Ab-solutely Pilates

Private Pilates and Rossiter Center in Huntington Beach CA


Welcome to Ab-solutely Pilates

Ab-solutely Pilates studio offers individualized private and duet sessions instead of large multi-level group classes. Every client receives individual attention and each session is designed to meet his or her fitness goals from the person trying fitness for the first time to the professional level athlete.
 With 18 years experience in Pilates and 20 plus in fitness, Devra will make sure that your experience is both fun and rewarding.

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Devra is certified through Polestar, The Physicalmind Institute, Colleen Glen Studios and Alternative Fitness (both mat and studio series). She is also licensed in Fletcher Towelwork and holds certification in personal training and group fitness from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is a certified orthopedic exercise instructor and has an additional certification in The Rossiter System of pain management.

She has experience working with people who have never exercised all the way to professional athletes and ballet dancers. She has been teaching Pilates since 1999 and has worked with a large variety of clients.

What We Offer

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There are many benefits from Pilates including more flexibility, greater strength, improved posture, flatter abs, feeling of well being and being able to do everything you already do only better. It’s one of the best anti-aging fitness programs available today.

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Assisted Stretching

Assisted Stretching

The Rossiter System involves two-person stretching that not only alleviates pain but can prevent its re-occurrence. It offers a series of powerful and effective techniques for addressing structural pain and restriction of movement at its source – the connective tissue system. You will experience noticeable looseness in your joints with every session.

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Private Studio

Private Studio

Ab-Solutely Pilates is a fully equipped Pilates studio in Huntington Beach CA designed for individual and semi-private sessions. It offers a quiet and peaceful setting without loud music and big classes going on while you work out.

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Personalized Approach

Personalized Approach

Ab-solutely Pilates offers individualized Pilates training designed for each client to help them reach their fitness and wellness goals. Each client has a personalized exercise plan that may also include daily homework to maintain the benefits of Pilates between sessions.

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Why Clients Choose Us

Devra’s classes never get boring and predictable

I’ve worked out my entire life, but after a certain point, I didn’t feel I was getting stronger or leaner. After researching, I found Pilates through rehabbing an ankle injury. Since then, I’ve never looked back. I started taking a group Pilates class with Devra about 8 years ago. I have been going twice a week ever since. What I like about her style is that she never gets boring or predictable and she pushes me but knows my limitations and always keeps my health in her first concern. I had major back surgery a few years ago and after I was able to return to light workouts, I knew she would be my resource along with physical therapy. Her attention to detail really helped me to regain strength and flexibility. Anyone can do this workout. The only limitations are your mind. She will customize everything to fit your specific needs. I appreciate everything she has done and is still doing for me!

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I had no experience in Pilates and an injured shoulder and my doctor recommended Pilates

I had no experience in Pilates and an injured shoulder and my doctor recommended Pilates.  Devra was fantastic!  She was patient, persistent and a great teacher.  Very positive and gave me stretches to do between sessions.

Janet V.
Westminster, CA

Great exercise class to do as a couple

This is the one exercise class that benefits both me and my husband. We enjoy taking the sessions together and we appreciate the private instruction and individual attention.

Huntington Beach Couple

My Posture and Balance Have Improved

I have worked with Devra for several years. her classes are fun and she personalizes the exercises to each student. With her help, I’ve gained strength, and improved both my posture and balance. Absolutely Pilates is the best.

Huntington Beach, Ca.

Devra is truly amazing

Devra is truly amazing. I highly recommend her. She cares about her clients’ health and fitness goals.

Nurse Practitioner
Huntington Beach, CA.

Absolutely Pilates is my routine mainstay

Absolutely Pilates is my routine mainstay. I’ve been working out for years but needed that extra core work. I tried several different Pilate classes in Orange County and was excited to have found Devra, her classes are the exact fit for me. She works carefully with my individual needs and pays close attention to what I have to say about my body and what areas I’d like to focus on. She’s fun, smart and knows her Pilates!
If your looking to find a class and have the results you want, look no further!

