mama, actress, advocate and Pilates maven
My husband and I are both Broadway performers and having danced most of our lives, Pilates has always been a great way to keep our bodies balanced and injury free. We have taken classes for many years, TAKING PILATES WITH LEANNE IS A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE. It’s an amazing workout. She is so in tune with the people in her class that the entire session is pure joy. A knockout teacher! The best we have studied with, we would travel anywhere to do her class!
Leanne has a gift for teaching. She brings joy, kindness, compassion, and clarity to her instruction and, WHEN YOU WALK OUT OF ONE OF HER CLASSES, YOU GENUINELY FEEL STRONGER INSIDE AND OUT. She is almost more excited for her students’ growth and progress than they are! HER ENERGY IS CONTAGIOUS AND HER CLASSES ARE ALWAYS CHALLENGING, INSPIRING, SAFE AND WELL DESIGNED.
As a Master Pilates instructor my experience with you on many levels is above and far beyond... As a substitute teacher your excellent ability to accommodate many varying degrees of fitness has proven so valuable. My clients request you over any other instructor. My own sessions with you are so rewarding you always inquire about my well being and study my biomechanics to determine how to choreograph each class resulting in a multi-dimensional, fulfilling class. Always grateful for our time together.
As a Pilates instructor, and as a person, Leanne is truly one-of-a-kind. I attended her classes at Club H in NYC for three years while attending law school in the area. I even made sure to schedule my law classes around her Pilates classes. From the very first class I took with her, I was hooked. First of all, LEANNE’S CLASS IS GEARED TOWARDS PEOPLE OF ALL SKILL LEVELS. SHE ALWAYS PROVIDED MODIFICATIONS TO MAKE THE EXERCISES BOTH EASIER AND HARDER, ENSURING THERE IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE so clients can continue to progress without getting bored. However, even more importantly for me, Leanne added a very special, personal touch to her classes. She is genuinely interested in fostering relationships with her clients. She always made sure to learn each new client’s name and talk to them about their prior Pilates experience to ensure they would feel comfortable during the class. Even in a packed class, she manages to provide personal attention and make sure everyone is doing the exercises correctly. I always looked forward to Leanne’s classes – they were both a much-needed mental break from law school as well as a chance to improve my fitness and further enhance my love for the practice.
Leanne is the greatest! She is THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL INSTRUCTOR THAT I’VE EVER HAD. She gently pushes you towards your goals by inspiring you to work to your personal limits with encouragement like, ‘You’ve got this,’ ‘Go towards the heat,’ ‘You’re changing muscle!’ Her positive attitude is wonderful AND EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK SO HARD DURING THE CLASS, YOU COME OUT FEELING INCREDIBLY RELAXED. I would and do recommend Leanne to everyone I know!
I’ve done yoga and been to different physical therapists and still had pain in my hip. Leanne was the first teacher to ever help my hip. Because of her teaching and techniques my hip has gotten stronger as well as the rest of my body.
Best Pilates teacher ever! LEANNE HAS THAT INCREDIBLE SOOTHING AURA THAT PUTS YOU AT EASE AND MAKES YOU DE-STRESS RIGHT AWAY. I didn’t really believe that Pilates could change your body (especially when I was already thin) before taking a class with her. After my first 2 weeks (2 class/week) I could already feel the difference in my posture and was already more flexible. In 4 weeks my abs were back, my core strong, and my legs tapered! Thank you so much Leanne for everything, you are not only an amazing teacher, you are an amazing person.
Leanne guides with a spirit and energy that makes her classes both spiritually restful and physically invigorating. I TAKE ALL KINDS OF CLASSES, FROM YOGA TO KICKBOXING, AND LEANNE HAS THE RARE ABILITY TO MAKE EACH CLASS NEW AND CHALLENGING.
Leanne Barrineau’s Pilates technique was the most challenging, rewarding session I’ve ever had. I’m an actor and former dancer, and am constantly seeking workouts that tone my body into lean muscles, as how I look is part of my job. Leanne’s professional, encouraging demeanor, while offering an intensive full body workout, pushes you to your maximum. She never hesitates to explain the reason behind each movement. Every time we train I learn something new about my body, and about Pilates in general. Leanne is one of the top Pilates Instructors in New York City, which is, in itself, an outstanding accomplishment. I’ll return again and again.
I’ve taken Leanne’s Pilates class at Club H Fitness. SHE GIVES THE MOST ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THAT I’VE HEARD OF HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR MUSCLES PROPERLY. The result is that the workout does actually feel different than any abdominal exercises you do in a different class. It’s a very intense workout with an amicable teacher, which in general is something you want at a gym.
