Benefits of Classical Pilates

The Classical Pilates System was invented by Joe H. Pilates

Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born on December 9, 1883 in Mönchengladbach (near Düsseldorf), Germany. His father, a native of Greece, had been a prize-winning gymnast, while his German-born mother was a naturopath who believed in the principle of stimulating the body to heal itself without artificial drugs.

The Origin of Pilates. Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. He was a sickly child who suffered from many of the common childhood ailments of the time, including rickets.

Joseph Pilates made extraordinary claims about the benefits of this defined science called “The Art and Science of Contrology.” Perhaps no one can explain it’s benefits better than Joseph Pilates in his own words: “‘Contrology’ is the complete coordination of the body, mind and spirit.

It was created in the 1920s by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) for the purpose of rehabilitation. Some of the first people treated by Pilates were soldiers returning from war and dancers such as Martha Graham and George Balanchine (to strengthen their bodies and heal their aches and pains).Jun 26, 2015

The Classical Pilates System is available now in Roanoke with affordable fees and is for everybody that want to learn the “the Art and Science of Contrology” called Pilates; and this method has been used for years for movie actors and remarkable physiotherapy and of course Certified Classical Pilates teachers.

The Classical Pilates has been using this technique for years because it is low impact, flattens the abdominal muscles and reshapes and tones the whole body without stressing the joints. Dancers, Golfers, Football players, tri-athletes, ice skaters and gymnasts all understand the importance of alignment to reduce muscle imbalance and use Pilates to improve muscle firing patterns for their activities.

The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” – Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86.

The practice of Classical Pilates brings many benefits which include:

Healthy Spine
flattening the abdomen
shaping the whole body
building stamina
building strength
better concentration
improving flexibility
correcting musculo-skeletal imbalances
preventing back pain
correcting poor posture
creating a longer and leaner body
increasing lung capacity
better sleep
peace of mind!

I am available to help you today! Regardless of your age or fitness level you will develop a strong center; healthy spine; body awareness, remove stagnation in your system and learn how to walk, how to move and the most important learn to breath. You will be able to practice your own rhythm. You will feel good and look good!

Because of the levels of concentration and control required during the workout you will experience feeling energized and less depressed; more oxygen and improved well being many people have reported feeling energized and less depressed.

By Luz A. Lovern

Internationally Certified Classical Pilates Teacher


What is Classical Pilates in Roanoke, VA?

Skype Lesson available now! please contact me to get your free trial!

Skype Lesson available now! please contact me to get your free trial!

Hi there!

What is Classical Pilates?

Classical Pilates is a Method invented and developed by Joseph H. Pilates nearly a century ago.  Called originally Contrology.

We teaches Pilates in its original form, called Contrology; and it is Aerobic! We follow a sequence specially at the Classical Mat Work and Universal Reformer; this sequential order of exercises is focused in how the body move and stay concentrated; using two way to stretch, Spine in C Shape in order to Scoop;  and flexibility of our spine is our ultimate goal; or course getting strong body with great benefits such a strong core, toned, healthy bodies and increasing endurance and stamina.

The Classical Pilates System is taught with a very unique dynamic and rhythm; that develop the progression and you can moving with control and precision would like to invite you to try the Classical Pilates System here in Roanoke, Virginia!

I have the pleasure to share with all of you my own personal journey as a teacher and eternal student.  You will notice the change in your entire body as Joe Pilates said!


Feel free to contact me and get the information that you need in order to bring back your healthy spine, shaping your body, get lean muscles and over all peace of mind.

Let celebrate the Spring! and give to you the opportunity to learn the Classical Pilates System; Also I would like to invite to all the Pilates Teacher here in Roanoke and let share our passion for Joe Pilates.


Classical Pilates Method


I am able to teach via Skype; Please contact me at LotusLuzLife, Luz A. Lovern. Here having my own Skype lesson with Amy Kellow, my teacher and my friend! from Everybody Pilates from UK.

Classical Pilates Method; develop the body uniformly, correct imbalances, restores your physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit. Over all we gain a healthy spine, healthy mind and body.

Pilates is a great workout for our entire body; every single muscles are included!

