As Pilates Instructors and Holistic-Massage Therapists, Rita and Justin use their training and intuition to help you develop a mind-body connection that will improve your life. You will feel the difference.
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Rita has made health and wellness a major part of her life. She has included strenuous exercise and proper diet into her daily routine. Always looking for challenges and ways to improve, she has run and completed three Boston Marathons in qualifying time.
Rita discovered Pilates over a decade ago and in 2005 she began her training to become a Classically trained Pilates instructor. She received her training through Peak Pilates under Master Trainer Clare Dunphy who is a world renowned Pilates instructor. Clare is 2nd generation to Joseph Pilates, Rita is now 3rd generation and they continue the original teachings of Joseph Pilates.
Rita experienced the strengthening of the mind-body connection that Pilates offers. She works with clients of all ages helping them to feel different, look different, and develop a whole new self through the use of Pilates and her life-style teachings.
Rita became a certified Holistic Massage Therapist and she has included this as an integral part of the overall mind-body experience. Rita uses the benefits of therapeutic massage to complete the healing and recovery cycle. She is certified in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Chair Massage, Myofascial Release Technique, Neuromuscular Technique, Pregnancy & Infant Massage, and Swedish Massage.
Rita’s goal is to empower her clients with knowledge and physical resilience to live a healthy lifestyle. Her clients consider her not just an instructor, but also a partner in their overall health and well-being.
Rita believes the body conditions through the strength from exercise and heals through the power of touch. Her motto: “You have only one body. Take care of it.”
Justin is a licensed Massage Therapist, certified Classical Pilates Instructor, and Registered Nurse. Justin has always made health and fitness an essential part of his life. He began his career in the field of health and medicine as a Registered Nurse working with patients living with various chronic ailments. Many of which could be prevented with a healthy lifestyle. This led to a desire to work in the field of preventative health care.
His interest in both massage therapy and Pilates came through personal experience. Therapeutic massage helped him to work though shoulder and neck pain while working as an RN. From his first Pilates lesson he felt the difference it brought to his body and mind. It incorporated focus, strength, and flexibility like no other form of exercise he had ever done. He didn’t have to workout in a hot room to break a good sweat. Pilates led him to become more aware of his own body and poor postural habits that were leading to lower back pain and requiring regular visits to his physiotherapist for spinal and pelvic adjustments. Pilates helped strengthen these weaknesses and he has only had to visit his physiotherapist once since the summer of 2011 for a lower back adjustment instead of every 4-6 weeks.
Justin is certified in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Chair Massage, Myofascial Release Technique, Neuromuscular Technique, Pregnancy & Infant Massage, and Swedish Massage.
He received Pilates training through Peak Pilates under world renowned Pilates Master Trainer Clare Dunphy. Clare is 2nd generation to Joseph Pilates, Justin is now 3rd generation and continues the original teachings of Joseph Pilates.
Justin partners with his clients to help them reach their goals to live a healthy lifestyle and get fit. He strongly believes in the statement made by Joseph Pilates that “physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness.”