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. She is certified to teach Polestar Reformer and Comprehensive Mat through the Kane School of Core Integration with Kelly Kane. When faced with low bone density and the rising fear of moving, Janis’ search for new ways to adapt the classic Pilates exercises to her condition led her to Rebekah Rotstein and Pilates for Buff Bones®. Janis was one of the first to become a licensed Pilates for Buff Bones® instructor. She has a strong desire to help others with similar issues find their way to a meaningful movement experience. In addition to regular continuing education, Janis makes it a point to get back to NYC as often as possible to continue to learn from the innovative faculty at the Kane School. Courses like Pre/Post Natal Pregnancy Pilates with Deb Goodman equip Janis to continue expanding her practice. Janis’ clients come from all walks of life and fitness levels and she uses training and experience to encourage, explain and challenge them. Janis is also a certified Postpartum Doula PCD(DONA).
Janis Stillings instructs the following:
Reformer, Jumpboard & Bodhi Mix
Put a spring in your step and workout in this Jump board class. Utilizing the jump board takes a regular Pilates workout and increases the cardio while lying down. This low-impact exercise gives you the aerobic benefits of a rebounder while protecting your knees and back from the jarring impact of landing. During the class, you will experience heavier springs for a great lower body workout and lighter springs to really get into the core.
The jump board exercises are beneficial for bone building. It is also beneficial for a variety of ailments like osteoporosis and it is also used in a varied number of rehabilitation exercise regimes for the human body.
Group Equipment Open Level
A 55min session utilizing the Reformer, Tower (Wall Unit) and Wunda Chair. This session will be an open level session.
Pilates All Levels Mat & More
Beginner/Int/Adv clients are welcome. Pilates Mat Practiced correctly, is a powerful conditioning program for the entire body. This session incorporates Pilates principles such as concentration, breathing, alignment, coordination, axial elongation, core control, centering, and balance.
Bone Builders Level II Group Equipment
A 55min session utilizing the Reformer and Tower (Wall Unit). A client must complete at least four privates before attending this class as well as been taking Pilates for at least 6 months. This session emphasizes correct posture and alignment and core strengthening exercises that are safe for clients with Osteoporosis and Osteopinia.
Open Level Group Equipment
Reformer Level 2
Reformer Foundations Beg/Int basic movements and principles of work on the Reformer are introduced. As you progress in level, you will learn to integrate core control, correct breathing, and proper alignment with smooth, continuous movements for all muscle groups.
Beginner Pilates Mat
This Pilates Mat Class is for intro students.
Bone Builder Level I Group Equipment
A 55min session utilizing the Reformer, Chair and Tower (Wall Unit). A beginner class for clients that that have completed at least four privates before attending this class. This session emphasizes correct posture and alignment and core strengthening exercises that are safe for clients with Osteoporosis and Osteopinia.