I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Lisa. I have several injuries I am still recovering from. She really helped launch me on a solid get fit routine. She is
extraordinarily aware of details and finds things others have not. Most important for me is that she knows how to make you "sweat"! Us guys just don't feel like anything was done unless we can "feel" it afterwards (and during). She does just that!
-Derek Zandt 2009
Working out at SLO Pilates Studio has been a great experience. When I started out I didn't know a lot about Pilates. Lisa really took her time with me during our one-on-one sessions and then suggested a partner when I felt more comfortable and up for a challenge. Since then, I have been going back twice a week and look forward to each workout session. The movements are fluid, therefore not harsh on my body. I have already seen the results, I feel more toned in a shorter amount of time than with other workouts regimes. I would recommend Pilates to anyone looking for a fun and invigorating workout.
-Lindsey Wilkes 2009
I have been doing Pilates at SLO Pilates Studio for over a year now and love it! Lisa is a wonderful, light hearted and attentive trainer and I have seen a tremendous improvement in my physique with my regular 2 lessons a week program.
-Carol Paquet 2009
I began taking Pilates Mat classes from Lisa in 2003 at the Santa Barbara Fitness Gallery. Her classes are high energy and she welcomes all ability levels. She’s also super attentive to details of form and body alignment, and exquisitely attuned to protecting us from injury.
Her classes are fun and I really enjoyed the camaraderie she inspires, and she does a fierce "Teaser", too! I’d still be taking her classes now if we hadn't lost her to the lucky folks in San Luis Obispo!
-Laurie Hansen 2007
Lisa is an inspiring and special person. Her gentle touch, patience, and
precise corrections helped me get past some of my most frustrating
obstacles. Now, without pain or pain medication, I am doing more advanced
Pilates. And, as I approach 60, I enjoy doing things I lacked the
coordination, endurance, and balance to do for many years, if ever.
Nothing is as wonderful as feeling good!
-Tom Hawkins 2006
Working with Lisa one-on-one over a period of two years was one of the
best experiences I have ever had in Pilates training. As a new mother
herself, Lisa knows exactly what a pregnant woman's body is going through
and can tailor your workout to fit your individual needs. Lisa was very
much in tune with mine and able to tailor my workout to fit exactly what
my body could handle at any given time. Her caring demeanor and individual
attention provided a fun and relaxed forum in which to learn more about
the Pilates method. I attribute my body's quick recovery and overall
feeling of well-being to the weekly Pilates instruction she offered me
throughout my pregnancy.
Thank you Lisa!
-Ashleigh Krauch 2006
I was fortunate to have had the pleasure and experience of Lisa as a
Pilates teacher during my stressful and busy day. Lisa would come to my
office and work with 3 to 4 of us on a weekly basis. We all enjoyed this
special time and were able to focus on her instruction. Lisa was an
outstanding Pilates teacher working with us during this hour and being
able to focus on each of our needs. I found Lisa to be patient; very
knowledgeable of Pilates and often quite humorous.
-Claire Munz 2006
Over the past 15 years I have incurred several injuries to my back. At
one point I was unable to walk normally for three months. Swimming helped,
and yoga, but not in the way Pilates has transformed me. I found Lisa's
class through some friends and it has changed everything. People have been
saying, "You look great! Have you lost a lot of weight?" And yes, while I
have lost some weight, the truth is, I'm in control of my core now, and I
have a much stronger focus on my body, and my mind, too.
Lisa’s program has been a joy. Constantly positive and always encouraging,
she works me hard with a Pilates instruction that caters to the
individual. Lisa instantly realized what my strengths were and uses them
to build up my body and my confidence. She is always mindful of my weaker
points and works gently with me to correct them in a way that is
strengthening and immediately helpful. She has taught me how to move with
ease, and how to better control my body with just a few basic Pilates
moves when it occasionally begins to slip back into debilitating spasm.
Her classes are about making me—you—better. She is very knowledgeable
about the human body and its amazing power and easily communicates her
ideas in such a supportive way. I always feel physically and
psychologically stronger at the end of every session having just had the
most intense and positive workout of my life. Lisa is the best!
-Sally Barr 2006
Lisa Kanofsky is a great Pilates teacher. I came to her as a beginner
with a painful injury. I could barely walk. She was so knowledgeable,
optimistic, and sensitive to my strengths and limits. She pushed me
appropriately. Because of her I firmly believe in Pilates as an advanced
form of Physical Therapy and one of the biggest reasons that I am walking
and hiking today.
-Wendy Allen, PhD 2006