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The Pilates Method is truly an exercise regimen for a lifetime. It can be modified to work any person’s body safely and effectively. I have had the good fortune to work with many of my students for over a decade. It never becomes boring because the body is constantly changing and the Pilates Method can be modified to accommodate those changes. Combining my commitment to teach the true form of Pilates with my students’ dedication and concentration I have seen my students reap the benefits of the Pilates Method.

“I was overweight with chronic lower back and neck pain before starting Pilates with Christina. I have been practicing Pilates for 3 years now and I feel better without chronic pain and have lost over 25 pounds. I have made Pilates with Christina a place in my life forever.”
-Deanna T.

“After my lessons with Christina I invariably feel refreshed, enlivened and happy to have not let my rheumatoid arthritis get the best of me. My posture has improved, my legs are firmer and my stomach flatter.”
-Lynn W.

“I started Pilates with Christina 10 years ago (shortly after having my open heart surgery), and I have noticed a big improvement in my flexibility and my golf game.”
-Ed W.

I have always been plagued by knee problems. As my knee problems worsened and I contemplated knee replacement, Christina kept me walking and helped keep my body strong and flexible. When I finally had a bilateral knee replacement, I was able to continue working with Christina within 6 weeks, which helped me tremendously with my recovery.
-Michele G.

“Prior to working with Christina I had three back surgeries and was diagnosed with MS.  Pilates with Christina has helped a great deal with both my back pain and MS. My core is stronger, and I am able to walk further.”
-A grateful student

“I have been working with Christina for almost 4 years. Despite having exercise-induced asthma, my flexibility and muscle strength have shown tremendous improvement. My doctors confirm that my physical condition improves every year, and I am now in the top 15% of men my age for overall physical condition, including cardio-vascular metrics.”
-Donn O.

“Not only was I able to do Pilates through my pregnancy…Christina’s Pilates sessions have helped me to rebuild my core muscles after a c-section. Thanks Christina!”
-Colleen G.

“Christina really helped me further my career with the Sarasota Ballet. I know I would not have been able to perform the way I did without the training and control she was able to give me. She is dedicated to preserving the true Joseph Pilates technique which is something rare and special.”
-Lauren Strongin-Ciobanu, soloist with the Houston Ballet

“I have been Christina’s client for the past 3 years, and as a result of her instruction and my resulting core strength, my significant scoliosis pain has continued to lessen.”
-Holmes M.

“I started Pilates with Christina when I was 73 years old. Now 81, I look forward to continuing it into my 80’s, 90’s and beyond!”
-Libby L.

 

Not All Pilates
is the Same

Pilates is an unregulated field, which means that anyone can say that they teach Pilates. When Christina Maria Gadar was certified in 2000 by Joseph Pilates’ protégé Romana Kryzanowska, only graduates of Romana’s program could legally say that they taught Pilates, all other teachers had to label their work as “pilates-based.” This distinction no longer exists, so it is extremely important to know your instructor’s credentials not only to gain the benefit that true Pilates can provide, but also to avoid serious injury.