Julie K.
Costa Mesa, CA

Devra helped me feel “whole” again

I came across Devra’s information while I was recovering from my second hip replacement, and after spinal surgery about 18 months prior. After my extended injury and recovery periods I was hesitant about taking on pilates but Devra was very careful to evaluate me and continuously moderate exercises to avoid injury while strengthening my core and helping me feel “whole” again. I was very comforted by her extensive training and ongoing education to bring me the most effective and current approaches to my issues. She’s a true professional who has a real mission to help people. Thanks Devra!

Huntington Beach, CA.

I wanted one-on-one training with personalized attention

! Devra is very skilled and has alI wanted one-on-one training with personalized attention because I haven’t exercised in a while and didn’t want to be floundering around on strange equipment in front of lithe strangers. And I found itl the training a Pilates instructor should have. (Trust me; I checked. I’m an attorney.) And she immediately relaxed me because she’s easy going and non-judgmental. But when I say “easy going,” I do not mean we hang out and laugh all the time. She genuinely wants to see me gain strength and flexibility and works me thoroughly. This is a treat I give myself twice a week, and it’s wonderful. It’s not easy, but Devra is very encouraging. She’s fun too! Private lessons are not all she gives, either. If you’re thinking of trying out Pilates or are a Pilates expert, Devra teaches all levels. She’s awesome.

Pat H.
Huntington Beach, CA

Helped me relieve chronic lower back pain

Pilates is a great exercise for my chronic low back pain and since it helped me, I have referred many of my patients to Devra. The most important thing is that it’s an awesome form of exercise to help with the stubborn ‘menopause pooch’.

Dr. D
Internal Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA

Mat class, duet, trio, and private session – all fantastic!

Mat class, duet, trio, and private session – all fantastic! Devra gives individual attention in every workout. I’ve been exercising with her guidance for several years and am enjoying good health, flexibility, and feel strong. I always leave feeling stretched, worked out and mellow. Great for everyone of any age.

Huntington Beach CA

I recently started back up with Pilates to supplement my weight training

I recently started back up with Pilates to supplement my weight training and I was fortunate enough to find Devra Swiger at AB-Solutely Pilates. Her knowledge and fun personality make this workout my favorite day of the week. Her place is clean and inviting. Her personal attention helps me to reach deeper and perform better each time. Yesterday I went in with a migraine headache and she helped me with gentle stretches and moves that opened up all the right places. I walked out headache free and felt good the rest of the day. Magical! Anyone who is serious about investing in their health should consider Devra’s studio. I’m so grateful I found her!

Karin S.
Huntington Beach, CA

Private Pilates Sessions

private pilates training in huntington beach caThere was a time not so long ago when it was necessary to take a few if not a dozen or more private Pilates sessions with an experienced instructor in order to move on to small group classes. With the trend swinging towards larger and larger group classes, this has become less and less of a requirement for newer or inured students. This can be a problem for those who want to really experience the beauty of Pilates and to get something worthwhile out of their sessions.

There are many benefits to a commitment to private Pilates and there are even more benefits to working with an experienced and well-trained instructor. Not all instructors are created equal nor do they have the same amount of education and training. The following list the true benefits of working one on one with a talented and well-trained instructor:

  1. A private Pilates session will be geared towards you and your level of ability.
  2. Health and physical issues are addressed as the class is just you and there is no need to keep up with someone who does not have the same issues.
  3. The teacher can focus exclusively on you finding those areas that may need work and those that don’t need as much.
  4. Since the class is geared towards you and no one else, you get a better work-out and accomplish your goals that much faster.
  5. An experienced instructor can help you progress to higher levels without hurting you.
  6. A private session is going to be more intense so if money or time are issues, you don’t need to go every day or even every other day. Less can be more.
  7. On those days where something isn’t right or you have newer health issues, they will be addressed in a private session.

Are you ready to start your Pilates journey? At Ab-solutely Pilates studio you can start private Pilates training that will help you reach your fitness goals in the environment dedicated to YOUR health and wellness.

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