A mind-body practice suitable for all levels of fitness, Pilates is a system of targeted exercises designed to lengthen and strengthen the muscles of the body.
Flexibility and improved posture are common side effects of the practice, as well as heightened mental focus and balance.
Because the practice is extremely focused towards particular muscle groups, joints, and connective tissue, it is ideal for those recovering from injury, surgery, and trauma.
It is also an ideal form of exercise for those sitting at a desk all day, as Pilates will teach you how to utilize the proper muscle groups to relieve the body of aches and pains.
Cultivated in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, the system of exercises often uses specially designed apparatuses to hone in on specific muscle groups, especially the glutes and abdominals.
The controlled movements of Pilates have been shown to increase fitness levels and health, while creating a more streamlined and toned physical body.
Private and small group sessions are offered by Elizabeth in downtown Portland, Oregon.
1 Session- $80
5 Sessions- $375
10 Sessions- $700
1 Session- $45 per person
5 Sessions- $210 per person
10 Sessions- $390 per person
"Pilates with Elizabeth has changed my mindset and my body! I feel stronger than ever and walk more confidently. I look forward to Pilates every week and my body now craves the movement. It helps that Elizabeth is super fun to work with, extremely helpful on and off the mat, and focuses on helping me feel better!"
Riana Del Vecchio
"I really can't say enough wonderful things about Elizabeth and Rise Wellness. I've been working with her after an injury, and through Pilates, she has helped me re-learn so much about my body and helped me better understand what it means to be strong and healthy. She is a kind, thoughtful guide, and coach, knowing instantly when it is better to push or to pull back and has helped me regain so much strength and confidence. Plus, she is just a joy to be around."
"Elizabeth is an exceptional and talented instructor. Simultaneously extremely knowledgeable and a delightful and engaging personality. I heartily recommend."
"I was always fearful of trying Pilates because classes were just too intimidating and I had lost most of my strength after having surgery. And then I met Elizabeth. She is kind, easy to talk to, a great listener and one of the funniest people I know. But most of all, this girl knows her Pilates! Doesn’t matter what I walk in with... sore back, kinked neck, she knows how do get my body back to functioning while giving me a great workout. Anyone who knows me, knows I only refer those who are amazing at their job, and Elizabeth is one of those people. She will have you feeling strong while making you look like an acrobat during your workout. So book an appointment... you’ll thank me later!"
"Elizabeth has helped me to reconnect with body and re-build strength. After two kids, my own well-being was not a priority, and that came with negative impacts for my body. Elizabeth customized my wellness routine to my needs with a combination of Reiki for pain relief, restorative yoga for flexibility, and Pilates for strength-training. Best of all, her supportive encouragement and sense of humor mean that I have fun and feel better about myself after each session."
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