Pilates is the only exercise program I’ve found that I wanted to do consistently twice a week for eight years. I never make excuses not to go. Even when I arrive tired, I am energized and feeling better after the session. Alexandra and her team are non-judgmental and always ready to assess how I’m feeling and work with me from there. With Team Excel’s knowledge and experience, they can modify the program to meet the needs of your body at every session.
I began taking Pilates instruction from Alexandra over seven years ago. My initial hope was that Pilates would strengthen my back and core – which were weakened from back surgery. Thanks to her extensive training in Pilates and her mindful instruction, I have been able to safely strengthen my body, and have had no further back issues. Over the years, I have learned a lot more about Pilates and continue to be impressed by Alexandra’s knowledge and dedication to her clients.
I have had other Pilates teachers. None compares to the team at Excel Pilates Northern Virginia! They have made me want to continually challenge myself in my Pilates practice. Pilates is life changing and it is the fountain of youth. I will do Pilates forever, but only at Excel Pilates NoVA!
As a somewhat ancient (3rd time retired and overweight at the time), but physically active person, I came to Alexandra and Pilates on a personal recommendation and as part of my set plan to regain my health. The words, “life changing” have been attributed to both Alexandra and the discipline. With my own recently diagnosed, incredibly painful herniated disc experience and 6+ decades of bad posture, I had the desire, time and wherewithal to put my body back together and sit up straight. Weekly private sessions with Alexandra and regular home Pilates mat work over the years have indeed been a life saver and game changer for me. Yes, I still have aches and pains, but I know that I can usually manage them now with Alexandra’s assistance – very important to me as an aging, but physically active person. More importantly now that Alexandra is growing her business carefully and personally training a cadre of instructors, she has created an institution, a fully functioning Pilates studio that reflects her philosophy, style and values.
My time at Excel Pilates Northern Virginia is a highlight of my week. Alexandra and her team are warm and welcoming, while challenging me to be stronger. I value Alexandra’s professionalism, expertise and classical style of Pilates, as well as her studio’s beautiful Gratz equipment.
Excel Pilates Northern Virginia has done wonders for my health and fitness.