Pilates

 

Stay fit, increase strength and flexibility, improve performance. In a safe environment.

 

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Physical Therapy

A specialized approach to rehab using Pilates based exercises and manual work that brings quick and lasting results

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Move Free Programs

Guided and customized exercises & activities to fit your goals

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Pilates

 

Stay fit, increase strength and flexibility, improve performance. In a safe environment.

 

Learn More

Physical Therapy

A specialized approach to rehab using Pilates based exercises and manual work that brings quick and lasting results

Learn More

Move Free Programs

Guided and customized exercises & activities to fit your goals

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About Us


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415-924-2228

Physical Therapy

In Physical Therapy we combine movement based practices with manual work and we evaluate and treat not just the symptoms but first we look at how the whole body moves and then we develop an overall rehabilitation plan. We treat orthopedic, dance, and sports related injuries, help reduce chronic pain, and provide balanced strengthening and flexibility program that have great and lasting results.

Pilates

Our Pilates classes and private instruction focus on increasing body strength and performance. Our approach focuses on improving strength while paying attention to and identifying and correcting problematic postural and movement patterns that can cause pain. Pilates should be a fun exercise and we make sure that when you leave our studio you feel re-invigorated, stronger and healthier.

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Stay fit, increase strength and flexibility, improve performance. Our classes are small and tailored to fit the novice as well as the experienced Pilates practitioner. Whether your goal is to maintain your fitness level, increase core strength, improve your posture, or get ready to or just delivered your baby, we have the right class for you. And if you are recovering from an injury, our instructors know how to modify the exercises to keep people safe while getting them stronger.

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Reformer


This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

 

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Mat / Springboard

 

This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire in combination with the springboard. The springboard will be used in this class both to assist and resist many of the classic mat exercises.

 

 

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Reformer

 

This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

 

Schedule Now

Mat / Springboard

 

This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire in combination with the springboard. The springboard will be used in this class both to assist and resist many of the classic mat exercises.

 

Schedule Now

Reformer

 

This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

 

Schedule Now

Mat / Springboard

 


This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire in combination with the springboard. The springboard will be used in this class both to assist and resist many of the classic mat exercises.

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Cardio Reformer

 

This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

 

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Mat / Springboard

 


This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire in combination with the springboard. The springboard will be used in this class both to assist and resist many of the classic mat exercises.

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Mat / Springboard

 

This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire. 

 

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Meet Our Staff


 

Zeina A. Grifoni

Zeina A. Grifoni

OWNER & PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Physical Therapist
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Instructor 

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Zeina received her Masters degree in Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California in 2002, and her Pilates Instructor Certification with Ellie Herman in 2004. She has since continued her Pilates training to include pre and post-natal pilates, pilates for Osteoporosis with instructor Sheri Betz PT, and has become a Pink ribbon Certified instructor for breast cancer rehabilitation through the Pink Ribbon Program and instructor Doreen Puglisi, as well as studied rehabilitation for breast cancer survivors with Suzanne Martin DPT.In September 2005, she opened her own practice, Synergy +. Zeina’s main focus is outpatient orthopedics, ranging from post-op rehab to sports related injuries. She specializes in Pilates based orthopedic care, sports rehab, physical fitness, exercise programming, and overall health and wellness. She teaches continuing education instruction courses to physical therapists, Pilates instructors and personal and fitness trainers. Zeina has always wanted to help others through her work. This desire has led her from a world of teaching and participating in sports, to rehabilitation. Zeina started teaching gymnastics at the age of 15, and has been teaching everything from scuba diving to swimming to circus arts ever since. Zeina practiced aerial arts for many years with a San Francisco based circus troupe, Velocity Circus. Opening Synergy +, is a dream come true for her, as it allows her to harness her energy, her athletic background, and her education into one discipline. Beside enjoying as much time as possible with her two boys, her daughter, and Tiziano, her hobbies include hiking and running, mountain biking, swimming, ballroom dancing, as well as participating in off road adventure races and mini triathlons.

 

Minjae Laws

Minjae Laws

CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Certified Pilates Instructor
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Zumba Certified Instructor 

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 MinJae entered the Pilates and fitness world when she decided to take a series of Pilates classes several years ago. At that time she was a business professional in the corporate world and a mother of 3- working crazy hours, juggling work and family and not having any time to breathe. She fell in love with Pilates (not Joseph!) and was pleasantly surprised at just how well it worked to give her a sense of overall wellness and make her feel better physically and mentally. She became a mat certified Pilates instructor, an ACE certified personal trainer, and a Zumba certified instructor. MinJae has a well rounded experience in the fitness world, and has a deep understanding of the dilemma many professionals and parents face while attempting to balance family, work, and time for oneself to focus on health and well being. She specializes in creating functional fitness programs utilizing Pilates principles for developing core strength and flexibility. She has combined her ideas into two new classes here at Synergy+ to achieve those goals: Pilates boot camp and Cardio + Pilates.

 

Kim Corelli-Simpson

Kim Corelli-Simpson

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Kim embraced the opportunity to pursue her love of Pilates with Instructor training at Synergy+.  Prior to this, her career was

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mostly sedentary and in an office environment.   Based on her experience as a corporate professional, Kim understands how important movement is, yet how difficult it can be to find the time to incorporate it into already full lives.  Kim has been practicing Pilates for over 10 years in both private and group classes.  In addition to Pilates, she swims, cycles and does the occasional sprint triathlon.  As an active individual, she uses Pilates to improve strength and flexibility and to ensure she can remain active well into the future.  Kim believes that movement in the form of exercise and activity not only helps her physically, but is also an important factor in her mental well-being.

