Pilates Reformer

Walnut Creek location ONLY

Pilates Reformer focuses on awareness, core strength, balance and alignment of the body to perform optimally and facilitate a deep mind-body connection. It provides support for seniors, individuals with physical limitations, injury rehab, and pre- and post-natal women – while challenging people who are looking for athletic performance enhancement.

Meet The Instructors


Embodied Awareness Practitioner Pilates / Meditation & Visualization Guide

  • Embodied Awareness
  • Conscious Manifestation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Holistic Health
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Whole Body Movement
  • Stress Transformation
My Story

I was raised by 2 artists and lived in 3 different continents - Japan, Peru, and the U.S. I started my career as a professional dancer in Tokyo that inevitably led me to Pilates through my bulging disc. Having a deep interest in consciousness later took me to study the interconnection between stress and soul through my graduate school in holistic health education. Guiding people to realize the divine self in them is my calling. The body is a reflection of the mind....more importantly the alignment of the mind with the spiritual part of us.

My Fitness Philosophy

Health is not an absence of disease but rather a process of the realization of our essence. The frontier of mind body medicine is in embodied awareness and Epigenetics. Life on earth gives us feedback (symptom) to remember who we are. Each one of us is here to illuminate the world while we polish our unique gift along the way.


Plates Instructor

  • Rehabilitation-based Pilates therapy
  • Specialized Pilates conditioning for athletes and dancers
My Story

Just as I began working in my first job as a professional ballet dancer in New York City, I was injured in a partnering move that resulted in a spinal fracture. As a last resort to overcome the pain, the doctors recommended Pilates. I attribute my 25-year dance career to the Pilates technique, which became a staple of maintaining a healthy, strong body. Retiring from dance to passing on the Pilates training to my clients was a natural transition.

My Fitness Philosophy

I have always believed that fitness is a combination of many disciplines, Pilates being an important piece of that program. We all have different needs and goals, and as a trainer, I honor the individuality and am inspired by the stories and relationships I build with my clients.


Pilates Instructor


Pilates Instructor

  • Pilates Reformer
  • Barre
  • Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching
  • Functional Nutrition
My Story

When I was young I was very sickly, and as a teenager, I couldn’t even exercise for years. I suffered from severe migraines, insomnia, and frequent illnesses and I found myself up into my 20s sleep deprived, weak, irritable, fatigued, and on medication to function. This is when I took my health into my own hands and began my studies in nutrition and fitness where I built knowledge that ultimately led to empowering choices that transformed my health, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I never in a million years imagined I would be able to be a fitness instructor and a health coach. But here I am now, feeling amazing, happily married for 19 years, grateful to be a mother to two teenage boys, and loving being able to help support and guide others on their health and wellness journey.

My Fitness Philosophy

Holistic perspective... to love the body you are in through quality self-care, where every choice from what you think, what you eat, how you move, and who you surround yourself with creates the best version of yourself. I am deeply passionate about nutrition and toxins because of the life-changing effects it’s had on my life. Intentional quality nutrition and non-toxic living have become a daily priority, and without following a rigid diet or obsessing over the number on the scale, instead, I’ve learned to deeply listen to my body and treat myself with love and compassion so I can feel my best. Being able to support others on their health journey is my passion. I love the practice of Pilates, and particularly on the Reformer is my top choice for the feedback it gives your body bringing greater awareness and support to posture, balance, and core strength at its deepest level, it provides resistance and assistance in so many ways. Whether you are stabilizing, strengthening, or stretching, it is a great form of functional training for your whole body no matter your fitness level. It offers a progressive opportunity for training and building strength as you work from the deep inner layers out. Pilates practice really helped bring greater awareness to my body in all other forms of strength training and cardio I do.


Pilates Instructor / Yoga Teacher

  • Yoga & Pilates / Mat & Reformer
  • Creative & Challenging Full Body Workout
  • Unique Sequence with Variations to Find the Edge
My Story

Loan fell in love with yoga and began her practice in 2003. In 2010 she moved to the US
with her husband Jay and her son Ryuta. After completing yoga training with Leah Gilman,
she started teaching yoga in 2010. She continued teaching as well as continued her study
of Yoga. Her studies include over 1000 hours through Yoga Works and attending many
workshops from senior teachers, such as Anne carpenter, Rodney Yee ,Shiva Rea and
Jason crandall. She completed 500-hour Pilates certification and another 500 hours
certification with Yoga Works. There is a soul and depth that Loan brings to her classes.
Loan shares yoga as a day by day, movement by movement practice of well-being. In her
classes she guides you through dynamic sequences of movement while providing subtle
alignment cues for the safe practice. She draws your awareness to the quality and
presence of your breath. In a yoga and Pilates class with Loan, students are physically
challenged while also feeling a sense of being one with nature, safe and supported with a
connection between body and mind.

My Philosophy

Healthy body and healthy mind, “Don’t let the world change you.” Healthy eating habits-chose natural and healthy items to eat and drink. Avoid processed foods and cheat with moderation. Avoid alcohol, drugs and smoking. Avoid stressful and negative people and situations that bring sadness and anger. Try to surround myself with positive and supportive people in my life. Take time for myself, meditation, yoga, exercise, self care (face, skin and hands and feet), plenty of sleep, listen to positive podcasts, control spending, and create a good financial plan and habits. I say, “No” when I need to set boundaries.


Plates Instructor

My Story

Janel is a classically trained Pilates Instructor. She has been taking Pilates for over ten years, and her personal love of Pilates led her to become an instructor. Janel is also a certified mat instructor with comprehensive training on the reformer, Cadillac, and ladder barrel apparatuses. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Economics, and a Florida native. Janel is a firm believer Pilates is life.

My Wellness Philosophy

Wellness includes taking care of your mental and physical health. This looks different for every body and is unique to the individual. Ensuring your overall lifestyle aligns with your wants and needs is key to maintaining a well balanced lifestyle.

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