Sit Better workshop at our Pilates & Feldenkrais studio in San Mateo!

We are excited to host our specialty workshop at our Pilates & Feldenkrais studio in San Mateo on Saturday, May 30th, 2015. This 2-hour small group session will be dedicated to learning better sitting habits and exercises that are great for everyone, especially ‘chronic sitters‘.

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Learn how to sit healthier:

  • Improve the quality of sitting
  • Reduce annoying and often debilitating pain and injuries aggravated by sitting.
  • Try a few awesome easy tricks that can help make a difference right away!
  • Hear Mark’s story about how he got rid of severe chronic headaches that haunted him since he was 10-years old! :-)
  • Discover how new sitting habits may help your life and career.

 

Event details (May 30, 2015, 2pm – 4pm):

  • PRICE: $50 per person. Spaces are limited!
  • Please RSVP by calling (650) 703-2010 or email info@movebetternow.com and indicate how many people will be in your party.


Pilates for couples – 50% off (Promotion ends on Valentine’s Day)

What may be more exciting than spending time side-by-side with your loved one doing something that is good for both of you? How about 1 hour of gentle, safe and fun exercises with a personal instructor at our quiet and cozy studio in San Mateo? Olga and I have an idea for you!

 

How to get Free duet sessions:

Pilates exercises are great for posture and muscle tone

Pilates exercises are great for posture and muscle tone

  • Sign up for Pilates duet sessions for the price of one ($60, regular rate is $120). Get your partner a gift and exercise together at the same time! What a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
  • HINT: we do not check marriage certificates or ask for any proof that you are a couple. As long as you are together to enjoy your session we consider you a couple on our books :-) . You can also buy as many Gift Certificates as you like within this promotion period!
  • If you are a new client, tell us about your chronic pain or wellness/fitness needs and see what we can do to help!
  • To qualify for this promotion, at least one of participants in a duet session must be a new or returning client.
  • This promotion ends on Valentine’s Day.

Please request a Pilates for Couples Gift Certificate by filling out the form below or calling (650) 703-2010.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Open House at our Pilates & Feldenkrais studio in San Mateo!

We are excited to start this New Year by hosting our long-awaited Open House at our Pilates & Feldenkrais studio on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Since we never hosted Grand Opening when we moved to our new location in San Mateo, we hope to catch up now by reintroducing ourselves!

 

Event details (January 11, 2015, 11am – 2pm):

Pilates exercises are great for posture and muscle tone

Pilates exercises are great for posture and muscle tone

  • Visit our studio to get free raffle tickets and win private Pilates sessions or Feldenkrais/ABM lessons(hands-on or classes)
  • RSVP to receive a free demo/consultation (new clients only, spaces are limited)
  • Enjoy light healthy refreshments
  • Tell us about your chronic pain or wellness/fitness needs and see what we can do to help!
  • Get back in touch with us (Olga and Mark), we would be very happy to see familiar faces :-)

Please read for more information or simply register below.



Current Clients are welcome too!

All our existing clients are welcome to attend. We will give away an extra raffle ticket for every person you bring (in addition to the one you get for yourself and the one we give to your guest)!

This increases your chances to win free lessons! We appreciate your support!

To register for a demo/consultation, please use the form below.

After back surgery

After back surgery

Working with Olga seemed like a very good physical therapy. I had such good results that I brought my 85-year-old mother after she had two back surgeries. She, like me, now thinks of back pain as an unusual occurrence!

– Margaret L.

Debilitating lower back pain

I began seeing Olga in August 2010 after years of lower back pain (degenerated disc disease)… Within a few months I was able to again lift my own luggage (had not been able to do so for several years w/o having pain later). I continue to see Olga today and am a believer in what ABM can do for people who suffer from debilitating lower back pain.

– Tina S.

Olga brought running into my life

During my first year of high school, I injured my hip while running a cross country course. The pain…was excruciating, and I …(re-injured) my hip multiple times following my first injury. I went through a series of physical therapy sessions, but I continued to have pain following workouts. Even walking long distances became difficult since my right leg was now significantly longer than my left. I had two sessions with Olga, …using the Anat Baniel method. The slow movements and gentle process was such a nice change from physical therapy exercises. I was shocked to … see (my legs) were the same length again… My first long run after (the lesson) went great, and I have yet to have had any problems during workouts since. It is such a relief to be able to run again without having to worry about experiencing pain after. Although I had never heard about the Anat Baniel Method, I can’t imagine how different my life would be without it. Olga brought running back into my life … and I couldn’t be happier.

– Kimberly H.

Dealing with chronic shoulder pain

Dealing with chronic shoulder pain

I’m grateful for Mark’s instruction which allowed me to continue exercising while I was dealing with chronic shoulder pain. I now rarely feel any of the old aches. I would recommend Mark as an instructor for anyone dealing with injuries or other constraints.

– Alison S.

How to Sign Up & Our New Class Schedule*

To sign up for a class* or request a private appointment (recommended for all new clients), please fill out our form below, or email or call us at (650) 703-2010. This will help us assess the best approach for you and find the best match with your partners.

Spaces are limited! We can open additional classes on demand. Private sessions are not shown in this schedule. Reserve private sessions here.

