About The Studio

At Pilates V studio we provide physical fitness training using the methods developed by Joseph Pilates. This type of physical fitness training focuses on specific mind and muscle training coupled with a mind focus on breathing, awareness of the spine, and deep torso muscle control.

Pilates V offers privates, semi-private and classes on user-friendly Balanced Body Pilates equipment. Owner and instructor, Vannesa Storie, combines classical and contemporary Pilates techniques with functional fitness training to create a program that will not only improve fitness level but also the body movement in every day life for all around enhanced health and wellness. Each client is evaluated in health, fitness level and injuries, then given a program to their ability that will help them achieve their fitness goals. Classes never have more than six students. All classes include personalized corrections and adjustments, on all our apparatuses. Being the soul instructor Vannesa gives the special attention that the large Pilates studios lack, where you are passed around from instructor to instructor. Vannesa is there for 100% of your Pilates journey, attributing to your strengths and making you work to improve weaknesses.

About Pilates

Pilates, or Contrology as Joe himself named it, is accessible to almost anyone and was originally designed to help rehabilitate injured soldiers in WW1. Pilates puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Clients range from youth to elderly, from fitness fanatics to the person looking to establish a new fitness routine. Many professional athletes include Pilates in their training regimen to help maximize strength and increase flexibility and control while keeping the muscles long and lean.

"Pilates is stretch with strength and control"-Romana Kryzanowska

Youtube video- An Animated History Of Pilates

Some benefits of Pilates include:

  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Improved flexibility
  • Functional exercise
  • Precise control of exercise intensity
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Balanced muscular strength
  • Enhanced muscular control
  • Improved stabilization of the spine
  • Greater awareness of posture
  • Improved physical coordination and balance
  • Relaxation
  • Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
  • Helps prevent musculoskeletal injuries
  • Triggers the deep stabilizing muscles of the body to contract and support the joints
  • Helps the body learn proper movement patterns neuromuscularly, so changes
    occur without too much "brain" effort or create muscle memory

Vannesa Storie Bio

Vannesa Storie is a native of California and grew up enjoying an active life style. Throughout her youth, playing competitive volleyball would help her to keep fit. As Vannesa grew older, her fitness routine changed in between working and attending school. At the age of 20, she became over weight and needed to make a life style change. Vannesa was able to lose most of the weight by utilizing an intense combination of cardio and weightlifting, but she could not attain the muscle definition she was looking for. The rigorous cardio and weight lifting caused a strain on her joints and she developed a severe case of plantar fasciitis. Vannesa then turned to Pilates for a low impact alternative to the cardio weight lifting routine.

After just two months of practicing Pilates, Vannesa was so excited about her mind and body improvement due to Pilates, she became inspired to begin her Pilates teacher training. Vannesa was fortunate to apprentice under Mariel Filippone, a 2nd generation instructor for the Pilates Method. Filippone studied under Lolita San Miguel, an internationally acclaimed first-generation Pilates Master Teacher, Elder and one of the last instructors certified by Joseph Pilates. Vannesa has studied both classical and contemporary styles of Pilates. Integrating her love of cardiovascular and strength training with rehabilitation and injury prevention included within the Pilates method, Vannesa has created a fun fast paced fitness style able to accommodate the needs of any level of client. Vannesa's goals are to help people break through fitness walls and achieve fitness goals they never thought possible, just as Pilates did for her. Vannesa believes every dream can be attained given the right tools.