Kim is passionate about helping our clients find the right balance so they can incorporate Pilates and other forms of exercise in their daily lives.  She understands the demands of busy professionals, parents and grandparents as well as the effects of aging.  She uses her Pilates training to help others gain and maintain strong bodies and with that, healthy and active lives.

Kim is a Bay Area native.  She moved from San Francisco to Marin 5 years ago and lives with her husband, two cats and their 18 year-old goldfish.  Her hobbies include painting, gardening and she and recently took up knitting! 

 

Kanane Souza

Kanane Souza

FRONT DESK & GO TO PERSON

Kanane is the face and voice of the studio. She is the happiest person you have met and her smile is infectious.  

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She takes care of all of us, starting from picking up the phones to schedule your appointment, to collecting all information and processing all insurance claims, collecting co-pays and appointment fees, sending reminders and assisting all of us do what we do best: take care of you and get you strong and fit  fast and effectively. There is nothing Kanane cannot and will not do. She is our asset and makes our life a lot easier.

 

Patricia Brodeur

Patricia Brodeur

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Patricia has had 2 main passions in her life, dancing and teaching. She began dancing at the age of 4, teaching since she was a

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 teenager, and graduating from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2004, with a degree in education. Her teaching experience ranges from the classroom to the ski slopes to the dance studio. She taught skiing for 10 years specializing in classes for children and people with disabilities. She began dancing professionally in 2006, when she joined the Swinging Air Force, a dance performance troupe based in Montreal, Canada. Because of her experience in education and dance, Patricia was invited to join the Studio 88-SWING teachers team. She travelled to specialized in Balboa swing dance and competed all over North America. She became the first Canadian to win the Cleveland All Balboa Weekend Classic Balboa Championship amateur division. Within the Swinging Air Force organization she and her dance partner launched a Balboa performance troupe. She became responsible for the Balboa division at Studio 88-SWING and travelled in Canada, USA, and France to teach Balboa. She organized and taught professional development teaching classes to dance teachers at Studio 88-SWING and Cat’s Corner. In 2011, Patricia and her husband moved to California where she was introduced to pilates and it quickly became a part of her life. During her pregnancy in 2014, Patricia immersed herself in pre and post-natal pilates and found a new passion! Still as excited by teaching as ever, Patricia embarked on the wonderful journey to become a Pilates instructor. She came into the teacher training program at Synergy+ in January 2016, completed her classes in June, and started her internship with Zeina in July. Patricia hopes to become a specialist in pre and post natal pilates as she embraces motherhood.  She also loves hiking, swimming, and biking with her family.

 

 

 

Jackie McNeill

Jackie McNeill

PHYSICAL THERAPIST & CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Jackie McNeill is a San Francisco native, born and raised.  She received her Doctorate degree in  

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physical therapy at Chapman University in Southern California in 2005.  She completed her final physical therapy internship in Costa Rica where she had the opportunity to practice her physical therapy skills, as well as her Spanish speaking skills.

When she returned to the Bay Area, she moved up to Novato and has had the pleasure to serve the Marin community for almost 10 years as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist.

She is experienced, skilled and passionate about helping people reach their goals for maintaining an active lifestyle and body awareness to prevent future injuries and return to peak performance.  Her treatment methods are highlighted by the use of Pilates to develop core stabilization programs and sport-specific training programs.  Her manual therapy skills include Active Release Techniques, myofascial decompression (cup therapy) and joint mobilizations which she has found to be extremely effective when combined with a strengthening program and education.  She excels in working with people who struggle with foot and ankle injuries and help them return to their prior level of activity and sport.

Jackie stays very active with her daughter and son exploring all of the beauty of Marin, discovering new hiking trails and exploring the many beautiful beaches along the coast.  She also loves to travel the world but when she is at home, she’s cheering on the San Francisco 49ers and Giants!! 

 

Laura Gandy

Laura Gandy

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Laura grew up as a competitive gymnast and was a two-time state champion.  She then went into competitive diving and finally

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 cheerleading, accepting the Cheer Captain role at the University of Texas in Austin.  It was in a study abroad program in London where Laura found Pilates and discovered the edge it gave her in her athletic endeavors.  Laura has been practicing Pilates for over 10 years and became certified so she could teach others this amazing activity.  Always interested in the human body, Laura left the marketplace where she was coaching and teaching surgeons how to use Intuitive Surgcal’s DaVinci Robots.  She currently resides in Sausalito with her husband, Chris.  They are foster parents in Marin County. 

 

Tiziano Grifoni

Tiziano Grifoni

GENERAL MANAGER

Tiziano is the luckiest person in the studio. Not only he gets to work and live with Zeina all the time, he is also surrounded by all the talent

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 in the studio.

To learn more about Tiziano check out his LinkedIn Profile. 

 

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Synergy+

500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 507

Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tel: 415-924-2228

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Synergy+

Synergy+ 500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 507 Corte Madera, CA 94925

Call to schedule your appointment

(415) 924-2228

Hours of Operation     Monday ÷ Thursday 6AM-7PM      Friday 6AM-5PM      Saturday 8AM-12PM      Sunday Closed

Front Desk Hours     Monday ÷ Thursday 9AM-5PM      Friday 9AM-1PM      Saturday & Sunday Closed