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:
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 Mat for Buff Bones
Pilates for Buff Bones is a unique, Pilates-based workout that uses bone-strenthening techniques while focusing on alignment and balance. It targets the butt, hips, arms and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. This dynamic 55 minute class is adaptable and challenging for people of all levels, and is also safe for those with osteoporosis.
Open Level Pilates Mat
Beginner/Int/Adv clients are welcome. This session is designed to clear your mind as you shape your body. It incorporates Pilates principles such as breathing, alignment, axial elongation, core control, and balance.
Group Equipment Level I
Bodhi Suspension System
In this class we will bring the movement principles of Pilates to suspension training with the Bodhi System. Incorporating standing, balance, and stability elements, Bohdi takes the body out of alignment with gravity in order to fire core stability muscles and develop integrated, whole-body strength and dynamic flexibility.
Bone Builder Level I Group Eqipment
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.
Beginner Pilates Mat
This Pilates Mat Class is for intro students.
Open Level Reformer
All levels are welcome in this class.
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.