enough she is caring, knowledgeable, and patient. I feel very grateful to her support in this process of healing my body. You will be glad to work with her. Thanks -maryam
I've been coming for a few months now and I'm really impressed with the care I am receiving from Katrina. She gives me exercises that are challenging and helpful. I've already seen progress in the strength of my leg and a reduction in numbness in my foot from the disc pressure on my nerves. Overall, I appreciate the knowledgeable and dedicated therapists, the very friendly and helpful support staff, and the variety of equipment and treatments available.
Janet is very experienced and a professional therapist. She understands the subject and the patient's issues very well. Her hands have magic. I highly recommend her.
This is great physical therapy!
Physiofit has been fantastic! Keya and Katrina prepared me for knee surgery and then helped me thru 2 knee replacements. The longer appointments and combination of manipulation, exercises and Pilates really made a huge difference in my recovery time.