I am hooked!!! Ok, I have to admit that I can’t say that I love to exercise, just hearing the word puts me into resistance! I did have some knowledge of Pilates before going to Five Starr… I am one of those people that has a room dedicated to working out… it’s pretty…but honestly I am hardly ever in there!!!! I even have a Pilates Reformer! Because, I know how important health and fitness is to maintaining well being and long life! And, I had to learn how to use that new reformer I have at home.
I did my research, and I began my first experience with Five Starr by signing up online with a special that included 1 “free” private orientation and 4 group sessions! Entering Five Starr I was cheerfully greeted by Starr the owner, who obviously has impeccable taste. The facility is beautifully colored, and has an upscale feel without being stuffy! The Pilates area is open yet cozy! For someone like me that has been more adverse to the whole fitness thing, it was perfect! My orientation was with Danielle. Danielle is very personable with a calm demeanor, but don’t let that beautiful Ivory girl look fool you! She works you! She is able to stay on count, watch your form, direct your moves, explain what muscles your working, and gently correct and protect you by safely showing you the correct form. It is amazing!!!
The group class was just as amazing, myself and three other ladies in the early morning, follow Danielle’s instruction and together we learn things about bodies through mind/body coordinated moves on the Reformer!!! I know you guys that are experienced fitness lovers will love Five Starr, but I really want to encourage others like me that have been resistant to exercise to give Five Starr a try. I felt right at home you will too!
- Yelp Review: April 2013
What a remarkable place to do Pilates and cycling. Doesn’t feel like a cold and impersonal corporate style gym where you need a tour guide! It’s warm, inviting and personable, feels like a home style gym yet professional and super clean, offering all the amenities of home; shower, water, snacks, storage, music, warmth and love.
Easy access right on Long Beach Blvd that runs through the entire City of Long Beach, just go either south or north to the family community of Bixby Knolls where everyone looks out for one another. Starr is the most loving and kind business owner I’ve met. She always finds solutions and accommodates everyone. The instructors are a reflection of her: motivating, friendly, patient, approachable. The pricing is very competitive and payments can be made online or in person, just what a consumer wants – choice. No other Pilates studio compares to this uniqueness!
Congratulations Starr! Wishing you years of success you deserve!
I was pleasantly surprised by Five Starr Pilates & Fitness! I had always thought Pilates was for dancers or perhaps gymnasts – you know the naturally flexible type! So I shied away from ever even attempting a class. So with much trepidation I decided to give it a whirl and what a surprise -I could do the workout and I enjoyed it! I would recommend it to anyone at any fitness level. I’m excited to have my kids try it – high school and college athletes- I think they would benefit from the training too!
I was so excited to take my first Pilates Reformer class on March 9, 2013. When I walked into Five Starr Pilates & Fitness it felt very calm and peaceful. The décor was beautiful and I really liked the boutique type setting. The instructor was excellent and very knowledgeable. I definitely learned a lot about Pilates and it is a great workout! Thank you to all for making me feel so welcome.
I do not like working out. I was invited to Five Starr Pilates and Fitness to come and check out the facility. When I walked in the building it was warm and inviting. I tried the Pilates class for the first time. It was new so I didn’t quite know what to expect but it was exciting at the same time. Over the course of the next week I tried a spin class with Linda, a spin class with Richard and a Pilates/Spin combo class with Starr & Linda. For someone who doesn’t like to work out – I am now hooked and I am looking forward to the next class!