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Laura Cotler

lift pilates owner & founder, pma®certified pilates teacher, classical pilates instructor in training!

Laura’s mission is to help her students learn to move their bodies and to do things they never believed possible! She is the founder and owner of Lift Pilates & Post Rehab. Laura discovered her passion for Pilates as a form of mind-body exercise after her mother died in 1999. She opened Lift Pilates & Post Rehab in 2002, envisioning a space where women and men, Pilates teachers and their students alike, can develop a feeling of strength and acceptance of their own bodies that goes with them from the Pilates studio into the wider world.

Laura's passion is Classical Pilates and she is currently studying to assess for the Pilates graduate program "The Work" with first generation master instructor Jay Grimes. Classical Pilates is Pilates in its purest form: corrective exercise where all parts of the body are developed uniformly. Expect a vigorous, full-body workout tailored to your specific needs. Be prepared to sweat and have fun!

Laura has trained with nationally renowned instructors, including Andrea Maida, Elizabeth Larkham, and Ron Fletcher, a Pilates elder who worked directly under Joseph Pilates. Laura holds certifications from The Pilates Method Alliance®, Polestar Pilates® and Stott Pilates® She continues to participate in Pilates training workshops each year to keep her at the top of her field.

Through Pilates, Laura teaches her clients how to develop a balanced body, as flexible as it is strong. This approach leads to better posture, a graceful, flowing gait, and a body that moves with ease and in harmony with itself.

In May, Lift Pilates will have all new Gratz Pilates equipment and will be the first Classical Pilates studio in the Sacramento area! Gratz was the original manufacturer of Pilates equipment for Joseph Pilates and the original equipment designs have been kept true.

"Change happens through movement and movement heals." Joseph Pilates