gait based Pilates, Oakland Pilates, rehabilitative Pilates

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Gait Based Pilates

  • Strengthen and align your entire body from the ground up

    Have you ever marveled at what an amazing and awe inspiring feat of skill and talent it is for the human body to be able to walk?  Even if you haven’t spent hours pondering how the heel strikes the ground, it’s pretty easy to see how walking is a repetitive movement for most of us.  Whether you are a gardener or a runner or a circus performer, walking is something that we have in common, and something that can highlight and clarify issues that may be limiting other activities — in any part of the body.  A synthesis of Linnea’s unique and diverse set of skills, Gait Based Pilates is functional training and corrective exercise based on your gait (walking) mechanics.

  • Experience the cutting-edge approach to gait mechanics: Anatomy in Motion

    Based on the revolutionary work of Gary Ward, Anatomy in Motion (AiM) gives practitioners a map into full body, 3D joint movement through 6 distinct phases of gait.  During most human movement, the foot is the only body part in contact with the ground. Therefor if something isn’t working well in your feet, it will have a direct impact on the rest of your body — and by improving the function of your feet, we can improve the function of your entire body.  In this way the work that we do during a session is reinforced with every step you take post-session.  Cool!

  • We offer Gait Based Pilates in private sessions for those who want one-on-one assessment and treatment, and in a group environment through ongoing classes and periodic workshops

One-on-one assessment and treatment

Sessions can be tailored to have a stronger focus on rehab/corrective exercises and progress into more fitness and strength as needed for your unique situation.  Start with an 85-minute initial first appointment for in-depth assessment.  Follow up appointments are 55-minutes.

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Gait Based Pilates Packages

Gait Based Pilates Intro 
one 85-minute initial session & two 55-minute returning sessions:  $270

Returning client packages: 55-minute sessions
5-pack: $525   10-pack: $1020   20-pack: $1980


Correct your gait in a group setting!

Walking Well Sunday Series

Commit to a four week series of classes in which you will learn about gait mechanics, analyze how you’re walking, and learn simple strategies to correct your gait.  By the end of the series, you’ll be Walking Well!

Next series dates TBA spring 2020.  Email us to be put on the pre-enrollment list and we will contact you first when we have finalized the schedule.

No experience necessary, beginners through athletes can enjoy improving their gait!

Gait Based Pilates, pilates group classes

Walking Well Series Rates

Four Week Series: $120

The Foot Workshop

This Special Workshop is offered occasionally throughout the year. 

If you don’t see a date below that works for you, email us and we’ll let you know first as soon as we schedule the next one.

gait based Pilates, gait workshops, feet rehab

Your feet are important to whole body health! Learn more about your incredible feet and find easy self care remedies to build balance and strength from the ground up.

Please don’t forget to bring your feet! In this workshop, we will use any issues or complaints the participants might have as a way to better understand our own alignment and walking mechanics.

  • Learn the basics about the sophisticated design of the human foot
  • Explore interactive movements with guided verbal and hands-on instruction to help you discover more about your own feet
  • Build an arsenal of easy self-care remedies to care for your feet and your whole body

Sunday, September 15

Regular price: $55
Early Bird pricing: $48 if registered by Sept. 1

 Space is limited, register today.

Above photos by Bénédicte Lassalle

Meet your Gait Specialist:  About Linnea

Pilates instructor, gait specialist, Oakland Pilates

Linnea Rothenmaier: Basi Pilates Instructor, AiM /corrective gait practitioner, certified personal trainer

With a history as a competitive athlete and circus performer, Linnea has seasoned the storm of many injuries and surgeries, and understands on a personal level how important it is to be pain free and strong- both for daily living, and to achieve performance goals.

Linnea is a rehabilitative pilates and yoga instructor and personal trainer.  She is skilled in Anatomy in Motion (Aim), Rocktape performance taping, and corrective exercise.  Linnea looks closely at the feet and the gait cycle (walking) as a way to assess and properly rehabilitate the structural alignment of the entire body. Linnea has over 10 years of active teaching, and coaching experience, helping thousands of clients from post-rehab to advanced athlete.

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