Kelly PriorOffice Manager & Granter of Wishes
Kelly was born and raised in the Bay Area, graduating from Foothill College with her AA in Psychology. After leaving school early, she decided it wasn't the field she wanted to pursue, and made it a mission to find jobs where she could enjoy the workday. Ultimately it was her positions working in the gym industry that were the most satisfying. Kelly really wanted to be part of a place where people come to feel better, and make a better version of themselves. She brings many years experience in customer service to our busy office and enjoys interacting with all of our Patients and Clients.
Jenni CastaldoCorrective Exercise
Jenni has been a personal trainer since 2009. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology (emphasis on exercise and movement) from San Francisco State University. Jenni has several certifications; Exercise specialist from American River College, ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal training, FMS (Functional Movement systems) and TRX. She has worked with people of all ages (16-90 years of age), people with varying injuries and disabilities, and people struggling with weight issues.
Jenni's specialties deal with injury prevention and rehabilitation, Senior health and wellness, weight loss and weight management, and overall strength and fitness. Her personal and professional experience with injuries and weight loss help her relate to clients. Her program includes focusing on proper form, body alignment, posture, strength training, flexibility, weight loss and weight management. She strives to help her clients achieve their goals through motivation, inspiration, education and accountability.
Stephanie HappeCorrective Exercise & Foundation Training
Stephanie Happe comes from a background in Dietetics but quickly found her passion working with special population exercise programs in 2011. Beginning with Stanford's Living Strong, Living Well, a program designed for those recovering from cancer treatment, she discovered that working with this group was challenging yet immensely rewarding.
She began to focus on adaptive exercises for those with movement dysfunction due to chronic diseases. This path quickly lead to her involvement with many other special populations including those with arthritis, diabetes, dementia, auto-immune diseases, balance difficulties, and weight concerns.
She believes proper posture, good balance, and a strong core are the building blocks of any effective fitness routine. Her goal is to create fun and effective programs to correct imbalances, help relieve chronic pain, and get you back to what you love to do!
Heide WentworthPilates & Corrective Exercise
Heide's enthusiastic approach towards optimal fitness emphasizes proper form and function. Each workout creates a mind-body connection through pilates, yoga, core strength and stability. She believes that a well rounded and straight forward approach towards health and fitness is essential for a balanced lifestyle.Heide received credentials from the Health and Fitness Institute Cal State Hayward, Yogafit International and Physical Mind Institute. Heide's backround includes bodybuilding competitions, race events, yoga retreats and pilates seminars.Her goal is to motivate each client to achieve his or her personal health goal through physical and mental balance.
Kathy Thomson is a Pilates and CoreAlign instructor. She began her career in San Francisco as a scholarship student with the San Francisco Ballet. She moved to New York in 1979 to attend the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Kathy was a member of the Martha Graham Ensemble and was a charter member of the certification program to teach the Graham Technique.
In 1980, Kathy began studying the Pilates Method with Carol Trier — one of Joseph Pilates's original teachers — in New York City. Kathy also studied with Deborah Lessen, who co-founded the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). In the mid-1980s, Kathy became the Director of Dance at the Masters School, a private high school in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She received her Pilates certification from master teacher Carol Appel in San Francisco and became a member of the PMA. In 1997, Kathy founded the Reach Pilates studio at Reach Fitness in Palo Alto. In addition to teaching private and group sessions, she coordinated two teacher trainee programs for Reach Pilates.
Kathy is passionate about working with her clients's individual needs to help develop functional awareness through the practice of Pilates.
Sheryl is a certified comprehensive Balanced Body Pilates instructor. She also holds a certification in TRX training. After living in Italy and teaching English for over 12 years, she has returned to California, settling in the South Bay Area with her family. She began taking Pilates several years ago and loves what it has done for her health and well-being. It has helped her create a more balanced body, a focused mind, and helped her heal a knee injury from running. She enjoys promoting Pilates as a way of integrating core strength, as well as improving posture alignment, flexibility, and greater body awareness. Motivating and encouraging people to find joy in movement is her greatest pleasure.
Leifann Brownstein, MA, PMA®-CPTPilates
Leifann discovered her passion for Pilates while struggling with debilitating back problems. Through her Pilates training she gained amazing strength and alignment, which synergistically created many benefits far beyond solely alleviating pain. Wanting to share these benefits with others, she completed her mat and equipment teacher training from Pilates Unlimited (2006) and Pilates Core Integration (Eve Gentry lineage). She is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and ACE group fitness. Leifann has completed training in the Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement, and she is certified to teach both Transformational Movement Lessons (TML) and Functional Synthesis (FS). Leifann has also completed the Balanced Body Instructor training in both CoreAlign and Bodhi and is certified by the National Posture Institute (NPI) as a Posture Specialist. She has served as adjunct faculty at ASU, teaching yoga and Pilates. Leifann enjoys helping others discover the restorative properties of healthy movement while assisting them in their fitness goals.
Adam SewellYoga & Mobility
Adam played soccer, tennis, rugby, field hockey and participated in swimming, track and field, and horseback riding. He also engaged in the martial arts, which he started at a very young age. Throughout his travels around the world, he continued emerging himself in martial arts, earning black belts in various styles. He had the pleasure of training with Billy Blanks in Tae Bo and Karate. He expanded his martial arts style fitness programs to include Tai Chi and Yoga. Adam’s original training in Yoga was Iyengar-based. He has also practiced Yoga with John McAfee, the controversial yoga guru and creator of McAfee software, at his Relational Yoga Mandiram in Colorado. He now holds a Chinese teaching certificate in Tai Chi and a 500-hour yoga teacher certification.
Adam has been involved professionally in the wellness industry since 1990. He owned a wellness center in Colorado and he has written several fitness manuals. He has trained various special populations including children, para-Olympic athletes and seniors.
To stay fit, engaged and grounded, Adam enjoys horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, motorcycle riding, and world traveling.
Jimmy Ramil Jr., C.M.T.Massage
Born in San Francisco but raised in Seattle, I am certified massage therapist 5+ years. Former massage therapist at high end boutique spas, Burke Williams SF and Wine & Roses in Lodi. Over 25 years of experience in client services and soon to be a graduate of Life West Chiropractic College with a doctorate in chiropractic. I have a culmination of experience that adds to my repertoire. I was raised in a medical family. My passion is to provide genuine and exceptional care to all my clients and soon to be patients. “Small steps toward health and wellness will add years to your life and more time to enjoy every moment.”
Specialties: Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Sports, Shiatsu, Lymphatic
60 minutes - $120
75 minutes - $150
90 minutes - $185
Daniel VilledaOrthopedic Massage
Orthopedic and Therapeutic Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. This massage technique is highly focused on a to-the-point approach. The focus is to identify the knots and to apply trigger point massage This type deep tissue massage is used to increase range of motion, decrease and manage pain and restore normal body movement and function. Education and certifications were received from the San Francisco School of Massage, World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts, and the California Massage Therapy Council.
Duration: 60 minutes
Rate: $150 per session