Janis’ background in dance and theatre, both as a performer and teacher, instilled in her a love of movement as a way of life. As a dancer, Janis recognized the benefits of Pilates for strengthening her muscles in a movement-based, effective way. When faced with low bone density and the rising fear of moving, Janis was one of the first to become a licensed Buff Bones® instructor. She has a strong desire to help others with similar issues find their way to a meaningful movement experience.
Janis’ clients come from all walks of life and fitness levels. She uses training and experience to encourage, explain and challenge them. Janis is also a Postpartum Doula. For further enlightenment on the benefits of using a Postpartum Doula for a new mom, just contact Janis and reference Heart-Filled Hands
"Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things.?
--Joseph Pilates --
Janis stays fresh through courses with Elizabeth Larkam, Marie José Blom, Rebekah Rotstein, Erika West, Beth Kaplanck, Jennifer Milner, Cathy Baldasserini, Debbi Goodman, as well as the innovative faculty at the Kane School in New York City.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE, WORKSHOPS
Buff Bones, Lic.
Polestar Reformer, Certified
Certified Comprehensive Pilates - Kane School
Bodhi Suspension System™, Certified - Balanced Body
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST), Level 2 Certified
SmartCore, Certified - Professional Smart Spine™
Fascia in Motion - w/Elizabeth Larkam, Certified
Hip and Knee Replacement Rehab - Polestar, Certified
Lives. In Motion.
"Change happens through movement and movement heals."
Set it free with FST
Wherever you are in life, it's never the wrong time to make choices that will affect your health in a positive way. Private sessions are tailored to your specific issues and needs, and can empower you to join in group classes, inform the way you exercise in other areas of your life, or even become a regular healthy habit!
Seasoned By Life
Don't let fear keep you from motion in your life. At any age, movement is needed to keep all the joints "greased up". Muscles will respond as you re-educate them to their purpose. Your first step is to breathe - those lungs are muscles and they are there to empower you to move.
What are you waiting for?
Fascial Stretch Therapy TM
You are relaxing on a padded table with minimal sounds around you. You calmly respond to softly given instructions. You are aware your leg or arm is being moved but nothing hurts. And then you hear, “take your time sitting up. Then gently put your feet on the floor. Now walk across the room.” You realize 60 minutes have gone by. Wow, you feel relaxed and . . . what is this?. . . moving easily.
Pregnancy in Motion
Pilates is a great way to learn more about your changing body - what you can and can't do as well as what you should or should not do. Little Bit will affect your joints, breathing, and balance in a myriad of ways. Stay active and healthy as you prepare for this big life change!
Bone Density Concerns
You have come to the right address! Bone density is a concern for men and women, cancer patients, fertility drug moms, dancers and athletes. The worst thing you can do is to stop moving. Exercising in a safe and healthy way will help build your strength and confidence to live your life to its fullest.