Missoni Lanza has been a practitioner of the Pilates Method since the young age of sixteen. After reading an article in a magazine about the overall improvements Pilates can have on your physical health, Missoni sought out a Pilates studio to try it out for herself. She was instantly hooked and fascinated by the entire Pilates Method and became an avid practitioner. Missoni fully credits Pilates for inspiring a healthier lifestyle, relieving knee and back pain as a result of a head on collision, improving her dynamics and range as a vocalist and living with Scoliosis. “Pilates changed my life, it allowed me to gain a new appreciation and understanding of my body.” Inspired by the powerful impact Pilates made on Missoni’s life, she decided to become a certified instructor to share the method with others. Since receiving her certification at Pilates Sports Center in Palm Springs, CA, Missoni furthered her education receiving credentials from Stott, Basi, Balanced Body, Franklin Method and Kathy Corey. In 2012, she collaborated with J Lane Fitness to bring fitness and nutritional education to schools to facilitate more movement in children’s lives. Missoni’s approach to Pilates is creative while following the fundamental roots of the method. She addresses the body in front of her and what the body needs.
Missoni Lanza instructs the following:
Int/Adv Reformer Flow
This class will incorporate specialized Pilates workouts incorporating reformers, wall springs, mat and small equipment. All students must be injury free or proficient at making modifications for injury. A thorough understanding of anatomy along with spacial body awareness is required to participate in this class.
Note: This class is for those with significant Pilates experience. Please do not sign up for this class unless you are at the appropriate skill level and have been cleared to take the class by an instructor.
Inspired by HIIT, Pilates Power Circuit is a combination of intense bursts of cardio with active recovery to keep your heart rate up and boost your metabolism. This class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training with the use of the Pilates Method. After 45 minutes of intensity, we spend the remainder of the class cooling down and stretching on the foam roller. This class is a huge calorie burner and will improve your endurance in your other activities as well! All levels are welcome. Come discover the strength you have within!
Note: This class is not ideal for those who are pregnant, have a heart condition, or have recent injuries. There is cardio and jumping involved. If you have any questions about participating in this class, please feel free to contact Bria.
Beg / Int Chair & Props
Want to get more of an aerobic challenge with your Pilates practice? Then reserve your spot! This class is a great cardio option utilizing the jump or trampoline apparatus on the Reformer. Class will incorporate the fun and dynamic aspect of the jump board while we take time to focus on proper biomechanics of jumping and landing. Extra care will be given to your feet, ankles and core positioning to help you strengthen your whole body.
Note: This is an advanced class. Please do not sign up for this class unless you have Pilates experience on the Reformer. Please inquire with an instructor if you have any questions.
Beg/Int Reformer Pilates
This class is designed for anyone who wants to refine the essential principles of Pilates. You can be guaranteed to see more results out of all your workouts when you accurately understand how to activate the deeper layers of the core, align the bones of your spine and pelvis and maintain an active and connected breath.
If you have recently begun practicing Pilates, we recommend you start with this class level. However, even the most advanced students will benefit from mastering the detailed review this class will cover.
Note: If you have no previous Pilates experience and are not familiar with using a reformer you should sign up for an initial private session with one of our instructors prior to taking this class. We offer this at a discounted price of $40.
Pilates Tone & Sculpt
A Pilates circuit class that incorporates Yoga, deep stretching and lengthing exercises to revitalize your body. This class is designed to refresh, stretch and release after a long work day. Each class will end with fascia tissue release on the foam roller and Sivasana. All levels are welcome.
Pilates Power HIIT on the Reformer
High intensity class on the Reformer. This is an intermediate class. Students with experience and familiarity with the Reformer only, please.