Reviewer Anna L.

I was always intrigued by Pilates. When my back pain was interfering with my life, I decided I give it a try. I knew from my first hour of instruction that it would cure me. And it has. As long as I attend class regularly, I am pain free and feeling strong and tall.

I love that in every class I learn techniques and information which I apply in my daily life.

I am hooked!

Thank you, Pilates.  Thank you, Angelique!

-Anna L.

Deborah Krutiak, Certified Pilates Instructor, Z Health Instructor, Reiki Level 2

Deborah knows personally the power of Pilates to transform and heal both mind and body. Her introduction to the method began after researching ways to improve her own health and wellness. Pilates provided a comprehensive approach that included physical exercise, concentration, flexibility and breathing. Her practice, which resulted in, improved attitude, increased body confidence and flexibility led her to pursue Pilates training

Deborah is a Certified Instructor, graduating BASI Pilates® Comprehensive Teacher Training Course, in Costa Mesa, CA — recognized as the leading Pilates training program, with a reputation for innovation, dedication and academic excellence. Under the direction of Instructor, Constance Holder, Director of Education, Deborah’s studies include both in-depth academic and practical aspects on the Principles of Pilates, such as; Posture Type Assessment, Customized Exercise Development and Programming for a variety of populations and physical conditions, from beginner to advanced.

She is a trained MELT Method® Hand and Foot Instructor. MELT is a self-treatment that rehydrates connective tissue helping to relieve chronic pain from every day living. She was trained by MELT Method® creator, Sue Hitzmann in 2015.

In 2016, Deborah completed the following trainings and workshops; “Pilates for Men” through BASI Pilates, Primal Movement through Stop Chasing Pain with Dr. Perry Nickelston, Neuroscience & Exercise with Mariska Breland and Inside Bone Health with Rebekah Rotstein. She is also a Post-Rehabilitation Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist through the Pink Ribbon Program.

In 2017 Deborah became a Certified Reiki level 1 & 2 Practitioner. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

In 2018, Deborah completed the Z-Health Essentials of Elite Performance course with Dr. Eric Cobb.

In 2019, She completed the Z-Health R-Phase and I-Phase course becoming a Movement Re-education and Integration Specialist.

“My deepest intention is to help individuals of all ages and fitness levels become more
 mindful in their movement and to understand how mind and body can work together for a healthier and happier life.” — Deborah Krutiak

Reviewer Trish N.

I have enjoyed doing Pilates with Angelique for the past 5 years. In this time, Angelique has guided me from a beginner to having a real appreciation of how to move with control and stability. Angelique is a fantastic instructor and she has patiently worked with me to build mystrength and confidence.

I am happy to say that Angelique and Pilates have truly made a difference in my life. They have taught me that doing the best you can for yourself is your most important accomplishment. I always look forward to my time with Angelique and maintaining my commitment to do something for myself. At the end of my session, I feel both drained and energized, and look forward to the next date with myself and Angelique!

-Trish N.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a systematic form of exercise that unites the body and mind, emphasizing core strength, stability and conditioning, utilizing the principles of breathing, balance, concentration, focus, flow, precision and control, Exercises can be performed on a mat or with equipment, in a group or private / semi-private setting. Sessions are typically an hour.  In mat work, you are using primarily your own body weight as resistance to perform the movements. Equipment work is based on spring tension used as resistance.

What is the GYROTONIC® Method?

The GYROTONIC® Method is an equipment based workout which utilizes a variety of apparatus. The GYROTONIC® Method focuses on fluidity and breath and produces movement that is elegant and functional. The nature of the equipment allows for constant and smooth three dimensional movement. Each movement of the body has a corresponding breathing pattern that stimulates the nervous system, opens up the energy pathways and oxygenates the blood.

What is the GYROKINESIS® Method?

The GYROKINESIS® Method focuses on the same principles of the GYROTONIC® Method, but without the equipment.  Typical class format begins with participants seated on a stool performing natural movements of the spine.  The second half of the class is done on the floor. Sessions embody a dance-like flow and draws influences from dance, yoga, tai-chi, gymnastics and swimming.

How will the GYROTONIC METHOD® help to change my body?

The GYROTONIC® Method and the GYROKINESIS® Method are modalities of exercise designed to enrich the health and vitality of the spine through three dimensional movement and supported and unrestricted range of motion through the joints. The movements in the GYROTONIC® Expansion System help to produce clearer body awareness, improved symmetry, increased flexibility and an increase of space of the joints and decompression of the spine.

I have an injury or condition. Can I still do Pilates or the GYROTONIC® Method?

Pilates can often help to alleviate or lesson the symptoms of a multitude of conditions such as lower back pain, scoliosis, frozen shoulder and wrist pain . It can also be used as a transition from physical therapy for those rehabilitating from surgery or injury as the work involves little to no impact on joints and stresses proper form and body mechanics. Individuals who suffer from conditions such as low back pain, knee problems and hip pain have found relief and sometimes cessation of pain from their ailments with regular practice of the GYROTONIC® Method.

It is recommended that clients with injury or chronic conditions work with an instructor one on one prior to joining group classes so that they may learn to work safely and apply the proper modifications to exercises while in a group setting.