Leanne is an amazing teacher for both group classes and privates. Her energy is contagious and she gives great corrections. I love how each class is different; she does a great job varying the exercises for each class while still working the entire body! I highly recommend Leanne’s class for anyone at any level!!
Taking your Pilates class was an experience I really enjoyed. The attention that you paid to individuals was encouraging. I want to thank you for giving me that private lesson over at Club H, it really helped while taking your class. Since taking your class however, I have not participated in anyclasses given here at work. In my opinion you are one of the best instructors I have taken classes with, and that includes aerobics, spin,and circuit training. I wish you the best.
Never having done Pilates before entering Leanne’s class for the first time in February 2009, I was a bit concerned as to how well I would do. LEANNE MADE ME FEEL COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE AS SHE DOES ALL OF HER STUDENTS. SHE HAS AN AMAZING ABILITY TO RUN A FULL CLASS AND AT THE SAME TIME DEVOTE SPECIFIC ATTENTION TO INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS. Attending class twice a week, I quickly advanced to an intermediate level and really enjoy the benefits of Pilates and how it complements other areas of my workout routine.Leanne can expertly teach a class filled with multiple levels at the same time with everyone feeling like it’s the perfect class for them. Her classes never get boring because she always varies the routine. She always pushes us, yet reminds us to pay attention to our bodies, our level, and be aware of any sore muscles we may be dealing with from our exercise routine. I highly recommend Leanne as an expert teacher of Pilates. I wish all of my teachers in life could be as great as her.
The best Pilates classes I’ve taken have been with Leanne. She has such a kind demeanor and is so attentive to everyone in the room, while definitely giving a HARD workout. Every class is different and difficult in it’s own way. Because of regularly attending Leanne’s class, my interest in Pilates grew and I recently became certified...and I can thank Leanne for that!
Leanne is one of the best instructors I’ve had in this city. SHE IS PERFECTLY ARTICULATE, PATIENT AND HAS A VOICE LIKE SILK. THE IMAGERY SHE CREATES THROUGH HER WORDS ALONE PRODUCE PRECISE EXECUTIONS OF EACH MOVE. Leanne is hands-on with each of her clients and makes adjustments when necessary. I can guarantee that anyone who works with Leanne will not be disappointed. She’s simply fantastic!!
Joseph Pilates demonstrated that mental and physical health are inter-related and carefully designed and controlled exercises can cure illness. After my hip and knee injury, I sought help in Leanne Barrineau’s Pilates classes. SHE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL INSTRUCTOR WHO MASTERS BOTH CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY METHODS INTUITIVELY ENCOURAGING EACH STUDENT’S BODY TO RESPOND TO THE CORRECTIVE EXERCISES. Leanne is very observant, noticing when I was below par or when I had body imbalances, and tailored her instructions according to my needs. With her intelligent approach and most kind help following my hip and knee injury, explaining the relationship between the skeletal structure and the muscular system, I learned to apply the medical gymnastics to my skiing. Now, I not only ski better but with much less effort and fatigue.
EACH TIME LEANNE WALKS INTO OUR PILATES CLASS I LET GO OF THE STRESS OF MY DAY AND IMMEDIATELY FEEL READY TO WORK because of the positive attitude and energy she displays. When she is with a class, she is completely focused on the group as a whole – getting to know people on a personal level and ensuring they are working at their full potential.I leave her classes feeling challenged and with a renewed sense of energy and inner peace. I come back again because she remembers my name, my limitations, and where I am in my work so that each time she can push me to be better.
Leanne is a fantastic Pilates instructor and I always look forward to her classes. When I first joined the class I was new to the city, the gym and Pilates, and was a bit unsure of how things worked. However, Leanne was so welcoming she put me at ease straight away and I felt completely comfortable. At the beginning of each class Leanne always asks the students about their bodies and will give advice on how to modify if required. Throughout the class she continuously checks each student to ensure they are implementing the moves correctly and provides lots of individual attention so you know that your body is in safe hands. Leanne is very approachable and is always available after class to answer questions or offer advice. She is extremely friendly and ensures that everyone, working at all levels, benefits from her class. Since starting Pilates I have noticed significant improvements in my body. I am much stronger, more toned and flexible. I suffer with lower back pain and Pilates has been great in helping me build up my core muscles to relive some of the tension build up.Leanne is a lovely person, as well as a fantastic Pilates instructor, and I would highly recommend you try one of her classes for a great full body workout.
Leanne is a wonderful teacher. SHE IS A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL and has all of the qualities needed to keep her students (and class) motivated and focused on their goals. SHE IS PATIENT, SPECIFIC, COMPASSIONATE, AND INSPIRING. But most of all she is tremendously generous with her time. SHE IS THE PERFECT TEACHER FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERTS ALIKE. I am proud to have trained with her.