Dani's reformer class on Tuesday at 6:30 is wonderful. She's a great instructor. Love the at home reformer classes at HBW!!! So grateful to have them.
As a classically trained ballet dancer Natalie Blanco first utilized Pilates techniques to enhance her own dance training and quickly discovered its superior rehabilitative benefits. She then began formal training in Pilates and was certified in 2001. Seeing the potential of Pilates for rehabilitation Natalie worked with Physicians and Physical Therapists, helping to heal patients with Pilates techniques adapted for rehabilitation. During that time she was among the first Pilates professionals to work with disc replacement patients during the surgery’s clinical trials. Natalie founded Have BodyWellness (then BodyWellness) in 2004. The reputation of her work grew and Have BodyWellness began receiving regular referrals from The Spine Institute at St. John’s Medical Center and The Pain Center at Cedars Sinai. In 2006 BodyWellness became an authorized Medicare and health care provider. As the Founder and Managing Director of BodyWellness Natalie achieved the vision of combining traditional Physical Therapy with the unique benefits of Joseph Pilates exercises. This combination proved to be successful in bringing patients and clients to new levels of healing and strength. Today the focus of Have BodyWellness is to gather the different styles of Pilates under one roof and to make those styles accessible to a broader clientele, utilizing the style most appropriate to the client’s needs. Have BodyWellness offers everything from Classical Pilates to Contemporary to rehabilitative forms based on the Pilates method.