Monika Wozniak is a San Diego native who holds a BA in city planning from UCSD and an MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) from UC Berkeley. She completed her certification through Body Arts and Science International (BASI). She has also completed BASI Pilates for the Rehabilitating Client, BASI Finding and Fixing Movement Faults, BASI Set up for Success precision training parts I and II in reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda chair. She loves focusing on form, technique and body awareness in her classes. Monika loves making people smile and cracking jokes so you’re likely to get an additional ab workout from laughing. We asked Monika what Pilates and San Diego mean to her.
Pilates of San Diego: What do you think about Pilates?
Monika: Pilates is one of the most wonderful exercises ever created! It connects movement with breath and mind with body. It’s appropriate for any age and ability. I’ve loved working with all types of clientele from athletes to elderly populations. Pilates has allowed me to help improve mobility, strength and body awareness in all my clients and it’s one of the most rewarding careers I’ve had.
Pilates of San Diego: What do you think about San Diego?
Monika: San Diego is a very fitness oriented city. With perfect weather nearly year round we’re fortunate to be able to spend so much time outside. Pilates is the perfect addition to the many popular outdoor sports practices here in San Diego: walking, road and mountain biking, hiking, swimming, surfing, golfing, running, horse-back riding and beach volleyball (among many others!).