Not only can you experience the magic of an added emphasis on Pilates this week, but you¹ll also connect with the extraordinary energy and skill of one of our favorite Specialty Week guest presenters: Conni Ramsey. As a master teacher, Conni has a deep interest and commitment to Pilates. Imagine an exercise program that you look forward to, that fully engages your body-mind-spirit, and that leaves you refreshed and alert with a feeling of physical and mental well-being, she says. Pilates is that program: building lean, flexible muscles through a full body exercise (enhanced with small equipment such as Pilates circles and balls) that educates, realigns and balances your body. Connie coordinates every exercise with breathing, and by the end of each class, you will improve your posture and feel more peaceful and relaxed.
Conni will teach the Intermediate Level class all week. She currently owns her own Pilates studio in Bend, Oregon, after training with Marie Jose Blom in Los Angeles and with Cathie Murakami in Encinitas. For nine consecutive years she worked as a full-time fitness instructor at Rancho La Puerta, and was an integral part of the evolving Pilates program at the Ranch during the 1990s. Connie loves her work and her contact with all the people she has been privileged to work with over the years, and whether you¹re an old friend or new, you¹ll never forget this week of fun, intensity, learning, and new strength.