Physical Therapy at Pilates People
11300 Sorrento Valley Rd. Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92121
PHONE (858) 452-0300
FAX (858) 452-0600
"I never enjoyed working out until I started doing Pilates at Pilates People with Dave Hall. The workouts are always fun and challenging, and not to mention that I've picked up more speed on my fastball and we have fixed some old nagging injuries. I feel better now than I have in years!"
-Tracy Johnson, San Diego, CA
"I am in my fourth year as a client of Pilates People in Del Mar. They are wonderful people who clarified and helped medically-related problems for me that my own doctors could not figure out. And they elevated my own sense of well-being. I cannot overstate my enthusiastic support for their program and people."
-Dr. Paul Schimmel PhD, La Jolla, CA
"At Pilates People, you are able to establish a relationship with a unique staff that works skillfully with you to achieve your goals. As a beginner, it is such a pleasure to be encouraged, challenged and appreciated. Pilates has improved my posture, flexibility and strength without building bulk. I have seen a difference in my energy level, endurance and muscle definition. Pilates People is exceptional!"
-Colleen Watkins, San Diego, CA
"Doing Pilates is like scratching a whole body itch."
-Dianne Dammeyer, La Jolla, CA
"After years of weight training and riding hunters, I discovered that no one addressed the issue of my core strength until I trained with Pilates People. Now my riding is more stable and balanced allowing my legs to do their job of propelling and guiding "Giorgio Armani" around a hunter course."
-Roxanna Foxx, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Few elements are as crucial to the golf swing as having a strong and flexible core. I have worked with Doreen Hall for over six years, and Pilates keeps me in the shape I need to stay healthy and competitive. Now that I am pregnant, core fitness is even more important. Doreen's creativity in the studio has helped me maintain my sense of balance, as well as my sense of humor, through the many changes of my body."
-Tracey Balsdon, La Jolla, CA
I started going to Pilates People three years ago because I had back and neck pain. I have to say Pilates has truly helped me. I feel wonderful. I enjoy working out at the studio very much. Aside from giving me a higher level of strength and stability, it has improved my posture tremendously. I would recommend Pilates People to anyone not only because of their amazing trainers, but also because of the attention and kindness I, as a client, receive. "
-Rebeca Besquin, Carmel Valley, CA
For eight years, I have been a slave to chronic lower back pain. I tried everything short of surgery to alleviate my pain (conventional drugs, chiropractic, walking, yoga, stress awareness, orthopedics, and thousands of dollars) In February of 2005, my chiropractor suggested I try a place called Pilates People which he said he was hearing good results from patients. I started immediately working one-on-one with Dave. Honestly, I was a bad pupil. I chose the quickest and simplest routine while at home and limped miserably along during the first month. It wasn’t that I wasn’t disciplined; I had just been disappointed too many times for too many years to believe that this was going to work. I found some relief in the first month, but also a wealth of information on the logistics of my body which kept my interest high. Week after week, Dave was relentless in making me learn the technique properly. Since I travel a lot, I sought other Pilates studios so that I could keep up my routine. I was shocked to find out how little information and instruction is given at other places. I could easily see how people were merely performing the motions without the knowledge and understanding of the core principles. I actually felt sorry for the participants. When I returned to Pilates People, I gained a new respect for the effort and keen attention to my condition. It’s been nine months since I began my therapy at Pilates People and I cannot begin to explain the power and confidence I feel about my body again. I know that 'I' control how I am going to feel on any given day. I am not at the mercy of my back pain anymore. The routine that I have been mastering has given me my life back. I am 52 years old and I went from a steady downward spiral to gaining my happy life back."
-Paula Engel, Rancho Santa, Fe, CA