Synergy+ Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio in San Rafael
Synergy+ is a friendly and professional Pilates and physical therapy studio helping clients become strong and fit. Its method blends both disciplines, Pilates & physical therapy borrowing from one to help the other to form a Synergy, i.e. Pilates based physical therapy or Pilates taught by teachers with a thorough understanding of the body. The results?
Correct alignment and posture → healthy and strong movement
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 programs that have great and lasting results.
Our Pilates classes and private instruction focus on increasing body strength and performance. While our teachers focus on paying attention to and identifying and correcting problematic postural and movement patterns that can cause pain, they make their instruction in both class setting and private sessions, fun and hard and rewarding making sure that when you leave our studio you feel re-invigorated, stronger and healthier.
Our Pilates Classes
Stay fit, increase strength and flexibility, improve performance with our Pilates classes in San Rafael. 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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Meet Our Staff
Zeina A. Grifoni
OWNER & PHYSICAL THERAPIST
PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher
Certified Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Instructor
Certified Pilates Teacher
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Zumba Certified Instructor
PMA® CERTIFIED PILATES TEACHER
Kim embraced the opportunity to pursue her love of Pilates with Instructor training at Synergy+. Prior to this, her career was
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!
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.
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
Genevieve is a Bay Area dance artist who received her Pilates certification from Synergy+ in 2017. She came to Pilates initially
Genevieve moved back to the Bay Area after graduating from UCSB with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Physical Anthropology. She has danced with various companies across California in both ballet and modern styles and has taught dance at various studios in the Bay Area. Her hunger for knowledge about the workings of human anatomy is what drives her focus in her Pilates practice.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST & PILATES TEACHER
Jackie McNeill is a San Francisco native, born and raised. She received her Doctorate degree in 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!!
PMA® CERTIFIED PILATES TEACHER
Laura grew up as a competitive gymnast and was a two-time state champion. She then went into competitive diving and finally
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 Mill Valley with her husband Chris and their 7 year old daughter, Bella. They are foster parents in Marin County.
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We are here
834 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
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Hours of Operation
Monday ÷ Thursday 6AM-7PM ◊ Friday 6AM-5PM ◊ Saturday 8AM-2PM ◊ Sunday Closed