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I'm Christl Marcontell, the owner of Kinesia Pilates.
I started Pilates to regain core-strength for aerial dance after pregnancy. That was over 20-years ago! I still find it is effective and interesting.
Not sure what you need or where to start? The best place to start is from an introduction.
Get in touch to schedule a 15min call with me. We can discuss your current health regimen, lifestyle, budget and goals to form the best plan for you to form a regular self-care bodywork practice.
Kinesia Pilates mission is to teach everybody who has a desire to learn --- from beginner to professional -- life-long functional movement skills for self-care and for caring for others.
To us, Pilates is more than a workout. It is bodywork that creates immediate and lasting changes.
Our teachers have a variety of different movement backgrounds. We are all posture focused, we help you balance your movement patterns and improve your mind/body connections. Pilates fitness is centering, energizing and fun.
Breath, concentration, centering, control, precision and rhythmic flow.
Joe Pilates was a person. Kinesia Pilates is dedicated to respecting, preserving and teaching the exercises and philosophy of the Joe Pilates “Contrology” method.
Our teachers are trained and certified in a direct lineage from Joe Pilates to Romana Kryzanowska.
"Contrology is the complete
coordination of mind, body, and
Embrace a comprehensive exercise system that is tailored just for you
At Kinesia Pilates, our instruction is highly personalized and delivered via individually tailored one-on-one sessions or very small groups.
You are in safe hands with our experienced, certified teachers. For every person, we teach you how to modify exercises to meet your needs.
Our teachers will guide you past your comfort zone without causing you distress or injury.
Having fun is also important! Enjoy the challenges of the workout and leave feeling refreshed and energized.
Reduce chronic back pain or neck pain, lengthen and strengthen your core, oxyginate your blood-stream, improve the health of your spine and joints, and have fun while making great discoveries about your body!
Gain a wellness tool you can use every day, wherever you may be.
Whether your goal is to level-up your game, improve your functional strength, or reduce chronic pain, at Kinesia Pilates we teach you the goals of the exercises and how to modify them to support your body’s needs.
Learn how to use the reformer and other specialized equipment correctly so you get the best results.
We also teach the mat as part of the system so you can do the work successfully wherever you are. We will teach you exercises for home-practice. We offer virtual mat classes. Members can use our video library of archived classes.
Improve whole-body health in a fun and inclusive community.
We work to create a welcoming, supportive environment where you can dramatically improve flexibility, strength, coordination and balance.
You do not have to be in good shape to get started. We will start wherever you are and work at the pace the feels right for you.
If you are athletic we can find exercises that round-out your sport and improve your competitive edge.
Whether working one-on-one or in small groups, enjoy a warm community of practitioners who support each other without judgment.
Protecting the work of
After Joseph's death in 1967, his wife Clara Pilates continued the studio they founded in New York City for a few more years. In 1970, Romana became the director of what was by that time called "The Pilates Studio." Romana dedicated her life to preserving the work as closely as possible to what she learned teaching by his side.
Joseph H. Pilates was born in Germany in 1883 and immigrated to the United States in the 1920s. He dedicated his entire life to creating a system of exercise to help people attain excellent physical health and manage the stress of modern living.
She traveled for 60-years educating the next generation of Pilates teachers and forming an elite group of new teacher trainers to carry Pilates masterwork into the future.