Pilates by Elsa
Dancing was my first love. I started at the age of 6 and have never stopped dancing ever since. I performed on stage as a professional dancer for 20 years before I had a strong desire to share my passion and start teaching both adults and children. I graduated in 2006 as a professional dance teacher in France.
I started practicing Pilates when I was pregnant, even though my belly was growing I still needed to keep moving and I found pilates perfect for me. I was able to continue working on my legs and my arms and to stretch my back, which is SO important when you are pregnant!
I enjoyed this method so much that I kept doing it. Pilates was also an ideal training to get my body back in shape after giving birth and it turned out to be a great addition to my daily training as a dancer.
After a few years of practice, I decided to add this technique to my teaching skills and got certified in 2009. I taught pilates in several studios in Paris and organized workshops in Europe before I moved to San Francisco 5 years ago.
I like the way that pilates changes our bodies, with a regular practice everyone should find its “perfect body”. But let me clarify!
A perfect body doesn’t refer to a perfect plastic but to a body with a good posture with strong and long muscles.
I am talking about a healthy body that you can trust, that is ready to go and empowers you to do everything you want to do!