The emotional experience that Pilates can be is what motivates me to teach. I want everyone to be able to get on the Reformer and connect with themselves for an hour, forget about burning calories, forget about work and focus entirely on what their bodies and minds are really capable of.
I love to be challenged with new experiences that make me grow as a fitness instructor. I am excited to work with all levels of clients and look forward to going to work every day! Bring a challenge to me and let’s work to achieve your goal!
Hi! I’m Eva Wennes. I am a Pilates instructor and Corrective Exercise Specialist in the Biomechanics Method. My passion for Pilates began shortly after a ski injury that left torn knee ligaments in 2002. After surgery, I missed exercising and could not participate in any physical activities.
Then a friend introduced me to Pilates.
I immediately fell in love.
No longer able to resist my heart, I switched careers and became a certified Mat and Apparatus (Equipment) Pilates instructor.
After teaching large group sessions in a big studio, I knew I wanted to do it different and work with 1 or at most, 2 clients at a time. In a group setting the individual’s needs aren’t addressed. I didn’t want to help in any other way, but knowing, that nobody felt left out.
I’ve seen many physical conditions and I realized how much I enjoy working with special needs clients.Therefore, I became certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, which allows me better help those with pain management and reduction.
Europilates, in North Park, San Diego began from my devotion to helping others.
Having taught Pilates for years, I felt a strong desire, to understand my clients’ bodies better. Why do people suffer daily, from the same nagging pain: foot, knee, lower back, shoulder, neck. Why do we hurt in the same areas? How could I better help my clients to eliminate pain? My curiosity about these questions only grew stronger, I knew there had to be an answer.
As law of attraction would have it, I discovered The Biomechanics Method: a systematic process specifically created to alleviate chronic pain, designed by Justin Price, one of the top musculoskeletal assessment and corrective exercise experts in the world.
This approach to pain relief is unique because it blends structural assessments, corrective exercise techniques and life coaching strategies into one system that people can easily follow and bring to their daily lives.
We abuse our bodies by overusing certain areas and under utilizing others. We create imbalances and then suffer from the consequences.
As a TBMM specialist, I perform a thorough musculo-skeletal assessment on every new client. I spend time listening to them, to better understand what their bodies are experiencing every day. Then we go through a number of tests to identify the origin of the excessive tightness, which results in limited Range of Motion (ROM). This gives me a thorough understanding on how they are developing chronic pain.
Based on my findings, I design an exercise program unique to their assessment, which addresses muscle tightness via self-massage (self-myofascial release), includes stretches and specific strengthening exercises, targeting the imbalances of the body.
People turn to Pilates, because they are in physical pain. Pilates alone can be wonderful in many ways,but there is something amazing that happens in the healing and balancing of the body when Pilates is Combined with TBMM. That’s why I continued my learning and enrolled in the level 2 Advanced Course of TBMM.
I have been excited to be one of 30 fitness professionals worldwide that currently hold a Level One TBMM certificate.
As of May 2013, that excitement was surpassed when I received my TBMM Level 2 certificate recognizing me as an Advanced Specialist in The Biomechanics Method. This places me as the first fitness professional in the world holding a level 2 certification!
I’m extremely grateful and excited because I want to help people have a body that doesn’t just allow fluid motion, but feels good and strong when in motion, enabling them to spend more time enjoying their life. Combining my diverse experience in Pilates with an advanced education in the best BioMechanics training helps me do that.
That’s my style, that’s Euro Pilates.
“I had been a Parkinson’s patient for four years when I went to Eva. She performed a thorough evaluation of my posture, flexibility, balance, and interests. Eva knew I was planning a trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp to raise money for Parkinson’s research and that in spite of my disease I led an active life style. Eva is very aware of the role physical activity plays in combating Parkinson’s. She developed a series of stretching and flexibility exercises that I could do at home and also while traveling. Her suggestions helped me improve a painful condition in my foot. I have continued her fitness regimen and leave for Nepal in less than two weeks.”
-Alan T., Ramona, CA
“Eva is the best Pilates instructor I have ever come across. I have traveled all over the US and Europe. When I have a break from work in a city, I schedule Pilates session. No one has every come close to Eva’s instruction and technique. She has helped me to build my core like no other sport. Worth every moment and dollar spent….”
-Kris T., Rancho Santa Fe
“Having done Pilates for 3 years, 3 times a week keeps my mind at peace and my body firm and strong. Eva’s diverse delivery of each session keeps it fresh, I never get bored of Pilates and always feel it the next day! Her knowledge of the anatomy and understanding of my personal injuries allows me to work out safely and pain free. Eva continually develops new exercise techniques and variations. I especially like cardio jump board and the circuit workouts. My posture, core and overall appearance has changed dramatically. I love Pilates!”
