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Pilates Week | Cathleen Murakami


Pilates Matwork Fundamentals Level I / Progressive
S, M, T, W, Th & F, 9:00am

A great progressive class is for those who have never experienced the benefits of this core strengthening, posture aligning methodology. Clear, concise and simplified for those who are novice or need a brush up of the fundamental basics.

Pilates Matwork Intermediate Level II
S, M, T, W, Th & F, 10:00am

A moderately quicker paced Pilates mat class for those individuals who regularly practice Pilates mat at home. Many classic exercises with a twist, occasional use of props, and moving at a slightly faster pace - this Pilates class will leave you invigorated, stretched, and strengthened!



Cathleen Murakami is the department head of Pilates and GYROTONIC® at Rancho La Puerta. Additionally, she owns SynergySystems® Fitness Studio (synergypilates.com) in Encinitas, CA, an organization exclusively devoted to the art of Pilates and GYROTONIC®. Cathleen was a dance major at the University of Washington and went on to instruct aerobics, funk and strength training classes for nearly two decades, both in the US and Europe. She helped pioneer the Pilates programs at both Rancho La Puerta and The Golden Door spas. She created the original Pilates program for the Santa Barbara Athletic Club and Honolulu Club in mat as well as equipment. Cathleen is featured in numerous instructional videos, authored Pilates Morning Workout, published by Human Kinetics, and is a featured presenter on pilatesanytime.com.


Start Date: November 22, 2014
End Date: November 28, 2014


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