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California Pilates has a cultural foundation of giving and empowerment. The aim is not only enrich the physical body through fitness but also nurture the emotional/spiritual side of its students. We are passionate about fostering diversity and allyship in the Pilates industry. Pilates is for everyone and every body type!
We have created an affordable pathway for Black individuals and allies to become Pilates instructors and break into a historically elitist industry. Students of the program receive an education that is above industry standards that ongoing provides mentorship and business coaching to help them navigate their new career. Our unique exercise environment was made to promote confidence in our clients by allowing them to achieve personal goals and healthy movement habits. We place high value on assessment, core training, strengthening and conditioning so that our clients achieve true strength, flexibility and mobility. Educating participants on the differences is a cornerstone of our approach so they can move with ease and strength.
Join us as an ally by purchasing a monthly class membership, refreshing your teaching skills or becoming a teacher. Ever purchase will help foster more Black representation in the Pilates industry!
I found Lencola shortly after my double knee replacement. The joints were inflamed and swollen but with her guidance my mobility, range of motion, strength astonished my doctor. He said that I had the best results out of all his patients. I highly recommend Lencola because she is great a customizing routines. She’s also pretty funny and keeps things entertaining.
Pilates is the only type of exercise that I have done consistently throughout many years. I have improved my posture and strength, which I believe is very important as we age. It is a tremendous form a relaxation, as well, creating space in my spine and relieving tension in my shoulders.
Lencola is able to design an individual program that meets my needs, works toward goals and is fun. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the body both musculature and skeletal. I would highly recommend her.
I have back problems and had recently had my hip replaced. Lencola took the time to review my condition, worked with me individually and then graduated me to one of her group classes. I was so impressed with the careful and thoughtful program she designed for me.
Over the 2 years that I worked with her, my posture improved, my strength and endurance increased and even my feet which are flat improved with a small arch! I love Pilates, and highly recommend Lencola as an instructor!
Lencola is a great Pilates teacher. I decided to try Pilates 2 years ago for a few classes and never quit. I noticed my body needed to build good core strength to improve my posture and have now seen remarkable changes. Thank you Lencola for all your guidance.
I did pilates for several years, a long time ago, knowing that my hyper-mobile body loved it! For no particular reason, I stopped. Around the time I was 70-71 I realized I had lost 1 1/2 inches of my height 5 and was diagnosed with osteopenia,degenerative discs and arthritis, so started having regular bone scans. A little over a year ago, I decided to try pilates again to see if it would be helpful and also as a challenge to see if I could still do it at my age. I was a little shaky when I started out, remembering the various exercises, but my body didn’t necessarily want to move that way. I’ve slowly worked my way up to the 1.5 class, having developed much better balance and control. As I approach my 75th birthday in July, I’m thrilled to report that I’ve gained a full inch of height and my bone scans are improving with no meds. And my body feels years younger. Lencola has been very encouraging and helpful. I LOVE pilates!!! – Ann
I just got back from Peru and one of the highlights of my trip was a trek up an old Incan Trail to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain, which is 10,047 ft above sea level. It is a very challenging hike because you need to hike 2,100 ft from the base of Machu Picchu, up a very steep and constant ascent. My guide couldn’t believe I hadn’t trained for the trek or worked with a personal trainer to get me in shape to make it to the top. I couldn’t never have done it without you.
We Were Able to Dive Deep
Lencola is an outstanding teacher and mentor! We were able to dive deep into how to modify every exercise.
Lencola is absolutely wonderful! She was very knowledgeable & easy to talk to. I’m sure all of us have experienced changes in our bodies since giving birth & Lencola was able to address those *sensitive* issues while still making me feel comfortable.
She explained everything in such a way that was easy for me to understand, she even had a little plastic pelvis model to make clear what she was discussing. I left the session with a lot more knowledge than I came in with & she gave me exercises I can easily perform at home.
The session was an hour long, basically a free personal training session with someone who specializes in post-natal care. I highly, HIGHLY, highly recommend signing up for a session with her if you haven’t done so yet. She literally changed the way I will be working out. So fantastic!
Thank you Lencola!
Excellent Teacher and Mentor
Lencola is kind, patient and has the ability to redesign the information so it makes practical sense.