Joe & Clara Pilates Inspired Health Club in Westlake Village

Joe & Clara is a Pilates Inspired Health Club for the discerning client that prefers a more intimate group size class in a beautifully designed contemporary space. Members come in for a workout and end up making new friends. All are different in age, shape and size and all are strong, smart and beautiful. They are both male and female, professional and retired. They have a passion that drives them to live life to its fullest potential. They want to feel stronger, look taller, leaner and do the things they love with a renewed sense of ease and energy.

The Club is spread across 3800 square feet and features a Classical Pilates Studio and a Pilates Inspired Studio for small size group classes, one on one Pilates training in the 8th Avenue Studio and a Cardio Studio equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and free weights.

Located at 2282 Townsgate Road, Suite 1, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.joeandclara.com or call 805.496.2929.

Fitness Movement Studio in Westlake Village

Since opening in June 2011, Fitness Movement in Westlake Village takes pride in giving its clients the most focused attention and training they could experience while working out. Focusing on the areas of Pilates Plus, Indoor Cycling, TRX Suspension Training, TRX Rip Training, Core Barre, Beginners Sculpt/Cycling, and Beginners Pilates Plus, Fitness Movement has multiple trainers who are all specialized in what they teach and are constantly updating their expertise.

The studio and classes are kept exciting and fresh, using new techniques and up-to-date music. Each class tops out at 10 people, which gives the clients a more personalized experience in training. One on one sessions are also available.

The studio features over 3000 sq. ft. of workout space and is always kept clean and stocked with whatever a person needs to get high performance training. Fitness Movement is a place of community values where someone can meet other people who share the same interests and ideas about life and fitness. The studio is a great place for both men and women who have busy lives, hectic work schedules, children and more.

For more information, visit www.fitnessmovementwl.com or call 818.874.9006.  Fitness Movement is located at 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, #C1, Westlake Village.

Pilates Influence at Channel Islands Harbor

Pilates Influence, located at 3150 South Harbor Blvd., Oxnard (Channel Islands Harbor), offers Pilates one-on-one, in pairs, groups and boot camps.  They offer training on both the Pilates equipment and in mat Pilates.  Available by appointment only early mornings, late evenings and weekends.  For more information, visit www.pilatesinfluence.com or call any of the instructors listed in THIS LINK.

The History of Pilates from a recent Pilates Influence newsletter:

Born in Germany in 1880, Joseph Pilates created the exercise known today as Pilates to achieve a workout that engaged the mind and body connection.  He wanted to create exercises for all, regardless of age or fitness level.  He started building the foundation for his new phenomenon during World War I while working as a nurse rehabilitating disabled soldiers.  He redesigned the hospital bed using the springs from the bed and pulleys to provide resistance. Joseph brought this new form of exercise with him to the U.S., working not only in rehab but with famous dancers - George Ballentine, Martha Graham, just to name a few. Today the exercises and equipment designed by Joseph are now an integral part of training for all athletes!

Second Story Pilates in Agoura Hills

Second Story Pilates is located at 28811 Canwood Street, Agoura Hills. Second Story's mission is to provide a fun, challenging, and safe environment where people feel empowered to discover their own personal physical capabilities and achieve their fitness goals. We want our clients to discover the joy, and benefit from the confidence, that comes from learning to move correctly and easily. Offering Pilates and GYROTONIC® as alternatives to traditional exercise methods, which unnaturally isolate the muscles of the body, the modalities we offer are designed to simultaneously and uniformly develop the complete body.

Visit www.secondstorypilates.com or call 818.456.5030 for more information.