Lorri received her comprehensive training from Peak Pilates in 2006. That same year she opened her first Pilates studio inside of her gym, BodyWatts. In 2010 she opened Bay Pilates. She specializes in helping seniors begin and maintain an exercise program for improvement of strength, posture, flexibility and balance. Trained as a Classical Pilates instructor through Peak Pilates, she utilizes the reformer, Cadillac, Pilates high and low chairs, pedi-pole and other apparatus depending upon the client's individual needs.
In 2003 She opened BodyWatts Fitness Center for Women. From 1985 to 2000 she was the owner/broker of Elliott Wilson Insurance.
She is also the co-author of BodyWatts Life Coaching manual. A 12 chapter manual to help you achieve your goals whether they be diet, exercise, business, communications. Lorri offers hourly life coaching sessions via phone or in person.
Classical Pilates with modifications is what we practice at Bay Pilates. For the reformer and mat we follow a choreographed sequence of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. New exercises are layered into the choreography as the student progresses from novice to beginner to intermediate and beyond. Contemporary Pilates typically has less formal teaching methods and teachers teach in no particular sequence. When contemporary students join our group classes they are for the most part not connected to their core and are lost as to the names and set up for the exercises we teach. That is why we recommend private lessons with a classically trained teacher before joining a group and we require it before joining our advanced group.
It depends. You should have a diagnosis of your pain issues and any contraindicated exercises and bring with you to your first lesson. Many of our clients have stiff spines and lack a strong core. We can help with that, which can relieve some of those issues.
Pilates will help tighten abdominal muscles and help to correct poor posture which is sometimes the cause of protruding abdominals. We can not control the calories that you ingest, which are typically the cause of extra pounds.