“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”
– Joseph Pilates
I offer private lessons in NE Portland for individuals of all levels and abilities and in any of my three certified modalities: Pilates, Yoga, and Dance Conditioning. These individual lessons are an excellent option for those looking for customized instruction at a convenient time and location. They are also useful for those wishing to grow and polish their practice, whether a beginner looking to learn and master the basics or advanced practitioners wanting to focus on alignment and execution of the exercises.
One on one lessons are also an excellent option for those recovering from an injury or from surgery. I can give you the one on one attention that you wouldn’t necessarily receive from a group class. Those suffering from back pain can see great results from both Pilates and Yoga, but only if done correctly. Many times people with back pain attend a Pilates or Yoga class without prior knowledge of how to execute the exercises correctly, and end up hurting themselves instead of benefiting from the class. When done correctly and with the knowledge of how to modify the exercise accordingly to your situation you can really notice the benefits. A private allows the lesson to be tailored to you and your needs on each day that you practice.
I have advanced training in the modification of exercises for various conditions, alignments, and injuries, as well as experience with all ages and abilities. Plus there is the added benefit of combining these three modalities. I can mix a class up with some Pilates for core strength and Yoga for stretching, or dance conditioning for leg strength and Pilates for toning, targeting your weaknesses and focusing on improving them. Whether you choose to stick with one modality or a combination, I tailor your workout to meet your needs.
You and your appointment are very important to me, I kindly ask that you provide 24 hour notice for cancellation and rescheduling requests. Any requests that occur less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment will result in a charge for the full session. Thank you for your understanding.
It has been my privilege to study Pilates with Gina for more than ten years. She is a uniquely passionate and gifted instructor whose professional knowledge and ability to motivate are unparalleled. She maintains high standards which result in her students’ mastery of proper technique and their steady overall progress. Gina is a listener and a collaborator and actively partners with her students to address individual needs. Her holistic approach to Pilates instruction truly engages mind, body and spirit, facilitating a beautifully balanced experience.
I am so pleased to have the opportunity to work with Gina. Gina is an outstanding teacher with exceptionally keen observation skills. She has worked carefully and compassionately with me to gain strength while I rehabilitate from an injury. Gina is able to offer me the perfect level of challenge with an ability to keep me focused on the key points in any exercise. I continue to feel more at home in my body and better able to move with comfort, ease and strength from my work with Gina. Gina has an eye for detail that helps me to move away from habitual patterns in my body and better understand the biomechanics of my body. I look forward to my sessions with Gina because I learn so much every single time. I am very happy with the steady progress that I am making with Gina’s guidance and encouragement. Working with Gina is enlightening, inspiring and a lot of fun. Gina is a highly skilled and knowledgeable teacher that I would recommend to anyone interested in gaining strength, flexibility and ease in their body.
Without Gina I would not be able to achieve my goal to have a healthy active life. I am still amazed after 8 years that I continue to understand how I can improve my range of motion and strength. I took up marathon running 5 years ago. After 80+ marathons I am pain free and walk tall. Gina has taught me how to take of my hamstring and psoas muscles. Gina is direct, clear and committed to providing the best instructions possible. Gina is also patient and understanding which is very much appreciated. Working with Gina has been a good match for me.
I have been taking Pilates from Gina Frabotta for ten years, and I can say with certainty that there is no one more knowledgeable and tenured. She personalizes classes for individual needs and rehabilitation.
Gina always starts each class with personal inventory, which helps you focus on your goals for the class. Whether it is a matt, reformer or core align, Gina’s approach is unique. Her attentiveness and natural skills help you leave each workout feeling empowered and more in tune with you body.
I look forward to my Pilates sessions with Gina, she is a skilled and knowledgeable instructor. How I feel after each session can account for her knowledge and skill. I feel taller, stronger, and relieved of any pain I’m experiencing. She has a great knowledge of the body, and is fun to work with. She changes up the routine to meet the needs of my body. Being a mom of three young ones, with all the lifting and stress my body goes through, Pilates is a must for a pain free week. I’ve suffered with back pain, and the work she creates for me keeps me stronger than I’ve ever been. My sessions are a highlight of my week, and Gina makes that possible.
I have had the pleasure of having Gina as my Pilates instructor for more than 9 years. She is an outstanding teacher who balances concern for her client’s well being with persistent dedication to improving her core strength with grace and ease. She is patient, conscientious, encouraging and empowering! I have been able to make great strides in improving my body’s alignment, flexibility and muscle tone, all under the expert tutelage of Gina. I would highly recommend her to anyone, beginner to advanced, who wants to add Pilates to his or her fitness routine.
The highlight of my week is Water Pilates with Gina. I first found the pool after an injury and immediately found joy and recovery with the assistance of Gina. Gina’s cross training Pilates and Yoga Training gave her an edge in the water. Her knowledge builds body awareness and strength in her clients as well as sense of well being.
Gina Frabotta’s private sessions or her group classes are always full which speaks volumes for her extraordinary talent and inspirational teaching style. I am a very flexible person and Gina has worked with me for years on how to use my muscles properly to protect my knees and joints. Gina is extremely patient with me and my 50+ years of sloppy habits. She is knowledgeable, caring and makes me feel good about myself and what I accomplish.
Because of Gina I am more aware of my body, how it works and how Pilate’s have become a part of my daily life. I feel privileged that I am able to work with Gina and she continues to work with me.