"I began taking classes at Mindful Movement a year ago in an effort to improve my health. 12 months later, I am in the best shape I have been in over 18 years!! The instructors are excellent and very attentive during class. I look forward to my weekly class.
Thank you Ineke, Annie, Jenny, and Gail!! I couldn't have done it without you." -- Ayesha A
"Pilates is an amazing mode of exercise which has changed my life for the better. I get stronger and more flexible every day and each one of my successes is celebrated by Ineke and Roberta (my trainers)!! Everything Ineke Rush and the other instructors do is about supporting your success, your success at whatever your personal goal happens to be. Mindful Movement is a great studio with wonderfully supportive, talented and knowledgeable people !!!" -- Pam J.
"Ineke is an extraordinary teacher. Before I found Pilates and Ineke's careful guidance, I had hunched, stressed shoulders and an achy lower back from all my time spent at a desk for work. I'm in my 20’s, so you can imagine my fear of these problems compounding as I got older. I came to Pilates with few expectations but very quickly, my posture improved, back pain vanished, and I became more physically confident and resilient.
Pilates is not just a workout, it's a state of mind. Ineke's greatest gift to me as her student has been physical awareness (mindfulness). After working with her, I begun to notice how my body was moving (or not moving) and how these patterns were contributing to imbalances and discomfort. To self-correct and take an active role in how my body moves and presents itself has been incredibly empowering.
Pilates is certainly an investment but I consider it an absolute necessity. I intend to get many active, pain free years out of my body and Pilates is the regular tuneup that I'm certain will go a long way towards this goal.
Ineke and all of the wonderful instructors at Mindful Movement Collective treat each body on its own terms and are incredibly knowledgeable and gifted teachers. The East Bay is very lucky to have this center as a resource!" -- Angelique M.
"This is the first time I have looked forward to an exercise class. My posture has improved and I feel better physically and mentally. I am very impressed with the professional way the instructors lead the classes. Their encouraging words and enthusiasm make it fun." -- Judy C.
“It took lots of persuasion by our daughter to consider Pilates as a help for our health problems. My husband was having difficulty walking after knee surgery. Arthritis had taken over my joints. So what could we lose? Unbelievably, both of us are sold on its benefits. No, its not a cure, but we are both amazed at the change it has made in flexibility. Walking is no longer a problem. And the best part – we are enjoying and looking forward to our classes.” -- Shirley B.
"This mind/body program has provided me with insight and awareness of my body, which carries over to my daily life so that I am able to correct my posture while working, driving, etc. Pilates is an important part of my exercise regime that makes me feel stronger and healthier and improves my balance, flexibility, and posture. The classes are individualized and continue to be challenging as I improve. [The instructors at MMC] guide us through exercises and never hesitate to provide answers to our questions and make sure that we move our bodies correctly and safely. In addition, they provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the studio. I hope to continue doing Pilates until I’m at least 80 years old!” -- Kathie M.
“The classes have truly helped this elderly couple stay young. We can move parts of us we forgot we had. Our knees work again.” -- Howard and Shirley B.
“I look forward to my workouts with you and I always leave with a renewed commitment to stand tall and proud.” -- Janet S.
“I was looking for a workout that would help me tone and strengthen. What I got was a place that not only spoke to my body – but also my mind and spirit. I am so pleased with what I have accomplished.” -- Rae-Shawn H.
“I can’t believe how totally unaware of my body I was when I first came to Mindful Movement – shoulders rounded, head dropping from too much staring at computer screens. In those first few private sessions, you gently taught me how to listen to myself, regain my balance, and strengthen muscles I didn’t know I had. Pilates has given me a new sense of confidence and a feeling of well-being.” -- Glennda C.
”As a working mom of two, I appreciate the chance to relax and re-energize at your studio. This is the best use of my weekly one-hour “me time”. My back pain has improved tremendously.” -- Crystal T.