 

Mondays 

9:30am-pending   – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

10:30am-pending – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

11:30am-pending – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

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Tuesdays 

9:30am   – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min, full)

12pm-pending     – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

1pm       – Reformer/ABM Class (Gentle***, 60 min, full)

5:30pm   – ABM Movement Class (Beginner, 45 min, 2 spots left)

6:30pm   – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min, full)

7:30pm – Reformer Class (Beginner, 60 min, full)

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Wednesdays

9am-pending        – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

10am-pending       – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

11am   – ABM Movement Class (Beginner, 45 min, 2 spots left)

4:30pm-pending   – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

5:30pm   – ABM Movement Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 45 min, 2 spots left)

6:30pm   – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min, full)

7:30pm – Reformer Class (Beginner, 60 min, 1 spot left)

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Thursdays 

11am-pending      – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

12pm-pending      – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

6:30pm   – Reformer Class (Beginner, 60 min, 1 spot)

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Fridays 

9:30am   – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min, full)

10:30am-pending – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min)

 12pm-pending     – ABM Movement Class (Beginner, 45 min)

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Saturdays

9am        – Circuit** Pilates/ABM Class (60 min, 2 spots left)

11:30pm – Reformer Class (Beginner/Intermediate, 60 min, full)

2pm – Reformer Class (Beginner, 60 min, 1 spot left, by-weekly class)

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*Note: Advance registration and instructor’s approval required for all classes.

**Circuit Pilates/ABM Class – 45min independent self-paced Pilates workout on various Pilates equipment (Reformer, Trapeze Table, Spine Corrector, Chair) under instructor’s supervision, followed by 15min ABM Movement lesson.  Prior training and instructor’s approval required.

***Gentle Reformer/ABM Class – Beginner Reformer exercises modified to work for clients’ needs, some Pilates Mat/ABM fusion exercises. Geared toward clients with chronic pain and injuries. Slower paced class.

Pending Class: Currently inactive. At least 2 participants are required to start the class.

Free ABM Clinic for Children with Special Needs in Burlingame

Free ABM Clinic for Children with Special Needs in Burlingame

Free ABM Clinic for Children's in Burlingame

ABM (Anat Baniel Method) Free Children’s Clinic in Burlingame, taught by Olga Lubarsky, Rosalie Lamb and Robin Zander

 

I am excited to announce that I’m hosting a Free ABM (Anat Baniel Method) Clinic for Children with special needs in Burlingame, CA on December 14th, 2013. I will be working with my colleagues Rosalie Lamb and Robin Zander.

This is a great opportunity for the families to learn more about this powerful method and to allow the children to experience the work first-hand.

Children with a wide range of conditions have greatly benefited from receiving the ABM lessons. Some of them include but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Genetic disorders
  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Torticollis

About the Anat Baniel Method for Children with special needs

Parents have reported the following changes in their children after receiving a series of ABM lessons:

  • Better sleep
  • Greater comfort
  • Improved awareness of the child’s body and the surroundings
  • Improved speech
  • Better coordination and balance
  • Better ability to learn new skills like rolling over, coming up to sitting, crawling, standing, walking, running, climbing etc.

Please read more information on how ABM for Children can help your child.

Register for our Free ABM Clinic in Burlingame (December 14th, 2013)

Event details:  

  • Address: 818 Mahler Rd, Burlingame CA 94010
  • Date: Dec.14th, 2013
  • Cost: free (limited availability)
  • Time slots available – 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm
  • Free parking along the street
  • Wheelchair accessible

To register, please use the form below.

Children with Special Needs

Children with Special Needs

In April we had the good fortune of meeting a traveling ABM practitioner, Olga Lubarsky. She worked on our daughter who is 12 years old and has cerebral palsy. She is non-ambulatory, has spastic quadriparesis, and dystonia. We started ABM lessons for our daughter last summer and were happy to get the chance to get her more ABM lessons. Olga approached Jewel with such gentleness, integrity, and sweetness which made Jewel trust her right away. She allowed Olga to work on her, and her body slowly transformed, getting softer and opening up, as if moving forward. Going from tightness to openness, from congestion to open airways. When I carried Jewel to the car she was able to melt to my body and it appeared like she was carrying some of her own weight instead of spastic and stiffness. Jewel was struggling with congestion during this time and the lessons helped work out most of the phlegm, and opened up her lungs for more efficient breathing, changing the quality of her life. We had one solid night of complete settled deep sleep: this is very rare for us. Her nervous system seemed to unwind and settle down. She moved through some emotion during one period but this did not hinder her from wanting more lessons. It is as if with each group of ABM lessons, Jewel’s speech improves. She is exhibiting more neck movement and more midline control. I will continue to look forward to Jewel gaining more connection with her body and health, as we continue to seek out ABM lessons for her. It was very special to watch the lessons, how genuinely gentle, slow and respectful Olga was with my daughter. Olga has such heartfelt integrity and her caring match her skilled hands, teaching my daughter. She always asked Jewel’s permission, included her in conversation and seemed to know where Jewel needed most help. Jewel said that Olga had the “magic”, for this is how she describes the ABM lessons and what it feels like on her body.

-Ivana