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Pilates is a body conditioning practice that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back.

Your focus starts from the center, or "core," then progresses outward; lengthening and decompressing all vertebrae of the spine and joints. As you sculpt and realign your body, you will gain lean muscle, and notice new definition throughout your body.

Joanie came to Pilates from an extensive dance background in NYC about thirty years ago. Check out her full resume linked below.  Over the years, she has witnessed and experienced the incredible restorative and re-aligning powers of this work.

Joanie has a special gift for working with people who have physical challenges. She has had much success with clients suffering from herniated discs, spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia, Ehler's-Danlos syndrome, hip, knee, and ankle replacement surgeries, C sections, scoliosis and much more! 


Joanie says her respect and understanding of this method deepens and increases everyday with each new client (and body) she teaches. 


“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference,

in 20 you will see the difference,

and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body.”

~Joseph Pilates


Each class focuses on proper alignment, length and strength of your core, and moving from the inside out. Pilates will leave you feeling energized and buoyant - many perceived "problems" are simply a matter of poor alignment and misplaced tension. Diminished pain and increase of energy are often experienced, as well as a longer, leaner, firmer, and taller silhouette. 


Pilates will strengthen your core, correct your alignment, and improve flexibility and balance. Students report more overall well-being, better sex life, and increased energy levels. 

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Pilates encourages you to move from the muscles closest to the bones, creating the long and lean bodies that are healthy, efficient, and "attractive"! The toning and stretching together with releasing tension from the large muscles of the shoulders, lower back and hip flexors leads to ergonomic movement and better sense of well being. 


We will systematically activate all layers of the abdominals; the abdominals rectus (six-pack, or eight-pack muscles), internal and external oblique's (waistline), and the lower transverse abdominals (for flatter bellies, and better support of the lower back, central nervous system, and internal organs).


Joanie's approach is slow and gentle, breaking down each movement in order to fully understand the purpose and correct execution of each specific Pilates exercise.

Getting Started...

Aloha Pilates Hawai'i offers lessons from Kona to Kohala!

Hawi: Monday and Tuesday, 8:30-2:30pm

Kona: Thursday and Friday, by appointment only


Privates (1:1)


Single - $85

5 sessions - $400

10 sessions - $750


Semi-Privates (only available at certain locations):


Single session - $60 each

5 sessions - $250 each 

10 sessions- $450 each

Please call, TEXT, or email Joanie directly for appointments:
(805) 331-0916

**Please fill out your intake form and

liability waiver and either email them

to Joanie, or bring them to your first


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