Before starting Pilates with Marisa, a little over a year ago, I had thought about doing Pilates for a long time but was hesitant to start for fear it was going to be too hard, especially because of my age and weight. It was a great surprise to find Pilates with Marisa so fun and that the hour just flies by! Pilates increased my muscle tone, improved my posture, balance and energy. Best of all is that Pilates helped strengthen my core and helped me immensely while I was in cooking school and at a restaurant job. Being on my feet for long hours did not hurt my back. My back was in much better shape than some of my younger colleagues thanks to Pilates! Miriam - Denver, Colorado
As a retired and injured nurse I was restricted in my activities and was always afraid of pulling my back out. Since doing Pilates with Marisa I no longer live in constant pain and fear of injury. I am strong and active and able to enjoy my passion of gardening. Thank you Marisa! Nissa - Denver, Colorado
I have taken Pilates with Marisa for over 11 years. When I first started I had no idea what Pilates was, much less the benefits that would be gained. I was only looking for help for my balance and health. With Marisa's patient teaching and guidance I have knees that keep working and balance to my body. Even though I am facing knee replacement surgery, my knees have gone on working better than the doctors have believed. I know that having Pilates has helped me build up my knees for the surgery and it will help in a quick recovery. Ruleen - Centennial, Colorado
Marisa is unique in several important ways: her teaching method is precise and her approach is always comforting. The various aspects of her technique carry over throughout the day: from my posture to engaging my core to my cardiovascular training. Marisa is an integral part of my physical and spiritual health. Shoshana - Greenwood Village, Colorado
I have been in pilates classes for many years with a variety of instructors. I have finally found the best with Marisa! She is very knowledgable and constantly taking classes to keep up with the latest techniques. She really pays attention to form and keeps all her students aligned. I had a bad neck injury and we really concentrated on stretching and rehab. My 17 year old daughter has also taken pilates with Marisa and enjoys her classes and how great she interects with teens. Thanks Marisa for keeping me long and lean! Stacy - Littleton Colorado
I am so excited that I've discovered pilates and Marisa!! I've been taking classes for a few months now and I really love it. Marisa is a fantastic teacher. She makes everything accessible to a complete non-exerciser and makes you feel confident and comfortable. It's especially great to feel and see my body changing. I'm looking forward to continuing my journey and getting stronger!! Benda - Denver, Colorado
This was my first Pilates class in many years. Marisa is an expert in her field. She is knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable and right at home. I was very nervous about going and all of that quickly vanished when I realized what an amazing class I was in. I would recommend Peace of Mind Pilates to everyone. Laura - Englewood, Colorado
Marisa is a great teacher. She looks super kind but she has no mercy when it comes to a thorough workout! All kidding aside, she knows her stuff and will help you with your goals of feeling stronger, sleeker and better health overall. She also offers kids classes! Tracy - Littleton, Colorado
I LOVE PILATES and I LOVE Marisa! I have been doing Pilates with Marisa for a year and a half and I have loved every minute. She has helped me to gain a new awareness of my body. I have never felt stronger or more aware. Marisa's energy, presence and knowledge offer a a comfortable, safe and fun place to get stronger. She is such a wonderful teacher. Try it!!! You'll leave feeling clear headed, taller and stronger. Jennah - Denver, Colorado
I came to Marisa's class one year ago following rotator cuff surgery on my shoulder. She has strengthened my body, paying special attention to my shoulder. I take both a mat class and an equipment class each week. I was fortunate to find her! Marisa is exceptionally trained and motivates each of us. Thank you, Marisa! Cherie - Denver, Colorado
This is a great, conveniently located studio which offers many services. Marisa is a wonderful teacher and an expert in Pilates instruction and form. She encourages you to work within your level and to continue to strive for a better workout. She offers mat classes, reformer classes, and a variety of individual workouts. I'm still working so finding time to exercise is sometimes a challenge. Classes offered over the lunch hour make it easy to slip out during my lunch break for a good workout. I know I am stronger, more flexible and my endurance has improved. The classes are small which make them very comfortable and it is fun to chat with the other ladies in class. I would highly recommend Marisa to anyone interested in improving their core strength, flexibility, posture and aging gracefully by improving their long, lean muscles.
I had given up all hope. My left shoulder froze due to a rotator cuff injury. After three months of PT that recovered only minimal movement, my right shoulder also froze! I was no longer able to dress myself and the pain from turning the steering wheel meant I would soon be unable to drive. Then my daughter found Marisa and Peace of Mind Pilates. With Marisa's vast knowledge about the body and rehab techniques, I was dressing myself and driving without pain within a month. Marisa is an expert I definitely recommend.
Marisa is the best. My only previous Pilates class had ended in disaster. The day after I had to see the P.T. for a neck and hip strain. A friend talked me into a trial class at Peace of Mind Pilates. I relayed my previous experience to Marisa and she said that she works with each clients strength and "weaknesses (and in my case fears). And that is exactly what she has done. I had surgery in December and missed about 8 weeks of Pilates. When I came back to class she put me (and another student) into a spinal alignment class which has been wonderful. Her advice was that we do what we can with our own "issues" and know our limitations. She has been so kind and caring in spite of our "whining". The result is that soon we will be able to join a Level 1 class. Each time I leave a session with Marisa, I walk out the door feeling tall and strong and with a smile on my face. Most of her clients were hesitant to tell Marisa that the Pilates studio, where she leased space and had been for several years had become noisy and cramped. When she found out that her "PEACE OF MIND PILATES" students/clients were not receiving peace of mind due to the environment, she found a new space. The new space has new Pilates certified equipment and is a joy for her students to be in and most of all gives her students "Peace of Mind". Janie Hutchison
Just returned after 6 month break, New lovely, quiet, spacious studio. Have seen Marisa on and off for three years, Such a professional on all fronts. She is a practitoner and teacher. Pilates does not get better anywhere. Nancy O.