High Energy Springboard & Cardio - All Levels

This class is taught by:

Lana Dussell

Certified Instructor.
Lana is passionate about teaching Pilates with a focus on helping clients find strength and balance in their bodies. Originally from the Pacific North West, Lana grew up a year round athlete - playing soccer, golf, snowboarding and biking. After relocating to the Santa Cruz Mountains in 2006, Lana became an avid mountain biker and a friend recommended Pilates as a way to balance muscle development and promote flexibility throughout her body. After taking her first Pilates class she was thrilled to find that her body felt both challenged and centered by the Pilates repertoire. Lana continued to do Pilates mat work as part of a cross training program, but after suffering a hip fracture in a biking accident, Lana began to count on Pilates as an integral part of her rehabilitation and found that it offered unparalleled progress in pain relief and increased mobility. Pilates ability to simultaneous relieve and revive ones body, is the reason that Lana continues to preach the benefits of daily practice, which she has relied on heavily after the birth of both her children.
Lana approaches teaching from a strengths perspective, she wants clients to gain confidence and joy in their movement. Her goal is to provide clients with a session that leaves them feeling stronger, balanced, and more body aware. Lana believes that whatever your bodies need, Pilates can compliment and challenge your strengths, while addressing, and mitigating ongoing problems you may be experiencing. Lana is thrilled and honored to be part of the talented team at Agile Monkey Pilates studio and she looks forward to helping you on your Pilates journey.
Lana lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband and 2 young children. She enjoys cooking, biking, traveling, and entertaining friends and family over local food and wine.

Barb Imhoff

Certified Pilates Instructor.  

Barb Imhoff is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Certified Pilates Instructor at Agile Monkey. She has been an avid Pilates practitioner at Agile Monkey since 2009, where she fell in love with the practice while working with Ky Carnell-Russell. Having Ky as her mentor has motivated her to pursue a second career as a Balanced Body Pilates Instructor.

Barb comes with a background in competitive bodybuilding and ballet, as well as Spanish Classical Flamenco (she was a dance company member for the Patri Nader Dances of Spain from 1988-1992). Her fascination for the mind-body connection and how Pilates has made a long-lasting improvement in her mental and physical well being has kept her craving for more. For Barb, "Pilates is my sanctuary, a place to leave my busy life at the door, to take a deep cleansing breath, focus and ground myself into the practice of the ultimate movement principles of Joseph Pilates". Observing the exceptional group of talented Agile Monkey Pilates instructors is also a motivating factor towards taking the next step of becoming a Pilates instructor. Barb's over 20 years of nursing experience, her hands on ability to care and nurture for others and how that relates closely to teaching Pilates has led her to pursue her Pilates Certification with Balanced Body, which she attained in 2015.

Barb's passions are her love for music and dance, physical activity, her family, her granddaughters, and her LOVE of Pilates at Agile Monkey.

High Energy Springboard & Cardio - All Levels
The High Energy class incorporates Pilates Springboard and High-Intensity Interval Training (HiiT), and ends with a restorative cool down. This type of training technique gives the client a proper warm-up and alignment prior to the cardio circuit.
HiiT is where you give 100% effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods. HiiT has been shown to burn fat over a short period of time and increases the resting metabolic rate for 24 hours afterwards.
DO PILATES, BURN FAT, INCREASE CONDITIONING, ENDURANCE and HAVE FUN! You will leave feeling energized and exhilarated!

This class is designed to support clients at all levels of ability who want to introduce a little more cardio challenge into their workouts, improve endurance, build strength and lose weight through the strategy of interval training.

The wall mounted springboards are a great way to get a total body workout utilizing springs based resistance (which can make exercises more achievable and also more challenging, depending on the circumstance and level of the class). The springboard repertoire was originally modified from the original Cadillac exercises, but has been expanded to include familiar favorites from the Mat and Reformer, as well as a lot of exercises you can’t do anywhere else. Most Springboard classes also include some Mat and & Props repertoire for flow.

All Levels - Some Pilates experience strongly recommended but this class is open to all. The instructor will teach to the level of the students in the class, modifying exercises for less advanced students, and adding challenges for those that need the extra intensity in their workout. Clients with serious injuries or limitations, should first take an Introductory Private Session and/or seek the advice of an Agile Monkey instructor before taking any group class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 02 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Lana Dussell
  • Tue May 09 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue May 16 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue May 23 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue May 30 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Jun 06 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Jun 13 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Jun 20 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Jun 27 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Jul 04 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Jul 11 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Jul 18 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Jul 25 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Aug 01 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Aug 08 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Aug 15 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Barb Imhoff