22315 Mulholland Highway Calabasas, California 91302

Maricar Pratt  

Certified Physicalmind Instructor

As a former certified massage therapist (certified through the Institute of Phsyco-Structual Balance in Santa Monica), I became interested in Pilates for its rehabilitative and strengthening qualities. I was exposed to the benefits of Pilates working in a physical therapy office, where I noticed the safe benefits and rapid improvements on post-surgical patients. I later enrolled and received my Pilates certification through The Physicalmind Institute in New York. I continued my education with Jillian Hessel at the Well Tempered Workout in West Hollywood studying an extensive Cadillac course for the special populations. I received my Personal Training Certificate through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America as well as a member of IDEA and The Pilates Method Alliance. I am also certified in CPR through the American Heart Association. Before opening BetterBody in Agoura Hills and Calabasas, I was a personal trainer and Pilates Instructor at physical therapy offices in West Los Angeles and West Lake Village as well as in public and private gyms. I am currently working with a medical doctor, physical therapist, and acupuncturist to create a specific and tailored program that will balance and restore the body to its natural and healthy state. BetterBody is a fully equipped Pilates method studio offering private, semi-private and group instruction. Our staff of experience professionals will customize a fitness program for your individual needs, including rehabilitation, pre & post prenatal, dance, golf, improving athletic performance or overall conditioning.