We are a warm, friendly and safe multigenerational community that offers small, intimate, personalized group classes and also private sessions to those who hate going to loud, overcrowded Pilates studios and gyms. We welcome “all” body types, without judgement at our fully equipped studio. When working at our studio, you will not only do Pilates exercises, but you'll also be taught why you're doing the Pilates exercises. We also offer health coaching services at our studio. We are more than just a studio, we are a family!
Freda is the owner and Senior Instructor of Esenyl’s Pilates, LLC. Many people are curious about how she became interested in Pilates and wellness. The truth is, she was like many of you today. She struggled with finding balance in her life and in her body. The end result was weight gain, low energy and a health challenge that caused her to experience intense pain within her body. She knew there had to be a solution to her problem and indeed she found it in a Pilates class. Finishing the class, she knew that Pilates was what she wanted to do and share with others for the rest of her life!
Passionate about Pilates, Freda pursued an advanced certification from the world renowned Body Arts and Science International (BASI), Costa Mesa, CA. Moreover, desiring to work with a diverse population, she has achieved certifications in Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies, Active Aging, Innovations in Pilates, Kyphosis And Osteoporosis, Breast Cancer Recovery (Pink Ribbon ProgramTM), and Pilates for Neurological Conditions, (e.g. Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, MS, ALS, etc). With years of experience and training, she has taught Pilates extensively throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Freda strongly believes that Pilates can transform the way your body looks, feels and performs at any age.
Being interested in wellness, Freda became a certified holistic health coach and studied all of the major dietary theories to help her clients discover which approach works best for them. She received a certification in Nutritional Counseling from the internationally known Institute for Integrative Nutrition, (New York City). Freda also studied with some of the leaders in nutrition such as Joy Bauer (The Today Show), Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Barry Sears (The Zone Diet), Dr. Deepak Chopra, and David Wolfe. She further earned accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and State University New York (SUNY).
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When working with a new client or any client, I/we look at the body or rather the individual in front of us. We believe that each person is different. We also like to spend time getting to know the client. After the client's initial visit, we schedule a time to sit down with them to to have a conversation.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
We offer an Introduction to Pilates package which is ideal for beginners for those who have been away from Pilates @$195. We also offer a Mat package for $30.
What types of students have you worked with?
We work with "all" body types. We have worked with those who have neurological disorders, those who are post rehab, athletes, those who struggle with weight issues, and those who deal with chronic pain.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
One of my proudest moments was hearing a client who had been dealing with chronic pain their whole life say, "For the first time in my life, I feel good."
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Only work with someone who is certified and highly trained to work with all body types, all populations. The instructor should also know which exercises are contraindicated or rather not good for the person in front of them. The instructor should always put the client 's safety first and foremost.
Further, it is also important to ask if the instructor takes continued education courses. The instructor should always keep a beginners mind.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
The client should ask themselves if they are willing to commit to a continuous practice. They should also be clear about the goals they want to achieve from their practice.