Member Profile: Cindy Jansen

Member Profile: Cindy Jansen
Member Profile: Cindy Jansen

Cindy Jansen, a Romana’s Pilates instructor and mom to 1-yr-old Alexa, lives in San Diego and teaches private lessons and small groups in her gorgeous home studio. She’s an avid Pilatesology fan and also enjoys a good kick boxing class.

1. Give us a little info about how you found the Pilates Method:

A close friend of mine introduced me to Pilates in 1999 and I immediately fell in love with every aspect of the discipline. I was hooked and wanted to learn more.  I moved to New York City in 2003 where I completed Romana Kryzanowska’s Teacher Training program. Romana’s passion and dedication to Joe’s original work was inspiring and I still to this day remember what it was like to be around her charismatic spirit.

I have been teaching the True Pilates method for over 12 years.

2. Tell us about your Pilates studio!

I currently own and run a fully-equipped private studio out of our home in San Diego. The studio is furnished exclusively with Gratz Industries Equipment.  I offer both private and semi-private sessions, and have a well-established client base that keeps me extremely busy.

3. What types of content do you view the most? Do you have favorite apparatus, interviews, teachers, classes, workouts or workshops?

I have found the Wunda Chair and Mat work content to be extremely beneficial, both personally and professionally. Having access to a variety of instructors, their unique cues and teaching styles, has given me a greater understanding of the work.

The teachers that are featured on Pilatesology are incredible. I really enjoy the videos that feature Jay Grimes, Karen Frischmann, Alisa Wyatt, Andrea Maida, Chris Robinson, and Kathi Ross-Nash. It is wonderful to be able to learn from my peers without leaving the house.

I am looking forward to doing the 30-day challenge and feeling the benefits of all that wonderful core work. I also plan on trying to view the workshops that Pilatesology offers.

-055_cindy jansen pilates by dan fields4. Has the site helped you to improve your teaching skills? If so, how so?

Being a working mother makes my time limited but Pilatesology has made the experts only a keystroke away. It has empowered me and significantly enhanced my teaching. Not only is it convenient but I can also recommend the site to my clients who travel or just want to learn more on their own. Every time I watch a video on Pilatesology I can apply something I have learned to my teaching.

5. Have you gained insight on a particular skill, body issue or apparatus?

Pilatesology was a useful tool when I was pregnant. All of Molly Niles’ pregnancy videos were extremely educational not only in my own practice but also in teaching my clients that are currently pregnant. I found the 3rd trimester videos the most beneficial.

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Cindy lives in San Diego with her husband Dan, her beautiful 1 yr-old daughter Alexa, and her dogs Jaxson and Laika.

Contact Cindy at pilates.cindy@gmail.com to schedule an appointment or visit her at cindyjansenpilates.com.

Scroll down to Related Classes to check out Cindy’s recommendations mentioned above. Maybe they are your favorites too!

 

 

 

 

Andrea Maida

A native of Pittsburgh, Andrea began her study of the Pilates method in 2000. She holds two comprehensive certifications from Romana’s Pilates in New York and Excel Movement Studios in Washington, DC.  Andrea continues to study with numerous world-class instructors including Romana Kryzanowska, Jay Grimes, Sari Mejia-Santo, Junghee Kallander, Cynthia Lochard, and Kathryn Ross-Nash whenever possible. Andrea was privileged to be in the inaugural class of The Work at Vintage Pilates under the direction of Jay Grimes, 1st Generation Master Teacher and student of Joseph Pilates. 

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