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Sachiko's Vision and Background in Pilates

In addition to her career as a Flamenco dancer, Sachiko is also a certified Pilates instructor.  After going through an injury that temporarily prevented her from dancing, she became interested in human anatomy and movements from the scientific point of view.  She thought Pilates would keep her in shape for the rigorous Flamenco steps and prevent her from more injuries.  She went through a STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer instructor training and got certified in 2018.  She became a fully certified instructor with all the apparatuses with STOTT PILATES® in 2022.  She loves Pilates as a way to keep the body strong and resilient, because it is a whole body workout in every direction.  She has worked at Pilates studios including Sweatshop Health Club and Club Pilates.  She loves to work with clients with all abilities and conditions, however her special interest is working with clients with acute injuries or chronic pain.  Currently, she is enrolled in the Diploma of Clinical Pilates by Breathe Education ( which focuses on rehabilitation and the pain science through the lens of Pilates.  She is planning to complete it in December, 2023.  

Working with Clients

Sachiko works with clients in private sessions in a studio in South Minneapolis.  Please send her a message if you are interested in sessions with her.  Her approach is to understand each client's individual needs and goals and work collaboratively to achieve them, whether it is to restore some physical functions or to build and maintain the client's strength and abilities.  Here is the general flow of how to start Pilates training with Sachiko:

1. Initial Intake: You will receive general information about Sachiko's private sessions.  After making an first appointment, you will fill out an intake form and sign a liability waiver.

2. Setting Goals: Based on the intake form, you and she will set goals for your training.     

3. Tracking Goals: Throughout the sessions, Sachiko will check in with you to evaluate the progress the training has made to achieve your goals.    

What is Pilates? Why is it important to do it?

Pilates is for everybody and every body. 

Pilates, originally called Contrology, was created and developed as an exercise method by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967).  Today, Pilates is done all over the world.  Numbers of research papers show that it is one of the most effective methods for strength/flexibility/control training and pain management.  There are various apparatuses to use including Reformer, Mat, Cadillac and Chair. 


Human bodies are designed to keep moving and get stronger to adopt to heavier loads.  Though Pilates, you will be able to achieve your life or professional goals by improving your physical mobility/strength/resilience and controlling pain.  You will feel more confident and happier because your body will be stronger and ready for the movements you wish to do well and without pain through Pilates.   


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