Through Pilates, Timea
has helped me transform my body, mind and spirit. My longer, leaner,
straighter body is more fun to live in and my aches and pains are gone.
The newfound strength of my mind/body connection leads me to make more
mindful choices about what to eat, when to rest and how to add calm to
the emotional mix of my sometimes-frenetic days. Over all, I am
happier, healthier and more connected to myself, to others and to the
big and small wonders of life.
-Judy M., Washington DC
"I really look forward to my Pilates class with Timea after a hard days work". The class relieves my stress and I am getting really toned, especially my arms and legs. -Bridget W., Washington DC
You have an easy but certain way of challenging me. I love the funny and interesting storieswhich relate to particularexercises.The "Scottish Scarf" is my favorite. It is an enjoyable hour and the benefits are amazing. Thank you Timea,I am glad I found you.
have been training with Timea for a little over a year and have been
very leased with my experience. I am not one, who usually enjoys working
out, but doing Pilates has kept me motivated and entertained and coming
back twice a week. Moreover the comments that I get from friends and
acquaintances about the physical changes in my body are great.
-Anna Cathrine D., Washington DC
have been taking Pilates reformer classes with Timea for about a year
and can't say enough great things about her. Her attention to detail
makes all the difference be it making sure that you are doing each of
the exercises properly, gently prodding you to push yourself further, or
noticing the progress you have made. While I have yet to achieve
totally flat abs, my core is much more toned and now strong enough for
me to pull of some impressive Pilates exercises that I never thought I
would be able to do. Most importantly, Timea's knowledge of how to
target various muscle groups effectively means that you are never at a
loss of why you are doing the exercises. And the results prove it.
-Erin E., Washington DC
In the fall of 2000 after suffering from chronic
back pain, I
began practicing Pilates at a small studio in Brooklyn, New York.
My back pain soon became a dim memory but I continue to take weekly
classes. When I moved to Washington,
DC a few years ago, I struggled to
find a Pilates instructor who would follow the traditional sequence,
moves, and be mindful of students’ form and technique. I finally found
and more with Timea Presley. Timea is a
thoughtful, composed, and talented instructor who continually challenges
students while not neglecting the foundations of Pilates. Timea has a
to correct posture and form and has a vast repertoire of variations to
the traditional Pilates sequence. Timea’s experience is evident in the
way that she prepares and structures
the classes – movements always flow from one to another and she fits so
much into the short class period. She always has time for questions or
to offer alternative exercises. Timea is
also a warm and lovely person – you want to be her student and friend! After nearly 10 years of practicing Pilates, I
can say with confidence and certainty that Timea Presley is the best
that I have ever had. Not only has my Pilates practice greatly improved
makes Pilates so enjoyable that I look forward
to attending class for many years to come.
to Timea I am developing a passion for Pilates. She is very
knowledgable and regularly introduces new positions, so I am always
challenged. She is very sensitive to her clients' strengths and
limitations and tailors routines to them. Timea's cheerful demeanor
makes every class with her a joy.
- Carolyn B., Washington DC
began taking Pilates classes when the studio at MINT first opened. It
has been just over a year now and I can't imagine my life without it. I
was attracted to the goal of a toned body, increased upper body
strength, greater flexibility and a strong core. I have seen the changes
and I love how I feel just that: stronger, leaner and taller. I enjoy
the passion and enthusiasm of the instructor.
-Jasmine Z., Washington DC
As a guy that had never tried Pilates, I was
shocked to see the gains Timea has helped me achieve. The work on the
Pilates Reformer was much harder and far more physical than I thought it
would be. As a life-long swimmer I also thought that my core was
strong, but was surprised to see how much improvement Timea was able to
generate. My swimming times are now close to what I was performing in
college and the pain from my main injury – lower back pain from a
football accident – has subsided. Timea is a consummate professional
who knows how to work with former athletes who refuse to slow down.
-Lee Z., Washington, DC