-Lois Hirsh, Rancho San Diego
“I have been working exclusively with Eva since October 2008 and have noticed a marked increase in my core strength and overall flexibility. I am a runner and decided to augment my exercise routine by adding Pilates twice weekly. I have tried several different instructors and have found Eva to be best in all categories. She has a true gift for Pilates instruction. Not only she is very knowledgeable about the Pilates doctrine, but she is patient and capably tailors her instruction to each student’s pace and abilities. She explains and demonstrates the various Pilates techniques and exercises clearly and more importantly, she is quick to spot and correct improper technique and does so graciously and in a most helpful manner. I highly recommend Eva as a Pilates instructor!”
-Ann Haddad, Point Loma
I have been taking EuroPilates classes with Eva for about 4 years. Eva is wonderful. She is a very knowledgeable instructor who is always researching new exercises and developments in Pilates. She constantly changes things up so that you are challenged and don’t get bored. Also if you are ever injured (as I have been recently through running!) she is able to accommodate and work around the issue as well as offering helpful advise on rehabilitation and preventative measures. She has been invaluable as a fitness coach and instructor and she is also a lot of fun to be around. I highly recommend her.
– Kimberly O., Point Loma
I’m so happy to have found EuroPilates!! I had been taking private pilates sessions for about a year, but had to find a new instructor since my gal was moving. She recommended Eva as an ideal replacement and I’m already addicted to my weekly sessions!! Eva is so well trained in posture alignment and injuries and she has a sharp trained eye for picking up on all of my bad habits that cause me pain. I usually walk in feeling a little tight since I am a runner- but I leave each time feeling strong, tall, and my shoulders are no longer up by my ears :) Eva also keeps her sessions going at a great pace to get a lot of work in, while providing great instruction and visualizations to get me in the perfect positions. All her Pilates tools and toys are great, no chance of getting bored!! If you are considering Pilates at all for pain relief or to get stronger, this is your place! Plus, you will love Eva’s warm personality and quiet studio…
– Lauren K., Mission Beach
I’ve been going to Eva for over 3 years now and she is by far the most AMAZING Pilates instructor on the planet! That’s right, I said PLANET! She really knows her stuff and customizes exercises depending on what is going on with your body at the time. She is always coming up with new and innovative moves to challenge and motivate you and has great attention to detail. She is so sweet and funny and I love her accent too! 🙂 You would be doing yourself a favor by going to Euro Pilates! Do it now!!!!
– Vicky K., La Jolla
I have been going to Europilates with Eva for 3 years now. I was first nervous about going to Pilates since I have never tried it or even really knew what it was about. I just heard friends tell me Pilates is a great workout. Eva did one on one sessions when I first started to teach me the basics and I have been doing semi-private classes three times a week since. I am hooked. I did try another studio once and really learned how great Eva is. She pays attention to our form and posture while pushing me to the next level. I have seen my body transform in the last 1 1/2 years. I am leaner and stronger. Eva is great and I highly recommend Europilates to anyone who is looking for a great Pilates instructor.
– A. D. Normal Hights
Eva’s pilates instruction is fantastic. She goes beyond simply making sure you get a good work-out; she’s very knowledgable about biomechanics, so she is able to really optimize work-outs, help strengthen problem areas, and work around any existing joint issues. I have scoliosis, and had intermittent back pain for years. Eva worked with me to strengthen my back and core, and my back has been so happy! I also think it’s important to mention that before finding Eva, I had NEVER stuck to a work-out regimen for more than a few months. I went to Eva for over 2 years, without interruptions, and only stopped because I moved away (sniff!). Pilates instruction can be pricey, but this is a REALLY good investment in yourself.
Erika D. St. Louis, MO
I have been going to EuroPilates for almost 3 1/2 years. In the beginning, I went to other Pilates studios as comparison and found Eva and her style of teaching Pilates to be exponentially superior to other studios! I have diligently gone to Pilates 1-2 times per week since I started and have yet to get bored in any of the classes. Eva manages to always provide variety in the class, while challenging us to do our best. I am notorious for “cheating” whenever I can (and sometimes without even realizing it) and somehow she always catches me! I have watched my body transform: I am much leaner and stronger than ever, my posture has improved, and the little aches and pains that come with age have been put to rest. Eva knows how to cater the work out to your needs and work with any physical issues you may have. And her prices are extremely competitive; you won’t find a better studio or instructor anywhere!
– Reena S. East Village
Europilates is the best thing that has ever happened to my health and strength. Before working with Eva I was flabby and tired and now I am stronger than ever and much more flexible than I have been since my childhood.
– Ellen L. South Park
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I am a Pilates instructor and Corrective Exercise Specialist in the Biomechanics Method. My passion for Pilates began shortly after a ski injury that left torn knee ligaments in 2002. After surgery, I missed exercising and could not participate in any physical activities.Read Full Story
“Eva is aware of the role physical activity plays in combating Parkinson’s. She developed a series of stretching and flexibility exercises that I could do at home and while traveling. Her suggestions helped me improve a painful condition in my foot. I have continued her fitness regimen and leave for Nepal in less than two weeks.”- Alan T., Ramona, CA