Move Mindfully and Be Well in Your Body
"I came to Regina after experiencing significant hip pain from a soccer injury that I had acquired a year and a half prior. I wanted to get healthy and be stronger, but the pain never went away. It prevented me from playing and it was also interfering with how I felt overall. Regina created a post-rehab program that balanced my body and moves out, and in about 8 months, I reached my goal of being able to play again! My life is pretty busy with a young family and a thriving business, so I need a pretty efficient workout that helps me stay energized and focused. Right now, we mostly do Pilates in our sessions together, and on my own, I do other types of exercises and routines that she curates to go with my running. I’ve found that the work I do with her helps me not only stay more centered, but it also helps me find control way beyond the exercises we do together, and into my daily life."
- Kenny K.
I am a long-tenured NASM Certified Trainer & Corrective Exercise Specialist, Pilates Instructor and Yoga Tune Up practitioner. This powerful and unique combination of knowledge and expertise provides you with training programs rich with integrated challenges to help you reach immediate and long-term fitness goals.
Your sessions are customized for your specific needs; however the foundation of my practice is deeply rooted in the traditional principles found in Pilates, once called Contrology. As a Senior Pilates Teacher and Mentor, I believe that Contrology is not only an incredibly efficient, effective and power-building movement practice, it's also a lifestyle approach that Joseph Pilates embraced in which the principles of control, breath, precision, coordination, centeredness and flow (of movement) are applied to reach life's goals.
"I've been practicing with Regina for a decade. A couple of years ago I had a shoulder injury and we also did specific corrective work outside of the (Pilates) method that focused on my specific shoulder issue. In no time at all, my shoulder was 100% and I then started to notice how much more I got out of the exercise by doing it more often. My range of motion, ability to isolate muscles and overall energy has increased and I've seen a substantial change in my body. Regina is by far the best that I've worked with and I would highly recommend her to any friends that are looking to start or continue a Pilates-based fitness routine."
- Matt M.
I can help you maximize performance with improved muscle tone & strength, flexibility and mobility, and also help you rehabilitate injuries, alleviate/mitigate pain, maintain good health and manage stress. You will be challenged and will have fun with wide-ranging and interrelated movement methodologies that correct imbalances and condition the body to optimally function as a whole.
I see clients in studio* or at a location of personal choice.
"I remember examples of when you would ask me questions about how I felt about things. I am usually an excellent communicator, but I couldn't describe anything I was feeling in a meaningful way. I was so disconnected back then. It's not complicated, but it's the truth. At first I only noticed changes in my body from our workouts. Over time, I noticed improvements in my overall health and energy. I have been managing my Rheumatoid Arthritis successfully but it was an ongoing challenge to modify other forms of exercise to accommodate any physical limitations resulting from joint damage. Pilates as allowed me to benefit completely from each movement while being mindful of any slight modifications needed. This resulted in increased strength and a boost in confidence. In addition, my endurance improved by 500% (i.e. skiing for 5 hours without taking a break vs when I need to take a break on almost every run). For example, I was no longer experiencing immediate pain in my calves and quads from ineffective muscle activation between my front and back body when skiing. "
- Kim S.
Resources & Information
Certifications and Continuing Education Credits:
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Pilates Technique, inc.
Yoga Tune Up
*Covid 19 Guidelines and Protocol
Covid 19 Guidelines and Protocol for Westwood Pilates
Below are the procedures we will have in place as the studio reopens. We may add, change or rethink some of these as more information comes available regarding Covid 19 or any health risk.
We will remain offering virtual classes.
Appointments will be staggered every 10 minutes. Please, we ask you to be patient and flexible and work with your teacher. You might not be able to come in at the time or day you had before the pandemic.
All clients will be asked to sign a Covid-19 disclosure form online prior to returning to the studio.
Clients will be asked to refrain from lingering around the space.
Clients will be asked to wear a breathable mask at all times.
We will be checking clients temperature upon arrival.
Clients will be asked to wash their hands.
Hand Sanitizer will also be available.
Clients will be encouraged to use the toilet at home prior to arriving at studio. We will have use of our (sanitized and clean) bathroom but encourage limited use including changing to workout clothing.
We are using disinfectant to clean the equipment as well as soap and water to wipe it off.
Guidelines for Who Should Remain Safe at Home - Refer to CDC* for more.
If you consider yourself at high risk for severe illness or reside with such an individual, please refrain from coming to the studio until it considered safe.
If you are 65 or older, the CDC recommends staying home. However, we have clients in this age category who are very healthy. Please regard the CDC regulations, decide if you are at risk. We will be here!
Please do not come in if you are experiencing the following:
Shortness of Breath
Loss of Smell or Taste
Please stay home if you have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or may have it.
Links to CDC guidelines are here:
"Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles....The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit."
- Joseph H. Pilates