Jacqueline Latour Bio
Jacqueline began practicing Pilates nearly a decade ago, when she discovered it was a great complement to her marathon training and interest in fitness and nutrition. Originally from the beautiful coastal area of Encinitas, California, she has always led an active and healthy lifestyle; running marathons, traveling the world, hiking mountains and walking countless city miles.
After moving to San Francisco, she discovered the classical method of Pilates, which was challenging and beneficial to her body, and that's how she deepened her love of Pilates. She then sought out an in-depth classical training program to become an instructor. Under the guidance of her trainer Martt Lawrence, and master teacher trainer, Dorothee VandeWalle, she spent a year as an apprentice in the Metropolitan Pilates Authentic Training program where she earned a classical Pilates certification.
Jacqueline always credit Pilates with strengthening her body, as well as her mind. "I am now stronger, with much improved posture, flexibility, and a stronger body. Pilates leaves me clear headed with the ability to sharpen my focus on the things that lie in front of me." Jacqueline teaches with passion and enthusiasm and is an active supporter of those seeking healthy changes in their lives.
When she's not working with clients or refining her own Pilates technique, she can be found walking with her dogs, hiking with her husband, or just trying to find her own sweet spot in life.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep moving. Work to get stronger and keep challenging yourself. Stay consistent. Most importantly stay positive, even if you have a set back. Even if I don't have an hour a day, I try to do some Pilates or form of movement every day!
To help each and every one of my clients reach their fitness goals by developing balanced, consistent patterns and behaviors in their exercise routines.
I teach classical Pilates. This means I adhere to the authentic exercises developed by Joseph Pilates, and progress students through a system. I want to teach you Pilates in its purest form, which I think is the most challenging. I don't teach a Pilates-based or a hybrid method. I wasn't taught to using props, so you probably won't see any in a workout with me. My goal is to help you master each system (basic, intermediate and advanced), and progress onto the next system. Learning the system of exercises will help you develop a consistent, energetic and flowing workout. Every exercise involves strength, as well as stretch and you will learn how to move using correct alignment, precision, breathing, rhythm and flow, control, and concentration. I was trained and certified by a classical Pilates master trainer, and I love teaching the classical method.
I am a life long student of almost everything I am passionate about, and I will always seek to learn more, and more, whenever I can. I have taken workshops and sessions from some of the best such as Peter Fiasco, MeJo Wiggin, Lori-Coleman Brown, Alycea Ungaro, Titziana Travati, Moses Urbano, Chris Robinson, Alisa Wyatt, Jennifer Kries, Chris Blackburn, Rachel Taylor Segal, Bob Liekens, and Dana Santi. I can't forget to mention all the countless sessions from my teachers Dorothee Vandewalle and Martt Lawrence. I thank each and every one of them for the inspiration and motivation that keeps me working hard, and striving to improve. For me, the work never ends.