Client Testimonials

Pilates Reviews

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“I started training with Liana almost three years ago when my youngest child was 8 months old. I was ready to finally get my body back after having my children. Liana changed my life both physically and mentally. Before I had children I had taken the traditional Pilates method for about 4 years at a different studio.  Training with Liana and incorporating her methods opened up a whole new world of Pilates for me. Training now 4 days a week, she is constantly switching things up and introducing me to new techniques on a regular basis. I love that the workouts are always changing as I’m never bored and look forward to each and every session. Her gorgeous new studio is such a peaceful and serene place and Liana is always so gracious and happy in working with her clients. I’ve never looked forward to working out like I do with Liana. Her encouragement is endless and she is truly invested in helping her clients reach their goals. Not only did I lose the final 10 pounds of baby weight still lingering, but continued on to lose a total of 20 pounds! At 40 I feel that my body is in the best shape it has ever been.”
- Sarah C.

“I have been going to Liana’s Pilates classes twice a week for the past 2 months. I have honestly never seen better results from a type of exercise or trainer than I have with Liana’s Pilates classes! It is so much fun, and I always feel stronger and more toned afterward. She’s a great teacher – explains things really well, gives modifications, puts together amazingly creative and challenging workouts, and motivates you to keep going. I highly recommend her for anyone looking to tone, lose weight, improve strength, or just mix up their fitness routine!”
Natalie Y.

“I wanted to write to let you and your clients know that I am thrilled with the Pilates class. It looks easy but gets every part of your body in an hour. My husband has noticed results after just two weeks which is exciting to me and makes me more motivated when he is seeing changes in me that fast!! I love it and Liana is always making sure you are doing it correctly to get the most out of it. Plus – you can’t help but want to keep doing it when you see her body and that’s what she does. Love her and getting to like my body – thanks to her!!!”
— Natasha G.

Pilates for Athletic Performance Reviews:

“If I could give 10 stars, I would. I’ve raced 9 Ironman Triathlons, even more half-Ironman distance races, and dozens more shorter distance races. It wasn’t until I began with Liana that I realized how important pilates is for EVERY person generally, and every triathlete specifically. It is integral for both the prevention of injury and the enhancement of performance.

It boils down to three things: Liana is a terrific teacher, and more importantly, a FANTASTIC communicator—you always know what she means (and if you don’t speak “pilates” this is extremely helpful). Second, she personalizes the classes for your needs based on what she sees and what you ask for. Third, she is extremely responsive—if you have a question, she always has an answer, whether it be in person or over e-mail. Put it this way: you get way more than your money’s worth.

If you want to try pilates on any level, you should not pass over Liana for anyone.”
— Joe S.

“In just the past 2 months since I’ve added Mauro Pilates to my weekly cross-training routine, I’ve noticed a marked improvement in my balance, leg strength, and stability while running on the road and especially on trails.  Liana has an amazing arsenal of exercises to keep both your mind and body challenged.  This helped me recover quickly from a Kona-qualifying race at Ironman Cozumel in late November 2011 and 6 weeks later place 6th at the 2012 USATF 100km Trail National Championships in Bandera, TX.  If you’re injury-prone or looking to remain injury-free, I highly recommend Mauro Pilates!!!!”
- Paul T.

“Mauro Pilates is a great, intimate Pilates studio in Westlake. As an avid ultra-runner, I’ve always heard Pilates is great for building core strength but wow! It was better than I could have expected. Our instructor was fantastic, patient and challenging. I honestly didn’t think it would be as intense as it was. I do regular core work and yoga but I was sore for a few days. Can’t wait to go back for another lesson!

The studio is great, the equipment is top of the line, as are the ladies who run this studio. Couldn’t have been better!”
-Pam H.

Injury & Rehabilitation Reviews:

“I’ve been taking classes/private sessions at Mauro Pilates for about 10 months.  I was recommended to take Pilates for therapeutic reasons, by the Mayo Clinic, after being evaluated for surgical solutions to cervical injuries resulting in drastically reduced range of motion and constant pain.  After just a few months I was pain free and back to participating in normal activities.

Liana and her select staff are remarkably better at providing a challenging, effective, session, with expert queuing, and a balanced attention to form, rehab, mobility, and exercise.

The new studio is well equipped with high end equipment and is always spotless.”
- Jeff L.

“My physical therapist recommended that I take Pilates lessons with Liana because he felt that she had a unique talent for injury rehabilitation. He was correct. I have been having private sessions at Mauro Pilates for a year now and my injury is mostly healed. I highly recommend Liana Mauro if you have an injury and her studio in general if you want to get strong and balanced.”
- Sally D.

“When, after 4 months of physical therapy for a knee injury, I was still unable to go back to my dance classes, I signed up for pilates sessions with Liana. Through her knowledge and careful instruction, these sessions not only strengthened my knee and surrounding muscles, but they gave me a newfound knowledge of my body alignment and allowed me to continue dancing.”
Claudia A.

“For the past 9 months, I have suffered from a collapsed disc in my back at L4-L5. I had been in a boot camp and doing high intensity plyometric exercises and my back just gave out. I had very sharp, stabbing pain going from my lower back down my legs. After a few weeks of physical therapy, nothing was changing. Then I found pilates! My instructor, Liana, changed my life! I had been so depressed from not exercising and being in so much pain all the time. After about 6 weeks of core strengthening exercises I started to recover! I was pain free in 4 months, which if you have had back pain, you know is not a very long time. The core abdominal work and stretching truly is the best exercise if you have had any injury. And pilates is an exercise you can do your whole life!”
Mari J.

“Liana is great!  I have chronic fatigue and shoulder issues, after a session with Liana I felt challenged and well worked out within my limitations.  Liana took the time to assess the issues I deal with and took care not to over do my work out.  The day after, which in my case is always the test — I still felt good, my shoulders were looser with more movement and I can’t wait for my next session!”
Hilary C.