“Many people do not realize that Pilates is an excellent system of body work that can be applied specifically for rehabilitation. I first came to Body Fundamentals in 2004 because my body was in pain and I thought Geneviève could help me. It is difficult for me to trust my body to someone for its care and nurturing. Body Fundamentals was an instant fit. Geneviève has a tremendous gift in her ability to assess the needs of the body, develop a method and process of rehabilitation, nurture the body with a realistic timeline, and above all, treat the body with the utmost respect and forgiveness, all while putting the mind at ease and developing a trust with the client. The result of her practice has meant that I am now living with minimal pain that continues to lessen as I develop lower abdominal strength and a redirection of my gait and foot strength. The overall shape of my body is toned and a body I am very happy to see reflected back at me when I look in the mirror.”
— Kathryn Kellner, Founder - The Human Communication Studio
"I have taken classes from Genevieve as well as hired her for workshops at my studio. She is a great resource in overall knowledge of Pilates movement and exercises and is attentive to clients needs. Would highly recommend working with Genevieve for anyone looking for a knowledgable and high energy work-out."
- Cathryn Blodgett, Pilates Teacher, Studio Owner
"Amazing results from the caring, meticulous staff at Body Fundamentals here in Tucson. They really pay attention to my progress and monitor my routine according to the strengths and weaknesses of my body. I feel full of hope as I feel my body completely restructuring in a powerful way. Wish I'd started with Body Fundamentals 20 years ago!"
— Catherine Baskett Astrology
“Having dabbled in Pilates for several years, it was only under Geneviève’s watchful eyes and precise instruction that my lower spine lordosis dramatically corrected to where it is almost normal. What’s amazing is that I have had this condition for my whole life. Thank you Geneviève and Body Fundamentals.”
— Lucy Peerenboom
"I need to share some recent insights about my journey with Pilates. I have been practicing Pilates for almost 9 years. During this time I became aware of the wonderful physical benefits: Core strength, Increased stamina, Better posture, and flexibility. Body realignment Etc. etc.
I had a total hip replacement a year and both Doctor and physical therapists were amazed at my quick recovery. I know this was due to my Pilates. I was back at Body Fundamentals within a month after surgery.
On a more subtle note, in the last year, I have noticed the benefits of Pilates spill over to my piano playing and painting. There is a lot more looseness and flexibility in my arms and fingers. I attribute this to core strength and my ability to remove tension and stiffness from my neck and shoulder areas.... a fluidity I never had before. This is exactly what I try to do with my Pilates exercises. Transfer the tension and stress out of my neck and shoulders into my core.
It really is remarkable and (I) need to share this information.
Indeed, my journey with Pilates has been transformative in many ways."
- Kenneth Singmaster, Artist and Landscape Painter