When it comes to Pilates, “skilled professional instructors and the highest level of customer service are essential,” says Laurie Walker, owner of PRO’Active Pilates Studio in Westlake Village.
As the most established Pilates studio in the Westlake/Thousand Oaks community, PRO’Active Pilates has thrived during the past 20 years, thanks to the high-quality professional instructors and their commitment to customer service.
“We succeed based on our sincere approach to ‘getting it right’ for our clients,” says Laurie, adding, “We think Pilates is great—but ONLY GREAT when you’re getting the most out of the hour you spend with us and when you’re seeing results!”
As a long-established fitness professional with a background in Sports Medicine and 22+ years of experience as an aerobics, weight training, strength training and Pilates instructor, Laurie knows how to get results. Recognized in Southern California as a Master Pilates Instructor, Laurie is certified at the Advanced Level with the Physical Mind Institute and recognized by the Institute to qualify as a certifying teacher.
“When you come to our Pilates studio, we customize a fitness plan to suit your needs while upholding the classic work of Joseph Pilates,” says Laurie, who holds certifications from three nationally recognized Pilates organizations and the ACE (American Council on Exercise) and AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Organization of America), as well as certifications covering special populations, athletes and equestrians.
“I was introduced to Pilates by one of my mentors and together with her marketing experience, my advertising industry experience, and the sheer love for the work, we decided to open a studio,” says Laurie.
More than 20 years later, Laurie and her expert staff at PRO’Active Pilates offer private, semi-private and group instruction in Pilates and private instruction in the Gyrotonic Method. Laurie recently shared a little about PRO’Active Pilates.
Q. What’s great about PRO’Active Pilates?
A. We are unique in the Pilates industry. We have been in business longer than any other Pilates studio in Westlake Village. Each of our instructors has 8+ years of experience and are certified with an international organization. They are capable of teaching classic Pilates as well as modifying the work for every individual that enters our studio.
We were the first Pilates studio in the Conejo Valley to offer choreographed, supervised group Pilates instruction. We pioneered this type of instruction throughout the industry.
Q. What sets PRO’Active Pilates apart?
A. As an endorsement to our standards, we qualify as an international center for certifying other instructors. All of our instructors are certified through internationally recognized organizations and keep their certifications current.
There are a lot of choices out there for Pilates studios and instruction. The time and money you spend is important, and we encourage you to check them out and to check us out. We’re confident you’ll like what you see and feel at PRO’Active.
Q. Who are your typical Pilates students?
A. Typically both adult men and women; we also work with teenagers to improve their athletic performance or as per request by a doctor, coach or physical therapist.
Q. What do your customers like most about PRO’Active Pilates?
A. Our excellent customer service, including our sincere effort to offer a schedule for each client that is convenient and flexible for them. Also revered: our highly skilled instructors, our fully equipped beautifully designed studio and our central location.
Q. What do you enjoy most about the business?
A. Making a difference in people’s health, which results in a more satisfying life and creating a studio ambience that promotes inspiration toward a more active life.
Q. What are your future business goals and plans?
A. Staying on top of an ever-changing industry and requiring continuing education work from all the instructors that work at this studio.
Check out PRO’Active Pilates, where their mission is to provide an unsurpassed Pilates experience, with skilled, certified and experienced instructors in a beautiful, fully equipped upscale studio.
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PRO’Active Pilates is located at 860 Hampshire Road, Suite V, in Westlake Village. Call 805.557.1524 or learn more at PROActivePilates.com.