Fitness with focus and purpose

For a healthy, happy spine and balanced body.

Restorative techniques that align and regenerate the body, undoing the compressive effects of gravity over time.

I have such a better understanding of Pilates after working with Danielle. It really works to lengthen, strengthen, gain flexibility and alleviate pain. ~ Amy Feller

PILATES AND ELDOA

Exercise for Health and Healing

Undo the effects of stress, tension and gravity to find freedom, breath, space and easier, more functional movements.

Why Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise that has many benefits, and can be modified for any level of fitness. It is a series of exercises that builds deep strength and flexibility, and can be done on equipment or simply on the floor. Pilates works the body in relationship to gravity and in different directions so all muscles get used evenly. Emphasis is on controlling the body through stabilizing and mobilizing movements that strengthen and stretch the body, including the spine. It was created by Joe Pilates who intended for it to be a system that circulates and heals the body as it creates a solid foundation that allows for free movements and improved posture, breathing and function.

Why ELDOA?

ELDOA is a French Acronym which in English would translate as LOADS: Longitudinal Osteo-Articular Decoaptation Stretches. This basically means ”lengthening stretches which create space in a joint.” They were invented by a French Osteopath who discovered that putting tension on the fascia with these positions alleviated back pain and also affected organ function because of the connections of the fascia to the nerves and spinal cord. Some of the benefits of ELDOA include improved circulation, nerve function, and awareness as well as decreased compression, pain and muscle tension.

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The Basic Intro to Pilates and ELDOA

A quick and easy to access video bundle of 3 short workouts that includes the fundamental basics of Pilates and ELDOA.

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🎥 🤸🏼‍♀️LIVE Pilates + ELDOA Group Classes

Each week is a different theme based on who is in the class, and what *you* request.

These classes are for ALL LEVELS.

Hi, I’m Danielle

Pilates Teacher and certified ELDOA Trainer

I work with people of all ages and walks of life who want to focus on improving the way they move, breathe, and feel.

From novices who want to get started to athletes who want to perform better…..I love helping people find ways to function and feel better as well as heal their bodies through movement and awareness.

I truly believe that healthy movement is an important part of both physical and mental wellness, and that Pilates and ELDOA work amazingly well to help you achieve freedom in your body and a sense of wellbeing.

What is Urbanwellness?

After living in the city for a number of years, I realized I really need nature on a regular basis to feel balanced and healthy.

Theres that “work hard/play hard” philosophy, which is balance but tends to be extremely polarized.

I was seeking a more integrated balanced lifestyle for myself and family and quickly learned that it can be done, but it does take a conscious effort in a time when we are all super busy, stressed, scheduled, and in need of more downtime.

How I can help you

 

I work with people who have a goal of improving their performance and/or the way they feel, whether it’s getting stronger, moving more easily or addressing an ache or pain.

I currently offer packages for private online sessions as well as digital courses.

Find more information on each below:

Basic Intro to Pilates and ELDOA

A self-paced intro course

In this short series of guided videos, I teach the basics of both methods. It includes a basic Pilates mat workout as well as the most basic and important ELDOA exercise.

This bundle is for you if:

  • You want to exercise and don’t know where to start,
  • You have back pain and hope to alleviate it,
  • You are new to Pilates and ELDOA and want to see what it’s really all about, or
  • You sit (or stand) all day and want to learn a quick sequence that you can do to loosen up and strengthen your core.

LIVE GROUP CLASSES + ON DEMAND!

Pilates, Stretching & ELDOA

Live Group Class happening on Fridays at 12:15 pm EST.

These classes are a mix of Pilates, Myofascial Stretching, and ELDOA. Each week is a different theme based on who is in the class, and what *you* request.

These classes are for ALL LEVELS.

Drop in to do ONE class live with me, or subscribe to receive the class recording along with unlimited access to the library of past classes through the on demand portal.

 

Spine Align

Pilates and ELDOA for Spine Health.

If you are working on improving your body as you age, beginning a consistent, regular practice that involves focus on your spine alignment will be crucial in keeping you strong, balanced and healthy.

Posture, Breathing and Balance are the components of fitness become more important as people get older.

This program consists of guided awareness exercises, Pilates workouts, myofascial stretches and ELDOA exercises to specifically focus on and address these 3 concerns for a healthy and aligned spine.

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Private Sessions

Customized 1:1 Sessions

Every single body is unique, and even your body is different from day to day.

One on one sessions are customized just for you.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to exercise or super fit, this work will change the way you feel in your body.

Private customized sessions offer the opportunity to focus on your movement patterns, address your specific “sticky spots” that are restricting movement, and create a program that will help you achieve your short and long terms goals.