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Testimonials
PilatesThank you to all that I have had the honor to teach. I have learned so much from you and have been so happy being a part of your journey. I have enjoyed every moment of your laughter, growth and friendship.  Thank you!
  -Leia Stoeppler

Beautiful words written from my clients:

"Prenatal Pilates with Leia was one of the best decisions I made during my pregnancy.  I felt happier, more energetic, and more in tuned with the changes happening in my body.  I truly believe that Leia’s class helped get my body in great condition to deliver naturally as well as heal and recover.  Leia’s Prenatal Pilates class came with a high recommendation from my neighbor who had attended Leia’s class during her second pregnancy.  As my neighbor looked fantastic during her entire pregnancy, I could not pass up the advice.  I feel very fortunate to have gotten to attend Leia’s class.  She created a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere—one that was safe for myself and baby.  For that, I am thankful.  Leia possess a great knowledge of how the body functions and is without a doubt a wonderful Pilates instructor!"
Melissa,
Salt Lake City, UT

"Leia is a wonderful prenatal pilates instructor: she is calm and attentive, ensuring that I get a careful but rigorous work-out even in my advanced state of pregnancy. She's been working with me weekly since my 4th month and has really enhanced my strength and mobility, especially in my hips and back. Her help has been essential in maintaining my fitness so that I can easily continue taking care of my toddler son and stay active through hiking and other activities with my husband. I am hugely grateful for Leia's guidance and expertise."
Valerie (37 weeks pregnant)
Salt Lake City, UT 

"I started doing Pilates 8 years ago in a long overdue attempt to take control over a painful, lifestyle altering, lower back problem. I made substantial progress during these last 8 years, but it wasn’t until 2 years ago, when I started taking lessons from Leia Stoeppler, that the real improvement began. She pushed me to a new level and I now have a noticeably stronger core to show for it. Needless to say I’m a true believer in the Pilates method and grateful to Leia for showing me a better way by taking it up a notch or two. Her studio is clean, comfortable, cozy and conducive to both mat and machine exercises. And to top it all off, she is a wonderful individual to boot."
Jonathan
Salt Lake City

"Leia is an incredible Pilates instructor.  I have been in fitness for several years, having taught dance and group fitness at a studio I owned for 5 years.  I’ve seen several different teaching styles and worked with many different personalities.  In comparison, Leia stands out as exceptionally knowledgeable, personable, approachable, confident, experienced, and a great example of walking her talk!  She is always prepared with her own props/equipment and makes a fantastic environment out of whatever area she’s given to hold her classes.  She refers to everyone by name and commits to memory whatever personal details her students care to share with her. Not to mention my personal title for her: The Hottie Mommy with the Pilates Body JI love any opportunity I have to work with her, even if just to be in the presence of her energy!"
Niqui
Salt Lake City

"I have been taking classes with Leia for the last year and a half. I have taken pilates from a number of places in the Salt Lake valley, and she is hands-down my favorite instructor.  She brings a positive energy to each session, so even if I’m not feeling very motivated when I start, I am always happy to have attended class by the end. She is also extremely capable so I feel challenged with each class.  Finally, the thing I like the most is that she has a great sense of humor and classes are actually fun as well as challenging. I would (and have) recommend Leia to anyone looking for a fun and motivating pilates instructor!"
Risa,
Salt Lake City, UT

"Leia Stoeppler is an inspiring and dedicated Pilates instructor as well as a wonderful person.  Having done Pilates off and on for over 15 years, I can say with certainty that Leia is one of the best teachers I have encountered.  Whether in a group class or in a private lesson, she is able to work with clients individually and see what each body specifically needs in order to create the best workout for that person.  I have had several injuries and Leia has adapted my workouts to enhance and nurture progress in spite of not being able to work out at full capacity.  She is a gem and you will enjoy being in her presence!"
Katie,
Salt Lake City, UT

"Leia teaches with a wonderful combination of challenge and precision. As a student of hers, I've enjoyed and benefited from her attention to the uniqueness of my patterns of movement as well as her conscientiosness, creativity, and downright genuinely warm heart. I don't hesitate to refer clients to her for developing their strength, balance, fluidity and physical integrity."
Paul,
Salt Lake City, UT

