I’ve been going to Body In Motion for about 7 years. I’ve done private lessons, group apparatus, pilates, and Xtend Barre there. It’s all great! The owner is so knowledgeable and really knows how to cater to individual needs as well as provide a challenging workout. The instructors: Taryn, Aubrie, and Renee are fabulous- so talented and fun. The studio is the perfect environment to workout and focus physically and metaly. Pilates and Xtend Barre has kept me fit. I’m addicted to both.
- Megan T.
Pilates has been in my life since 1999. I have worked with many wonderful instructors in the Santa Cruz area, but Body In Motion is the best… Barre none Not only is the establishment beautiful and clean, the equipment AND instructors are top notch! Dominique oversees a knowledgeable and skillful crew. The care and genuine concern for clientele shows supreme customer service, something hard to come by these days. Thanks, Body In Motion!
- Robin M.
I was looking for a workout that would carry me through the winter months when I could not walk because it was either too cold, dark or raining. I discovered the Body in Motion Pilates Studio and fell in love with the Xtend Barre workout. It is a workout that makes me feel like every muscle in my body was worked out. Dominque and her team of trainers are fabulous! The classes begin on time and ends on time which is perfect for my working schedule. There are classes throughout the week that I can fit into my schedule. Almost each day you have a different trainer so you get a different workout from each of them in a fast, paced, fun way. As a participant you don’t have to worry about what you may look like to everyone else as you do the workouts; because all the participants are focusing on themselves making sure they are doing the exercises correctly. Love it, love it, love it! Thanks to the team at Body in Motion. Keep up the great job!
- Marilyn J.
I discovered Body in Motion when going through a rigorous Pilates teacher training. Body in Motion was the only studio that encompassed the standards of my training, offered enough variety of classes, and was honestly “fun” enough for me to devote myself to. I actually drove an hour each way up to 5 days a week to take classes at BIM…simply not finding anything up to my standards in my local area! Dominique is a perfectionist, and the teachers she hires are credentialed by the top Pilates schools. If you are looking for dynamic programming, expert teachers, and a gorgeous studio, definitely try Body in Motion. You probably won’t want to work out anywhere else afterwards!
- Sabrina W.
After having my third child 8 weeks ago i decided it was time to get back into pilates to start slowly strenghtening my core and body again. I choose to start this program at body in motion Pilates studio in Aptos. The studio is intimate clean and bright and the staff is awesome! I started by taking the beginning Pilates mat class with Renee and love it. She is very patient and encouraging and now I am taking apparatus classes and feel better and stronger already. This is the best studio in santa Cruz and I highly recommend it!
- Salina F.
If you are looking for a class that will have you ADDICTED from the first day. You have to try the Xtend Barre class. I have been looking all over the pennisula for a Barre class and I am so excited to have found one at Body in motion. Taryn is an amazing instructor and she will work your body in ways that will challenge you each time. I love that the class offers a little something different every time. This is a hard work out, you will work up a good sweat but when you walk out, you will glow and feel amazing . I highly reccomend Body in Motion.
- Michelle A.
I have been taking pilates with Renee Menard for nearly a year. Simply put –AMAZING! And that might even be an understatement. I have to try to remind myself that I used to wake up in the morning with back pain. No more. She really gets you to develop that core strength. She’s tough, which is good because she gets you to push yourself and see that you can do things you thought you couldn’t. But she is also very intuitive, she recognizes when and just how much to push you. I never wake up the next morning feeling like I’ve been hit by a truck. I wake up feeling muscles in my body I didn’t know were there (and in places in my body I didn’t know were there)! What’s more I am not a small person. I have weight to lose (and I’m losing it by the way, with the help of the pilates and Renee). My point is anyone can do this, any size, any age. Renee works with them all. Plus she’s a hoot. She’s fun and funny. The hour I spend with her feels like 15 minutes (no exaggeration)! Sometimes when I go I am dragging myself there, thinking I cannot do this, but after an hour with Renee, I walk out refreshed, energized, feeling lively and at the same time relaxed. It feels as though I’ve actually grown 3 inches. I highly highly highly recommend Renee. You will not be disappointed.
- Rebecca S.
