Pilates Reformer Private Sessions 


For those interested in fine tuning athletic skills or becoming reacquainted with their bodies, Pilates Reformer Training is ideal. Pilates Reformer training promotes strength, flexibility, coordination, mental concentration, and fluidity of movement. The adaptability of the technique to meet an individual's needs makes it a particularly beneficial program for the person rehabilitating from an injury, the one pursuing overall fitness goals or for those preparing for athletic competitions. Most exercises are performed in a non-weight bearing position, allowing for little or no impact to the joints.


What is Pilates? (Pronounced: pee-la-tees)

Joseph Pilates developed the Pilates technique of body conditioning over 80 years ago. It has long been a method employed by dancers and athletes to prevent muscular imbalances and to maintain proper skeletal alignment.


What is the Pilates Reformer?

The principle apparatus used in Pilates technique is known as the "Reformer." The Reformer is a carefully crafted piece of equipment consisting of a horizontal platform with a movable carriage that is controlled by adjustable springs. The springs allow for variable resistance during the exercises according to an individual's capabilities and needs.


New to Pilates?

Please email chrissy@align-body.com to setup a new appointment. Chrissy will answer your questions and guide you through your Pilates practice.


Currently a client looking to renew sessions?

Please email chrissy@align-body.com  to discuss packages and training details. 





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 Meet our Instructor: Chrissy Leach

Chrissy Leach brings a diverse education and experience to her Pilates sessions ensuring results for advanced / professional athletes, exercise enthusiasts with chronic pain, and those who are new to Pilates alike. 


Chrissy completed her Classical Pilates Teacher Certification in Austin with Stillpoint Pilates in 2007 and is fully trained on all Apparatus and Mat work from beginning to very advanced levels.  Her Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin facilitates her ability to connect Pilates knowledge to the musculoskeletal system, biomechanics, and the psychology of exercise. 


Chrissy also draws inspiration and imagery from 20 years of ballet, contemporary and improvisational dance training and frequently applies them to her sessions.  In 2009, Chrissy became a Gyrotonic Teacher and has a specializations in Psoas Dysfunction,  and Applications for Dancers.  After over 10,000 hours of teaching experience in Austin, Oakland, San Francisco and Houston, Chrissy began working as a self-employed teacher and founded Align Body.


She looks forward to serving the Rice community and offering individual Pilates Sessions and specialty classes.