Timea Presley's group Reformer classes are simply classy! With vast knowledge of Joseph Pilates' method and quiet, sincere guidance, Timea takes even the stiffest students to new levels of proprioception, if not flexibility. She plans every class, varies the movements and equipment frequently, and corrects clumsiest efforts respectfully and gently. You will not be bored; you will be challenged. You will sweat but never huff and puff and injure yourself. After a few sessions, you'll find yourself walking taller with less pain and more grace. Timea is truly a master instructor.
- Mary S., Washington DC
Strength and agility training with a touch of Zen. That is Pilates with Timea Presley. Her knowledge of Pilates theory and practice is deep: her instruction is both focused and encouraging. After 5+ years of taking Pilates with Timea, I am still learning and loving the way my body feels after a solid 50 minute workout.
- Lisbeth L, Washington DC
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
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
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.
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