Wow, I fell in love with Xtend Barre classes!! They are fun and different form anything I have ever done before and gave a total body workout. After just one month of classes I was able to notice a different in my body my muscles were toning up nicely and my butt was getting nice and firm! Also the staff are super encouraging and make your workout feel personal every time you show up. Taryn Buell rocks!! I would suggest going to these classes if you are looking for a new and exciting workout routine!!!
- Emily O.
I’m going to start off saying I can’t say enough about Xtend Barre and Body in Motion. First off the instructors are INCREDIBLE!!!! They are tough but make it fun at the same time. They welcome you with smiling faces, and when you have missed a week, they notice, they ask where you have been. You can’t get that anywhere else. They are good at what they do and in shows in the results that you see. I have done Cross Fit, and I have don’t personal training but Xtend Barre works the muscles that you didn’t know you had. I go 3 to 4 times a week and I am still sore each and every time. I crave coming to their classes, and when I miss one I feel guilty inside, It’s become an addiction. I recommend Body In Motion to everybody!!!
- Jessica S.
I first began attending private sessions at this studio about 8 months ago and, boy, have I gone through a transformation since then! I am deeply grateful for the care and attention that I have received from Taryn Buell and the other staff members. This is a classy place with extremely knowledgeable instructors. Truly, this experience has saved me from too many years of pain and instability. The increased strength has improved my confidence and peace of mind. Who couldn’t use a little more of that?! Thanks guys!
- Michelle S.
I recently visited this fitness studio for the first time a few days ago to attend an Xtend Barre class. The studio itself was clean, well equipped and lovely. My instructor was Taryn and she was wonderful. Upon arrival she greeted me warmly and I felt completely welcomed. She instructed me to go at my own pace and to have fun. The workout was strenuous and great. Taryn kept the class flowing smoothly and was a complete professional. She cued beautifully and would come around to each student correcting form and posture as needed. She really keeps an eye on her students to be sure the exercises are being performed properly. I enjoyed it so much I returned again today and am looking forward to going again on my next day off. If anyone is looking for a professional, clean, comfortable studio with warm and personable staff then I would recommend you give this one a try.
I love this studio. All of the instructors are A-one, knowledgeable, caring, and talented. Plus they are warm, funny, and good-hearted people. I have been coming to mat and apparatus classes for 5 plus years here and I absolutely love it, couldn’t do without it and don’t want to go anywhere else. Thank you all for helping me stay in shape as I age ever so gracefully. I wouldn’t look as good without you!
- Laura G.
You must come and experience this studio first hand!! The instructors are so warm, welcoming and supportive as well as being top-notch at what they do. In addition the studio is beautiful and you will find it an attractive space to do your workout. They have guided me to more physical strength than I have ever felt in my body and were able to really isolate the areas with which I could benefit tremendously and develop them, giving me more ease in myself. The personalized attention will blow you away!
- Jennie W.
I started doing Pilates in 2003, after searching since 2000 for something to replace squash (which I had played for 25 years, but which I had to stop because of a back injury). Pilates has kept my back healthy, strong, and young. Body in Motion is terrific: the physical space is lovely, the clients are nice, but most importantly the teaching (both mat and individual classes) is superb. I have now done Pilates across the world and can attest that Body in Motion is indeed as good as it gets.
- Marc M.
I have been going to Body in Motion for about a month – Previously I went to a studio in San Francisco…Jenny Paxson has been leading most of my sessions and I appreciate her attention to detail and verbal cues. If you are considering Pilates, I highly recommend a few private sessions first to ‘get it’. This is a great studio and its all about how you interact with the instructor…For me, I have found a great place to continue my practice.
- Larry N.
I have been taking classes at Body in Motion for the past 8 months. During my first session I realized pilates is for me! The instructors are so supportive and enthusiastic and they will help you meet your own goals and challenge you to discover more. Results don’t lie: I’m down 2 sizes and 35 lbs! Body in Motion didn’t just give me my body back, they are helping me create a better one. I can’t recommend this studio more, to anyone of any fitness level. The private sessions are amazing as are the apparatus classes. I know I’m working, but it feels like play! Xtend will reshape you and the body awareness gained in mat classes is invaluable. The instructors foster such confidence, I was intimidated walking through the door for the first time, but every time I reluctantly leave, I know my body better, I feel strong, and I like the way I look. Special shout outs to Renee, Maria, Taryn, and Jenny P-you guys all ROCK!!!!
- Sarah K.