Konnect Pilates Mission Viejo
“Together with compassion and dignity, we educate people with mindful movement to make a difference in their lives.”
Viktor and Kelly Uygan, owners of Konnect Pilates Mission Viejo both PMA-CPT’s are committed to creating customized exercise programs that allow you to reach your full potential. Their instruction helps with overall conditioning for any level of fitness and achieving balance in the body where mindful movement matters. With more than 29 years of experience as professional Ballet Dancers and personal trainers, both are also teacher trainers with the world renowned Balanced Body, Inc. They prioritize in bringing you at team of friendly and fully comprehensively certified instructors trained in Pilates along with specialty programing. Konnect Pilates Training Orange County offers BodyCode, CoreAlign, BODHI, MOTR, Balanced Body Barre Yoga, Pilates for Dancers, Pilates for Golf, Pre-Natal Pilates and The Pink Ribbon program.
What is Pilates?
Pilates works from the core outward focusing on abdominal hip and shoulder stabilizing muscle groups to support your skeleton with emphasis on precision concentration centering and breathing to make the body strong, lean, flexible and fluid. The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk.
The BodyCode System was developed by Pino Carbone. Each BodyCode apparatus comes with a training method to enable you to improve your physical condition by strengthening and stretching in a spherical motion. Rhythmic exercises and integrated breathing techniques work your body from the inside out, giving you a total tune-up!
Exercises on the CoreAlign® are easy to learn and are designed to improve posture, balance and functional movement. Developed by physical therapist Jonathan Hoffman, CoreAlign® facilitates musculoskeletal rehabilitation by stimulating core stability in muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing challenging exercises, deep stretches and core-controlled aerobic training.
The whole concept of Yoga is built on three things: exercise, breathing, and meditation. Exercises are designed to put pressure on the glands in the body, increasing efficiency and total health. Exercise and breathing then prepare the body and mind for meditation, and the student finds an easy approach to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing from everyday stress. Regular daily practice produces a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body
Want a great way to completely connect mind, body and spirit through movement? That’s what our Konnector™ is designed to do! Konnect Pilates owner Viktor Uygan spent years developing this piece of Pilates equipment that connects both arms and legs (all four limbs simultaneously) in resistance to find total balance! Make a Konnect Pilates appointment to use this special invention. We’d love to get your feedback on the Konnector™, too!
Prenatal Bump Pilates?
Our Prenatal or Bump Pilates classes provide a “work-in” that targets your core, strengthening abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, which are vital for pushing during delivery. With a trained instructor either privately or in our specially designed “Bump” classes you can focus on these areas through controlled movements. Movements are modified for safety during each trimester, and specially we have three aparatus to choose from in the class and a Pilates Arc’s provided for extra comfort.
Konnector™ by Balanced Body
Want a great way to completely connect or should we say KONNECT mind, body and spirit through movement? That’s what our Konnector™ is designed to do!
Created by Viktor Uygan, Konnector is an innovative reformer accessory that replaces the original ropes. Designed to enable independent, yet simultaneous arm and leg movement.
Our method will help you with stronger core activation, exercises that enable up to three muscle contractions (concentric, eccentric and isometric), and more!
Wow, just wow… i have been to another Pilates studio in the past and am completely delighted by this one. this place is just simply amazing. the staff is friendly and i don’t feel like i’m surrounded by women who are only there for status. i’m training to repair from decades old whiplash injuries. my instructors have been able to see tightness and give proper suggestion on alignment (the previous studio i attended did not do this well at all). i’ve had a few private sessions here and have found that they taylor your exact workout to you. last time i went in, we worked in one spot, my instructor worked on my ITBs for some release and commented on how tight they were. “yeah, my inner thighs are pretty weak.” so she put me on the Pegasus. the workouts might seem like minimal movement but it makes you glow from the inside with strength. love love love this spot :)))
I cannot say enough about this place! I’ve been coming for 4 months, 2-3 times a week. I started with an intro private session and then went into group reformer classes. The personal attention is incredible. Whatever issues you are having (lower back pain, shoulders, etc.), instructors are aware and either focus on avoiding those areas or include exercises that will help focus on your specific issue, even in group classes! Having small classes also helps cater to this kind of attention! Alexis, Dani, and Amy (amazing massage therapist too!) are just several of the fabulous instructors at this wonderful studio! I feel so lucky to have found such an amazing, well instructed, beautiful Pilates studio! THANK YOU!
I have been taking Pilates class at Konnect Pilates and the instructors are amazing. I took Viktor’s class several times and he knows what he is talking about never think that Pilates classes would be something that I would be interested in but thanks to Konnect Pilates my mind changed about Pilates. Highly recommended to people who are looking for good, and serious Pilates classes.
Owner – Trainer – Teacher Trainer
About 23 years ago, Viktor began studying with Master Pino Carbone, creator of the BodyCode System and owner of the Gyrotonic center in Florence, Italy. Viktor’s long history in dance and fitness led him to Pilates after moving to the United States in 1993.Viktor has a variety of workshops that he presents in Pilates conferences world wide and you can see him in many instructional Videos and Pod Casts with Balanced Body Inc.
Owner – Trainer – Teacher Trainer
Kelly, a former ballet professional ballet dancer and Co-Owner of Konnect Pilates Training Orange County Studio, has been a certified PMA [Pilates method Alliance] certified instructor for 29 years. She trained originally with renowned Pilates instructor Diane Diefenderfer.
Kelly is also an active faculty member with the Balanced Body Education, instructing teacher trainers in all 8 Pilates Modules plus Anatomy and Balanced Body Barre.