"I first went to Leia's prenatal pilates class when I was only about 8 weeks pregnant. I wasn’t even showing yet, but already I was so tired and had morning sickness (which, unfortunately, lasted my entire pregnancy!). Even though I didn’t feel great, I looked forward to Leia’s classes, and the gentle but thorough workout and camaraderie they provided. Leia is not only a wonderfully kind and calm person, but she is very knowledgeable in pilates and the way our bodies work. When it got to be too much for me to travel to the studio, Leia did private lessons in my home. You could tell that she had a special interest in prenatal clients, and I’m sure that interest and knowledge has grown she has become a mother herself. I now live in a different state, but Leia and her pilates classes are one of the things I miss most about Utah!"
Maggie
Mt. Pleasant, SC 

"One of the best things I did for my body and my brain was sign up for Pilates.  Somehow I got lucky enough to find Leia!  She's a great instructor and coach.  She has a terrific sense of humor and friendly approach to teaching, but she still knows how to challenge you - so that you continue to gain strength and confidence.  I have joint issues (knees & hips) as well as a chronic shoulder injury and she was willing to tailor workouts to help me strengthen those areas as well as the more traditional Pilates emphasis on core.  I've noticed that she watches everyone closely, even in group classes, to be sure we use proper form and technique.  The exercises have helped me stay active and complimented my other sports (swimming, biking, & skiing).  Leia is also always willing to try and accommodate my schedule, which is often erratic.  I have recommended her to other friends, including one who saw her as a prenatal client and also really enjoyed working with her.  But beware - she can't count! - so be ready to do a few extra repetitions -- or maybe she has just fooled us all this time into thinking that, so we'd work a little harder - she's a tricky one! - tee hee! "
Lisa,
Salt Lake City, UT

“For me, Pilates was  something I knew my body (particularly my back) needed, but I’d hesitated for years before deciding to give it another try after close to 15 years away. I couldn’t have found a better instructor than Leia. Pilates is tough, and it can be intimidating, especially for newbies, but Leia is great at realizing each student’s potential. She knows my strengths and weaknesses and always asks how my body feels that day, if I’ve been working out, etc. Pilates helped me immensely when it came to running long distance races as it improved my posture and breathing, and Leia is a huge reason for that. She listens, observes my body and points out if I’m doing a move better than before (or not as well). I really appreciate that. I was away from Pilates for so long, but now I’m downright scared to think how my body would feel without it. Thanks Leia!”
Sam,
Salt Lake City, UT

"Leia has been my Pilates instructor for nearly two years and continues to challenge me each and every class.  Just about the time I think I have mastered one of the exercises, she always finds a way to step it up while taking care not to aggravate any injuries.  Leia's deep knowledge of Pilates and how it pertains to the human body makes her an excellent instructor."
Trevor
Salt Lake City, UT

"Taking prenatal pilates from Leia really helped keep my strength up during pregnancy. I looked forward to it every week also, to check in with my friends I made during class who were also experiencing similar things with their bodies. I feel like it helped me avoid the common back pain that women experience while pregnant. Thank you Leia!!"
Carrie
Salt Lake City

"I first starting taking Pilates from Leia when I was pregnant. I always looked forward to her classes. They not only helped me stay limber and fit, but I also really enjoyed spending time with the other women. After I had my son, I continued her classes for my Postpartum recovery. Leia's class "hurts so good!" Her mix of knowledge of and sensitivity to people's varying situations makes her classes both challenging and and manageable."
Jessica
Salt Lake City, UT

"I starting pilates with Leia after the birth of my third baby and to help with low back pain with numbness into my leg.  I have enjoyed each and every session with Leia, she challenges my current fitness level and helps direct and push me to improve.  The best part of pilates for me isn't just the core strength I now have, or the improvement with my low back issues, but that Pilates makes me feel graceful and strong and confident with my body."
Kristina, 
Salt Lake City

"I first started Pilates one year ago with Leia as my instructor.  Upon our initial meeting, I was drawn to her warm, kind personality and instantly felt comfortable in her classes.  An excellent teacher, Leia is knowledgeable and motivated, and classes are always fun but challenging.  Over the year, I have seen tremendous improvements in flexibility and core strength.  My abs and arms have never been more toned!  I love the benefits a Pilates workout provides and thank Leia for introducing me to this practice."
Courtney,
Eugeune, OR

"Leia's knowledge of prenatal pilates was very helpful for me durning my pregnancy.  She showed me ways to modify exercises so they were safe as well as showing me specific moves that were beneficial during pregnancy."
Sarah,
Portland, OR


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