As a master Pilates instructor since 2008, Alyse Farkas has worked with thousands of clients, helping them look and feel better. Her customized classes, which have been sold out for 13+ years, are a testimony to her knowledge of the body, her motivational techniques and her goal-oriented client support that sets her apart as one of the premier Pilates instructors in Southern California.
Alyse is renowned for challenging her clients to push harder in her rigorous classes leaving practitioners initially exhausted, but then renewed and replenished with energy. She focuses on the whole body helping clients strengthen all their muscle groups, especially their core, which wraps the skeleton for perfect posture and impacts the back and joints.
As the founder of Reformacore, Alyse is fiercely dedicated to not only helping her clients get into shape, but also live pain free, a world that was very familiar to her when she was in her early twenties. Too often, she found herself suffering with excruciating back pain. X-rays confirmed scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. Her orthopedic surgeon recommended physical therapy, including Pilates exercises, which strengthened the core muscles around her spine to help with alignment and correct posture. Thrilled with the relief from periodic back pain and from weeks in bed every few months, Alyse decided to dedicate herself to helping others. She threw herself into becoming an expert at Pilates and took a rigorous physical and written exam to become a certified Stott Pilates instructor. “I’m passionate about Pilates,” said Alyse, who has not had debilitating back pain since she started Pilates training in 2005.