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Vita Movement offers high quality training in the authentic Pilates Method. Only those who have completed an extensive certification program, consisting of years of apprenticeship, will be accepted to instruct at this studio. This is why it is necessary for each instructor to go through the entire system of over 500 exercises, modifications and variations; to prevent injuries, handle current ones, understand physical limitations, to know how to perform safely on the equipment, and the most important thing: To know how to adjust to different people. Like everything in nature, each person's body is different. Each of our instructors must keep up with their training by attending Continuing Education courses, conferences, and taking sessions from master instructors.
About Patricia A. RobinsonI am the owner of Pilates Vita and Vita Movement. I'm also a certified Pilates instructor and a Pilates Method Alliance member, with extensive training in Classic Pilates first and several others Pilates lines over the years. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I studied dance, the arts, and received a degree in journalism. Through my years in the body field, I have developed a passion for body movement, studied nutrition and natural cures. After several courses and workshops, in 1993 I took an extensive education program in a Natural Body Therapy, specializing in Holistic Healing and Natural food Nutrition. This work and dedication definitely changed my life in many ways.
In 2000, in Rio, I had my first contact with the Pilates Method, and since then it has always been a part of my life. Pilates for me, is a healing process, a work out, and most importantly a pleasure of helping people to feel better about their body. The introduction of Pilates to my life, complemented my existing knowledge and experiences related to healing the body. In 2002, when I first moved to the US, to Manhattan, I went to practice in 3 different studios. At that time, I had the chance to learn with a wonderful Master teacher, who was visiting from Europe. In 2003, I moved to San Francisco where I continued my Pilates training. In 2005, in Scottsdale Arizona, I dedicated most of my time to Pilates. And after moving to Denver in 2008, I took one more certification course and decided to open my own studio. I really enjoy learning more every day and keep updating my knowledge with new exercises from different Pilates lines, and by getting all the recent information in special Pilates method for injuries and medical issues such as scoliosis, sciatic, neck and knee problems. I also received special certification in Pilates for during Pregnancy and Post Partum, with the most recognized master in the area: Carolyn Anthony.
I am a true believer in the Pilates Method, which I have been practicing for over 12 years now. It has had such a positive impact on my body, mind, and life. I know it will for you as well!!
Whether this is an initial introduction to Pilates in your life, or you have already experienced the joy of the practice, I would greatly enjoy being your teacher in this life changing journey.
About Devan KnoxDevan has been in the fitness industry for six years and has played sports most of her life. Her passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle drives her to help people reach their fitness goals. Devan enjoys working with all ages and all body types.
If you are recovering from an injury, wanting to improve your core strength and posture, wanting to lose weight, improve your nutritional habits or train for an athletic event, Devan can help you attain your goals, big or small.
Born and raised in Colorado, Devan enjoys hiking, cycling, trail running and snowboarding.
Devan possesses many prestigious certifications, including the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, TRX certification and Sports Nutritionist. Devan also has a comprehensively trained and certified Pilates Instructor, a group cycle instructor and a certified group fitness instructor.
About Jennifer CarlsonJennifer is trained in the Balanced Body method through Club Pilates in San Diego, CA. She extended her training at Vita Movement with master instructor Patricia Robinson. She believes in all aspects of Pilates and enjoys assisting with, and witnessing, the positive changes that occur in her clients.
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