Pilates is a type of mind-body exercise developed in the early 20th century by German physical trainer Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Pilates is a low-impact exercise that creates optimal strength through muscle balance and fine-tuning neuromuscular patterns. Students should expect to experience total body fitness exercises that consist of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance movements that emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.
Sneakers, barre socks, socks, barefoot
Yoga mat, free weights, resistance bands, yoga blocks, pilates balls, magic circles and gliders. Various props changed weekly. All props provided in-studio.
Suggested Experience Needed:
0- 6 of experience months recommended
Annalisa (She/Her) was born in Castro Valley, CA but holds her roots in Hawaiian, Puerto Rican and Japanese culture. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old with specific passion for latin dance, hip hop and jazz with any sassy attitude in the mix! She became an official choreographer -Zumba®️ Jammer for Zumba in 2013 after starting her career in group fitness in 2012 which expanded to working, traveling and sharing her passion around the world to create an experience through music and movement as a Certified Personal Trainer, corrective exercise and performance. She also holds a degree in Advanced Health and Fitness Science studies!
In 2019, Annalisa moved to SF after modeling in the National 24 Hour Fitness Campaign and being signed with a talent agency. She has since built her business Fitness party 101, started a podcast with international reach and found her specialty in teaching pilates, barre and athletic training.
2021 marked the year she joined Rae as an instructor and has since taught Zumba and fitness formats that bring her passion to help move her mission for everyone to connect to their own inner confidence, mind, body and soul in her classes and training while preventing injuries. Listen to her podcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcast!