Pilates is an exercise system created by Joseph Pilates during the late 1920’s. It has since evolved into a fitness and rehab program with over 500 exercises performed on equipment designed to focus on stabilizing and strengthening the core muscles, increase flexibility, and improve overall balance.
The Pilates program at Weitz Sports Chiropractic and Nutrition, offers individualized exercise programs for people desiring a higher level of fitness, as well as therapeutic Pilates programs for injuries ranging from minor to more serious conditions. With years of experience as teachers of Pilates, dance, and fitness; our instructors will introduce you to the Pilates system and determine your past and current injuries. A plan is then designed with a careful selection and modification of exercises suited for your unique needs.
Our Quality Instructors
Rafael began as an in-demand dancer and choreographer whose work was seen in film, TV, commercials, music video, and stage. His teaching career also began in these early years as a popular Jazz instructor thorough Los Angeles and a fifteen year dance faculty member at the University of Southern California. Always desiring to go deeper in his understanding of bodies and movement, Rafael became a certified Pilates instructor through his mentors Bill and Jaqui Landrum, acclaimed Pilates and Gyrotonics Masters.
His clients have ranged from celebrities, to the elite dancer, and the critically injured. He has worked with Pilates pioneer Mari Winsor and creator of the group Reformer program at Gold’s Gym Hollywood, Downtown LA, and Thousand Oaks where he also created a teachers certification program. He has also ran focus groups for a number of popular Pilates products in infomercials and on QVC. With this experience and knowledge he is able to fine tune your Pilates routine to help you strengthen what is weak, stretch what is short and tight, and overcome imbalances that have contributed to your pain and reduced function.
Mori is an accomplished professional dancer and an award winning choreographer, a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, and a California State Arts Scholar. She has been teaching dance and fitness in Los Angeles for well over 30 years. She has a background in movement working with various performing arts conservatories, schools, groups and organizations throughout Los Angeles and surrounding cities.
Her many years as a teacher easily translated to her Pilates experience. She is a certified instructor and has been teaching Pilates for years. She is known for her Mat Pilates classes through Physical Perfection Pilates in Hollywood. Her focus on technique is meticulous and she is eager to move into more injury prevention and rehabilitation based Pilates instruction here at Weitz Chiropractic. In order to serve our clients with only the best trainers, we are proud to introduce Mori as an apprentice to Rafael.
Victoria is very passionate about Pilates and helping clients to reduce pain through strengthening and awareness of proper body alignment in movement. She enjoys working with clients one on one to improve efficiency and freedom of movement. She is a great teacher and she has developed a very loyal clientele at Weitz Sports Chiropractic and Nutrition.
Victoria was trained through the Long Beach Dance Conditioning program and she also trained in ballet in London and Zurich.