In 2004, I met my mentor, Ms. Lesley Powell, the founder of the Movements Afoot Pilates Studio in NYC. I was suffering from a herniated spinal disc at that time,and Pilates efficiently helped me to overcome my back problem. It literally changed my life!
Pilates is a body/mind exercise program originally created in the1920s by Joseph H. Pilates in Germany. Pilates uses apparatus such as the Reformer and Springboard to guide and control body movements, promoting alignment and lengthening the body overall. Pilates promotes physical harmony and balance for people of all ages and physical conditions. At that time, I decided to promote this refreshing and energizing workout in Japan.
Through the PhysicalMind Institute at the Balanced Body University in New York, I attained the Pilates Equipment Certification. I also studied Bartenieff Fundamental and Yoga. After completing these courses in the U.S,I started my own Movements Unity Pilates Studio in Japan.In order to improve my instruction and stay up-to-date,I periodically attend a variety of overseas training courses.
I wish to make use of my substantial knowledge about human anatomy,and I strive to deliverthe best quality training to each of my students.
Our studio,Movements Unity Pilates Studio,is located in Nagano City,Japan.
We offer both private and semi-private lessons (group of 2-5students). Our facility is equipped with Balanced Body equipment such as Cadillac, Reformer and Chairs.
Healthy leisure activities outside the studio are readily available because Nagano Prefecture has one of the most impressive highland areas, the Japan Alps. And Nagano City is close to one of the world’s best ski resorts,”Hakuba,” the 1998 Winter Olympic ski jump venue.
“Dedication and patience are two essential qualifications to become a great Pilates teacher.
Mayumi Ito’s dedication to her teaching will change your fitness.”
– Lesley Powell
Movements a Foot (Pilates studio)
■Each Pilates session is individually programmed to meet your individual goals. Each session is 60-minutes long. Our trainers conduct an assessment of your posture and advise you about which exercises would be best for you.
■Rate for Nagano Studio classes
1-hour private session:¥8,000(tax included)
5-hours package(good for 3 months):¥39,000
10-hours package(good for 3 months):¥78,000
■Family class package
You can form your own class with your family or friends(up to 5 people):¥5,000 (per person)
■Rate for Tokyo and other Cities
Please contact me for more information.
To help our studio run efficiently, please note our studio policies.
Thank you in advance.
24-Hour Cancellation/Rescheduling Notice:
・Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or the full session fee will be charged.
・Applies to pre-registered classes and all sessions.
Monday-Friday:9:00-21:00 (last appointment: 20:00)
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays:9:00-19:00 (last appointment: 18:00)
Minamichitose, Nagano-shi, Nagano
Arriving by train: 3-minute walk from JR Nagano Station West(Zenkoji) Exit.
Arriving by car:There are several pay parking lots near the studio.
■ For more information,contact us at:http://movements-unity.pilates-studio.jp/contact/