Healer highlight: Tiffany Bennett of Be Real Pilates
Trying something new
The Bay Area is full to the brim with personal trainers, physical therapists, and fitness instructors. We have so many options to choose from it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, I've found Tiffany, a classically trained Pilates instructor offering private lessons on the Reformer and Cadillac in her Temescal studio. What are those things, you ask? I didn't know either when I began, and I had heard that Pilates was some sort of exercise devised for ballerinas, which I most definitely am not.
Pain relief through Pilates
Tiffany dispelled all my false assumptions at my first lesson- she offers grounded instruction that's custom tailored for the individual, meeting each client at their own ability level. The work is about strengthening your core but it's not about getting rock hard abs or a perfect six pack. With support from Tiffany, I have found relief from chronic low back pain and a renewed sense of vitality in my body. She is thorough, present, and makes working out feel like a breeze with her calm demeanor and sense of humor. If you have been dealing with pain or injuries and want to take your recovery to the next level, I highly recommend contacting Tiffany!
I am a classically trained instructor offering Pilates lessons suitable for all ages, abilities, shapes, sizes, genders and activity levels. At Be Real you can expect custom-tailored lessons geared towards your body's unique needs. You can also count on body positivity in an environment free of judgements and body shame. Think Pilates isn't for you? Be real! All bodies- from athletes to dancers, strippers, strutters, strollers, students, nine-to-fivers, farmers, healers, yogis, mamas, dads, aunties, grandfolks, and cousins, too -are deserving of the benefits of this dynamic and diverse method of exercise. If chronic pain and/or illness and injury are an ongoing reality for you, I would be honored to help you find ways to manage and mitigate your condition with an ongoing rehabilitative program.
~from the Be Real Pilates website
The Be Real Body line of products
I can't neglect to mention that Tiffany also makes an all natural, luxurious and effective line of body care products called Be Real Body with her partner Lauren. Available on Etsy or locally at Show and Tell Oakland, Wild Child Oakland, Five Flavors Herbs, and more. Their aluminum-free natural deodorant is the best I've ever tried, especially for sensitive skin!