Testimonials

All of the above Carissa was great! My aunts couldn’t stop talking about the class and how they felt afterward. I had relaxing day and I needed to get realigned within myself so thank you Carissa I totally recommend you!

Antoinnette T.
San Jose, CA

We had our first practice yesterday and we all felt great afterwards! Carissa is fabulous!

Jamie W.
San Jose, CA

I’ve been taking Carissa’s classes for months now and she is an amazing instructor! She definitely always challenges and motivates her clients. I always leave her classes knowing I’ve gotten a great workout and feeling so much better!

Monica K.
San Jose, CA

Carissa is professional, always on time, and provides excellent instruction!

Kiki R.
Saratoga, CA

Carissa is a lovely person and I highly recommend her for Pilates and Yoga! A+++!

Malia D.
Santa Cruz, CA

Carissa is a wonderful instructor! She demonstrates the exercises and makes sure you are doing them right. Highly recommend for both Pilates and Yoga!

Kelley B.
Scotts Valley, CA

Carissa is a lifesaver. After numerous injuries and a bad case of plantar fasciitis, my body hurt. Since it hurt to move, I moved less, which only made matters worse. I was a very active person running, cycling, and boot camping most days of the week, so I knew I had to start from scratch and rebuild. After trying traditional medicine, acupuncture, and massage with really no improvement, I became desperate. Using Pilates techniques and apparatus, Carissa helped me to build strength, and improve my body alignment and flexibility. Carissa has in-depth knowledge of Pilates, yoga, and body mechanics and she is always continuing her studies in these fields. She listens to me and modifies routines to meet my needs yet also encourages me to continue even when I don’t feel like it. We have worked together for almost 2 years and I no longer have pain!

Jackie R.
San Jose, CA

Carissa is a very patient and attentive teacher. I have started taking her 9:30 AM Reformer Pilates class on Mon, Wed and Friday at Live Oak Toadal Fitness. It has only been a couple weeks but I can already feel my core getting stronger. I’m 71 so a program like this is better for me than trying to keep up with a class. Carissa can individually adjust each machine so it is suited to the right level for each individual. She also takes you from wherever you’re at physically with encouraging words.

Jeanie T.
Capitola, CA

BRILLIANT !!! If you belong to Toadal Fitness, you should take advantage of at least the intro offer of 3 discounted sessions to see if you like it. YOU WILL. What a great resource, and so local. I’ve never had such a clear teacher as Carissa. You can trust into relaxing into the space and the experience. (If you’re not a member of Toadal, it’s still a great deal.)

Alan D.
Santa Cruz, CA

Excellent service! Carissa is always on time and ready to go. She listens to her clients needs and encourages them as the workout progresses. One of the best in the industry.

Jan B.
San Jose, CA

I have been going to Carissa’s classes for a little over 30 sessions. I always walk out of class feeling taller and more in tune with my body. The best part is that we never do more than 12 reps of anything (unless there is 2 sides or we are obviously doing the 100’s). The space she trains in is amazing and is filled with reformers, and other pilates equipment. Classes flow and are fun 🙂

Kristof Z.
Santa Cruz, CA

Carissa is excellent, very accommodating, professional & friendly, she was a great fit for my group who didn’t have much yoga experience, I highly recommend Carissa

Yasmin V.
Aptos, CA