About Mind 2 Body™

In the fall of 2008, Lani Pelino opened Mind 2 Body™, a stylish, fully equipped studio offering authentic, classical pilates, yoga and the GYROTONIC® exercise method.  Mind 2 Body™ started out of Lani’s home, but with tremendous word-of-mouth she outgrew the small space and opened a full-sized studio to accommodate her growing clientele.  Located in Studio City, California, Mind 2 Body™ is also an authentic, classical pilates training center. Mind 2 Body™ offers clients the opportunity to utilize any and all of these systems to maximize their fitness goals and enhance their quality of life through powerfully transformative movement.
 

Mind 2 Body™ is equipped with the latest and most innovative classical pilates equipment from Gratz and Pilates Designs by Basil. Our pilates apparatus includes all of the following: Mats, Reformers, Tower Units, Cadillac, Guillotine Tower, Arm Chair, Wunda Chair, High Chair, Pedi-Pull, Ladder Barrel, Swedish Bars, Spine Correctors, and Barrels. We also pride ourselves on offering all of the accessories as well: neck stretcher, tensometer, foot corrector, push-up device, TV exercise box, and magic circles.

Also available at Mind 2 Body™ are the GYROTONIC® Pulley Towers – The Cobra Elite. We have three of these units, allowing us to offer group classes as well as private sessions. We also have The Jumping Stretching Board, The Archway, The Leg Extension Unit, and the GYROTONER®.

Mind 2 Body™ reflects, nurtures, and supports the importance of the mind/body connection, which is the paradigm of our teaching goals. At Mind 2 Body™, we understand that each person is unique. We use an individual and holistic approach to physical and mental wellness. Your wellness goals influence your training sessions, which are individually tailored to your specific needs. We are dedicated to serving people of all ages and all physical conditions.


Philosophy

There are various approaches to exercise and fitness. While some people are more comfortable with the phrase "work out", we prefer the phrase "work in." We see "working in" as being less concerned with pushing your body to the brink, and more concerned with the integrity of each exercise and thinking about every movement as it is being executed. It is easy to teach choreography and generic cueing, but we believe that there is no formula for teaching.  At Mind 2 Body™, we recognize that all of our clients are multi-faceted, with varying needs and physical concerns. We see the individual and teach according to the person in front of us. 

Our philosophy is simple. All movement techniques should be focused on leading a client toward an optimal body state. As each client progresses toward his or her own state of perfect alignment, relaxed movement, and natural expression, the client will, quite naturally, become increasingly healthy and joyful. Ultimately, we empower each client to have a deep understanding of his or her unique optimal body state, and we teach movements the client can then use in day-to-day life to maintain a joyous, healthy and whole self.


Mission

Mind 2 Body™ is a studio dedicated to the education of The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning and The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. We utilize these approaches to deepen the connection between your work-in / workout, and your day-to-day life. It is our hope that our clients leave the studio with greater insight about their bodies and incorporate that into their lives. We believe that Pilates and GYROTONIC® are very much about autonomy and responsibility for one’s own well-being. We do not intend for these systems to “stand alone”, but to serve as a foundation for other activities.

These unique systems were not designed to make our clients dependent of us or a piece of equipment; it is meant for our clients to be stronger in daily activities and sports. It should become a foundation for everything else that you do in your life, and Mind 2 Body™ aims to give you the tools to do just that. Using the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and principles, Mind 2 Body™ teachers help each client apply these methods at levels appropriate for the client's body and mind. Our emphasis is on learning exercises and techniques in ways that support each individual's effort to master these skills and carry them forward into one's daily life. We seek to challenge and inspire, and we believe that these methods serve as a foundation for a life well-lived.


Green Mission

Mind 2 Body™ is a green studio. We are constantly improving our efforts to conduct business in environmentally friendly ways.

Our cleaning supplies are green. Rather than using harsh chemicals, we seek out natural oils and essences that give the studio an efficient clean as well as a soothing scent. We use bamboo towels to wipe down all equipment as opposed to paper towels. Our restrooms contain green paper towels and toilet paper as well as organic hand soap. We stock eco-conscious product lines which are vegan and cruelty free.

We try to light the studio with natural sunlight whenever possible.  When we can’t, we use energy-efficient bulbs. Our new studio mats contain no PVC or chloride, and are latex-free, for those with allergies. Our rollers are made of long-lasting foam, which reduce waste in our landfills while utilizing eco-conscious yoga accessories.  In an effort to make the studio paperless, we use an online scheduling system, MindBodyOnline.com.

We are committed to following sustainable business practices. At Mind 2 Body™, we would like to leave this planet in better shape than when we found it. By continuing to implement green alternatives, we hope to inspire our clients and partners to do the same. We believe in contributing to creating a healthier, happier, greener planet and will make every effort to do so.