Pilates


This class is taught by:

Vanessa Renn

Vanessa was born in New Zealand, and has been living in Virginia Beach for just over a year. She previously lived in Guam where She developed a love for yoga.

Classes at Bamboo:

Foundations class on Monday morning at 9:00.

Teaching Style:

Alignment-based as the students safety is my number one concern. I also try to offer as many modifications and/or challenges where I can to suit the students different needs. It is important to me as a yoga teacher to create an environment where everyone feels content with where they are physically & emotionally.

Education and Certifications:

Completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Studio Bamboo in February, 2015. Also completed 15 hours of Continued Education at the 300 hour level in Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training in January, 2015.

Favorite Asana:

Savasana (of course!!) I love this time to just be at peace and enjoy the benefits of my yoga practice.

Anita Kretschmer

Anita began her Pilates practice in Laguna Beach CA after healing from a back injury with using Pilates and she fell in love. When not teaching she can be found on the beach building sandcastles with her kiddos or playing in the water.  She loves traveling with my family and creating new memories.
 
Experience & Certifications:
Balanced Body/Stott Pilates Totalbarre certified. Anita has over ten years of experience in
physical therapy and sports rehabilitation. She also maintains a fellowship at IFHI. She has created programs for both tennis
and golf programs with an emphasis on increasing range of motion in both hips and shoulders. she has also studied somato respiratory integration .
 
Classes at Bamboo:
Pilates Tuesday/ Thursday 4:30pm
 
Teaching Style:
Her inspiration comes from a deep passion of breath and movement . Which is crucial in overcoming injuries. Her goal as an instructor is to guide, encourage, and empower.
 
Favorite Asana:
If I had to choose a favorite I would say Leg circles and coordination. However, I always love to add a child's pose into practice to the end of class.
Mat Pilates is designed to improve strength and flexibility through a series of floor exercises using only body weight. It focuses on strengthening the muscles of the hips, back, abdominals and glutes, or what is known as the powerhouse. Mat Pilates will tone and tighten your entire core, as well as your legs and arms, giving you a long lean look. Variations and modifications are given so that all levels are challenged.

Please Note: Due to the high volume of students, pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot in class. In order to best serve all students, if you are not present 5 minutes prior to class start time your pre-registered spot will be forfeited. Need help pre-registering for class? Feel free to contact the front desk.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Mar 31 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Vanessa Renn
    at Virginia Beach
  • Mon Apr 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Anita Kretschmer
    at Virginia Beach
  • Wed Apr 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Anita Kretschmer
    at Virginia Beach
  • Fri Apr 07 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Vanessa Renn
    at Virginia Beach
  • Mon Apr 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Anita Kretschmer
    at Virginia Beach
  • Wed Apr 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Anita Kretschmer
    at Virginia Beach
  • Fri Apr 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Vanessa Renn
    at Virginia Beach
  • Mon Apr 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Anita Kretschmer
    at Virginia Beach