Welcome! I teach virtual and private Pilates sessions at my home located in Oak Park, California. My home-studio is clean, spacious and relaxing with bright natural light, and maple wood floors. I love to keep my group classes small. The ambiance is friendly and cheerful. Students often become friends and look forward to their next class, to reconnect with their classmates, virtually or in-person. During sessions, I guide my students to become more aware and mindful of their body movements and sensations. I provide cues on breathing correctly, focus and concentration, all while keeping the movements accurate and aligned, efficient and less strenuous. At the end of each session, my students do not feel rushed to leave; they enjoy chatting, laughing (and eating snacks with a cup of tea or coffee and water, pre-COVID).
Leah Watts is a BASI (Body Arts & Science International) Certified Comprehensive Pilates Instructor and a lifetime lover of music and the arts. Her passion for physical fitness, mental well-being and classical music led her to begin Tone Pilates, which combines the physical benefits of Pilates and the therapeutic power of music.
A former Pilates Instructor of the ProClub, a large and lucrative Wellness & Fitness center in Bellevue and Seattle, WA. Leah trains her clients on various Pilates equipment such as the Reformer, Stability Chair, Cadillac, Ped-o-Pole, Ballet Barre, and incorporates accessories as needed for modification and muse. In her teaching, Leah uses the BASI Pilates Block System (TM).
In 2017, Leah received her Balanced Body Barre Workout Certification at the ProClub. Certified in Group Mat Pilates, PiYo (TM). Trained and certified in Silver Sneakers (TM) at 24-Hour Fitness in 2015. She also obtained certification from the Pink Ribbon Organization in Pilates for rehabilitation for breast cancer survivors in 2010.
As a teenager, Leah studied music and dance, majoring in Modern Dance. She brings her passion for music & the art of movement into her practice while combining the Pilates principle benefits as a therapeutic power of mind, body & spirit. With Leah's intuitive cuing, the Pilates lateral breathing method, and the repetitive rhythmic movements, clients quickly notice the value of freedom of movement!