In 2010 I was introduced to Pilates for the first time. I fell in Love! it is the most glorious workout. My body feels limber and flexible and strong. It is a workout that feels like a 'funout'. Each time I learn something new. The equipment is top notch. And the instructor and owner, Arlene Salomon, is a dream come true. Her energy is infectious, and she is CONSTANTLY learning more, taking more lessons and getting to be even more fabulous than she already is! She is SO good at explaining things. Arlene is hands-on. She can demonstrate, then do physical assists and can talk you through an exercise and can visually show you what she wants with her hand motions. Everytime I go, I walk out like I'm on cloud 9. I highly recommend checking it out if you spend anytime on Maui. She is just amazing.
I have been working with Arlene for a few years now as I live between Vancouver and Maui. I absolutely love her energy. She is a supreme teacher. I feel that she tunes into my body's needs and I always feel stronger when I leave her sessions. Pilates is FUN. There is nothing as wonderful as being able to exercise when I am on 'holidays' and right next to the ocean. She is also a very good instructor. She also has very healing hands and does beautiful massage treatments. Being able to work out every day at her studio, under her guidance, while at my second holiday home on Maui, has played an important part in me being able to live a balanced life. I feel blessed to know her.
-Mary Ann Burrows