Providing personalized group and individual Pilates to the communities of Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Los Gatos, and the Bay Area.
The thing about Susanna as a teacher . . . is that she really teaches.
Just wanted to share that after leaving Pilates today, my back never felt better. No strain, no tightness. I don’t even feel my back, which is great! THANK YOU for today. I hope I can hold onto this feeling!
-- Clare Sheils
As a Pilates instructor I have the privilege of helping men and women of all ages and physical conditions reshape their bodies--outside and in--to enjoy the indisputable benefits of stronger backs, flatter abdominal muscles, significantly reduced neck tension, better posture, less aching of the joints, and even...improved digestion!
Properly performing Pilates requires a coordination of breathing and movement which can be tricky at the beginning; one-on-one attention will insure that you master the discipline correctly to achieve optimal results.
While I teach group classes, my specialty is private instruction in your home, workplace, or at my studio.
Lunchtime Pilates classes are increasingly part of corporate wellness programs. The modest cost is abundantly repaid by the improved health and vitality of the participants.
"Fortunate is the person who gets to be in a Pilates class with Susanna Gaertner! She is upbeat, hilarious, encouraging and totally professional.
I have to say this has been my best exercise experience in ten years."
“I've been going to Pilates classes for over 20 years and have seen the most amazing results since taking your classes. I have more range of motion and strength in my core than I even thought was possible. I would strongly encourage anyone looking to make positive changes in their bodies to try your classes! I'm 49 years old and have two grown children - my body looks and feels better than when I was in my 20's.Thank you!"
"Well, thank you very much! The new low back stretches we did last Thursday were so wonderful. My right side finally started getting stretched. And YOU are the only one to help me do that in two years.
What a fantastic lady."