Joanna

Joanna began her journey with Pilates in 2011 in Warsaw,Poland. On the first day of practice, her teacher started class by quoting Joseph Pilates “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body”. As a “skeptical” beginner, Joanna was amazed that everything that was said about Pilates became true. As a result, she has become a committed practitioner of Pilates, and in convincing others that thanks to this method, not only the body movement and strength can improve, but you will also gain greater balance and energy. You simply start feeling better!. Joanna is Comprehensively Certified by Balanced Body and teaches Mat, Reformer, Tower and Chair. In addition to practicing Pilates, Joanna also enjoys running, biking,cooking, reading, and traveling with her husband and spending time with her family.


Joanna instructs the following:
  • [LS] Pilates Mat Challenge
  • [LS] Held at the Laurel Studio in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center.  Pilates is a system of movement that focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Every exercise is performed with attention to breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and reduces stress. The mat repertoire will challenge you usign body weight and small props. With small class sizes, this mixed level class will offer variations and modifications to suit all levels.

  • [LS] Mixed Pilates Equipment 1 & 2
  • [LS] Held at the Laurel Studio in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center.  This class incorporates all things Pilates, often including the reformer, tower, arc barrel, magic circle, and some mat work. Previous Pilates equipment experience suggested.

  • [LS] Reformer 1 & 2
  • [LS] Held at the Laurel Studio in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center. The Reformer utilizes spring resistance to create challenge at times and to provide assistance at other times. This class focuses on building strength and control while focusing on the Pilates principles. For those who have attended a minimum of 1-3 Intro Equipment classes.

  • [COL] Reformer 1 & 2
  • [COL] Held at the Columbia Studio.  The Reformer utilizes spring resistance to create challenge at times and to provide assistance at other times. This class focuses on building strength and control while focusing on the Pilates principles. For those who have attended a minimum of 1-3 Intro Equipment classes.

  • [COL] Tower
  • [COL] This class is held at the Columbia Studio.  Apparatus springs will assist or challenge your workout. Total body resistance workout using Pilates principles. Focus on control of movement. Increase your flexibility, strength, and balance. Suitable for all levels with previous Pilates experience and those who have taken a minimum of 1-3 intro to equipment classes.

  • [COL] Reformer 2 & 3
  • [COL] Held at the Columbia Studio.  For those with a comfortable understanding of the basics. Learn more challenging exercises including some standing and kneeling exercises. Begin to integrate the tower springs to add challenge. Must have instructor recommendation to participate in this level.

  • [COL] Pilates Mat Challenge
  • [COL] Held at the Columbia Studio.  Pilates is a system of movement that focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Every exercise is performed with attention to breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and reduces stress. The mat repertoire will challenge you using body weight and small props. With small class sizes, this mixed level class will offer variations and modifications to suit all levels.

  • [COL] Mixed Pilates Equipment 1 & 2
  • [COL] Held at the Columbia Studio.  This class incorporates all things Pilates, often including the reformer, tower, arc barrel, magic circle, and some mat work. Previous Pilates equipment experience suggested.

  • [LS] Mixed Pilates Equipment 2 & 3
  • [LS] Held at the Laurel Studio in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center. This intermediate to advanced class incorporates all things Pilates, often including the reformer, tower, arc barrel, magic circle, and some mat work. Previous Pilates equipment experience required.