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ABOUT OUR STUDIO
ABSOLUTE PILATES STUDIO LOCATED IN BROOKFIELD, WI SINCE 2004
Absolute Pilates is the most established and fully equipped studio using top-of-the-line Gratz & Pilates Designs by Basil apparatus built from the original design and mechanics of Joseph Pilate’s own equipment. Our state-of-the-art studio features 18 foot ceilings, spacious waiting area, comfy dressing rooms. Our promise is that you will be trained in the highest quality workout that is customized to meet your unique fitness needs and goals. With an emphasis on safety and correctness, our hands-on approach ensures you will get the optimal authentic pilates experience, as Joseph Pilates intended. Whatever your goals are – whether you want to get stronger, gain flexibility, run, faster, golf better, or just get around without pain – Absolute Pilates is committed to helping you move better, with ease, efficiency and power.
THE ULTIMATE WORKOUT
Pilates is a method that trains the mind and body to work together toward the goal of overall physical fitness. Each exercise is done in a particular sequence, with a minimum number of repetitions and a high degree of precision and mental focus. Pilates exercises are more effective than other types of exercise because they work several muscle groups at the same time. The movements stretch one muscle group while strengthening another, and require a great deal of abdominal control. Other forms of exercise and athletic activities develop strength in the arms and legs but largely ignore the core because these muscles are difficult to isolate and strengthen. In Pilates, all movements are initiated from the core and the result is a totally toned body.
THE HISTORY OF PILATES
Joseph Hubertus Pilates, one of the great pioneers of modern physical fitness and health, was a visionary in his approach and methodology. By combining the best of Western and Eastern philosophy, he brought together a series of controlled movements that engage both the mind and body. His exercises allow each user to experience a new awareness of muscle function and control.
I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.
Today there is an ever increasing popularity for the Pilates Method. Joseph Pilates predicted his method would continue to gain recognition beyond his lifetime, and it has, with the help of Romana Kryzanowka. Romana Kryzanowski was Joseph Pilate’s protege, and has been teaching his original philosophy of movements since 1941. She has been the “Force” behind the genius. Thanks to her, the Pilates method did not die and Absolute Pilates is proud to carry the torch of exceptional Romana’s Pilates certified teachers.
The Goal of Controlology (Pilates Method) …. “the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind and the ability to perform life’s daily activities with zest and ease.
Kristin’s fascination with human movement and athletics inspired her field of study at UW- Eau Claire. After graduating with a degree in Kinesiology, Kristin worked as a personal trainer at a local health club where she discovered the ultimate total body workout, Pilates. Kristin pursued a Romana’s Pilates Certification in 2004 from Romana Kryzanowska, heir to Joseph Pilates work. Eternally a student, Kristin attends conferences, workshops, and lessons from leveled teachers to further her knowledge and experience. She also works closely with local physical therapists, chiropractors, and doctors to provide the best care for clients looking to move forward from injury or simply in need of general body conditioning. Kristin has conducted workshops for sport specific workouts and has experience working with young athletes and dancers. Teaching the Pilates method is her life’s passion, because Kristin has seen it improve and transform lives. Each and every body walking through the door of her studio has a unique story to tell, and when that body exits, Kristin ensures it walks out into the world stronger and healthier.
“Whatever improvements you are seeking- whether you want to get stronger, gain flexibility, improve mobility, run faster, golf better, or decrease pain, the Pilates method has something to offer you. With over 14 years of experience, I am committed to bringing you the highest quality of instruction so you can experience the countless benefits the Pilates method can provide you.”
– Kristin Olson
– Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Managment
– Personal Trainer Certification through American Council of Exercise (ACE)
– Hatha Yoga Certification – Yoga Fit
– Guild Certification through Romana’s Pilates of New York (800 hour apprenticeship)
Passionate and committed to helping her clients live better in their bodies, Joy leads dynamic group classes and teaches individualized private lessons. Always enamored with movement for both its physical and mental benefits, she practiced various mind/body modalities over the years, including running, yoga, and martial arts. Upon taking her first classical Pilates class, she immediately recognized its life-changing benefits, and knew that she had found a life-long endeavor. Embracing the discipline it demanded and its focus on full-body, functional movement, Joy pursued her 950 hour Advanced Teaching Certificate under the tutelage of Debra Orlando, licensed teacher trainer for The Pilates Center, and Level III Franklin Method Educator. She continues to further her understanding of Pilates and body mechanics by studying and practicing extensively, attending workshops and exchanging knowledge with others.
– Advanced Teaching Certificate, The Pilates Center
– GYROTONIC (add R) Method, certified teacher
– GYROKENESIS (add R) currently training
– On-Going Education: Franklin Method, Pilates for Scoliosis, Pilates for Neurological Conditions
JoAnn has always been fascinated with how the body moves, and over the years has enjoyed an active lifestyle that has included cheerleading, running, weightlifting, cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, and yoga. During her 20 year corporate sales career, she tried Pilates in an effort to eliminate the pain she was experiencing from the many hours spent driving and at the computer. She soon discovered Pilates not only took her pain away, it also gave her newfound strength and energy, and an even greater appreciation for the mind-body-spirit connection. Wanting to share these benefits with others, JoAnn studied under Master Teacher Debby Orlando, and graduated from the nationally renowned 950 hour Advanced Teacher Training Program through The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. JoAnn finds deep satisfaction helping others achieve their goals, get stronger, and find balance and freedom in their movement. Her commitment to ongoing learning and growth motivates her to attend workshops each year with globally recognized teachers, and to deepen her own practice by regularly taking private lessons and classes.
All Absolute Pilates instructors have completed the most rigorous 700 + hour training program and extensive testing required to receive certification as Romana’s Pilates Instructors. Our quality of instruction continues even after certification as all teachers advance their education by regularly taking lessons, attending workshops and participating in continuing professional education seminars with master- level teachers.
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19045 W. Capitol Drive, # 101
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