You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions. Joe Pilates quote

The Classical Pilates in Roanoke, is getting strong and I would like to contact me at to get more information.  I am available to teach a group of classes and also for Private session.  Teaching in Down town every week for all of you! for more information please call me at 540 855 1194 I will be able to teach the Classical Mat Work

Enjoy one of my favorite workout at the “High Chair” Invented for Joe Pilates and manufactured by Gratz.

Let Move!



Stay Classical – My Pilates Journey


Luz Alejandra Lovern, eating apple at Vintage Pilates after amazing private session with Dena Drotar.

I am Luz, my human nature is expressed in my work and personal life, “Luzlife is the way of life”, finding my connection has kept me sane for the last ten months.

My entire life has been in constant change, chaos, pain, emotional and laying to rest the love of my life. Losing my love one has changed my entire life and I must remind myself still.

“A little bird blue eyes; told me that this is my time”! 


Picture belong to Vintage Pilates, posted in media now.

Welcome Luz with a big smile and hug! Thanks to Vintage Pilates for reaching out for me; special Thanks to Sandy Shimoda and Dena Drotar and the Teachers of Vintage; for gave this opportunity with private Pilate lesson last Friday, it was very special. She helped me connect with energies that were in my body, that I was not able to feel myself.

As she said, “I want to see how your body is moving” and she helped me without hesitation. Where and when I must go… energetically my workout on the Classical Reformer equipment was intense and my emotional and muscular stagnation began to fade away. My lower back is free, my knees and joints moisturized. This released the blockage in my body, mind and soul.

Time to feel like a kid again! Upside down on the Cadillac equipment! Yes, my favorite exercise, I can do at my home studio, some of my equipments are still in storage, working out and teaching is my joy.


Picture belong to Vintage Pilates; publicated at the media now.

 All was flowing, moving my spine and internal organs, my entire present feeling with joy! I decided to come back to my joy, my inspiration, my way of life. I was able to spend a magnificent weekend with Vintage Pilates and of course Mr. Jay Grimes! Putting the chaos in the past and looking forward to the future, I know no one deserves this opportunity more than myself

Big hugs and much love around me! when I see my lovely friend Andrea Maida, and meeting Nicole Marcione was a pleasure. Telling everybody that my teacher and friend, Amy Kellow, has been not just my teacher but also, my true friend! They made me feel loved and strong with hugs every day. Kindness from my new friends and with them supporting me with warm messages, open heart and crystal eyes made me feel special.

Going to fly! Time in my class with Mr. Jay and other wonderful students! I decided to do my best and trust in the universe and it was fantastic! Beautiful feedback from Mr. Jay that change my entire energies for sure!


Special Thanks to my Pilates new friend Carmen Slater Lanteigne and all the wonderful group of teachers of Vintage Pilates, and all the students that we where at this time. Sharing the passion and share our life at this present time. Big hugs to all and thanks for such a beautiful heart. Remember Loving Kindness First then MOVE!

“I have faith in you,” he said and it’s more important “you have faith in yourself” “You look more strong! More beautiful feedback! I told him, I am a survivor and I am here to do my best! This is my inspiration and way of life today! How is your neck? Mr. Jay took time to ask me and explain to others students about the metals and screws, I have in my cervical spine. Telling me to “relax and use your stomach”, he kept repeating relax at the same time he was using his hands in helping me understand my body. Realizing my emotions brought me to tears, which help release the pain inside of me. It was as if he pushed some button that flushed away the stagnation, wonderful feeling!

Time to move on!

My motto: my health myself; remember I am a survivor! I must love myself first! Yes I am! Get the recognition from my teachers, especially Mr. Jay Grimes, my gift! Meeting new friends and supporting group! What a magnificent group of human beings and expert professionals. I was able to work at this time! I am grateful to meet special people, which encouraged my present, with great ideas and beautiful energies and positive feedback.

Thanks to all that crossed my path these days and please, keep sharing the good work and open heart.


Special Thanks to Lesley Logan CEO at Profitable Pilates for the loving kindness. Here with my new friends Gaia and Bayon

To spend the weekend and participate at Jay Grimes Workshop the first about Joe Pilates and genius mind invented the small apparatus to help us and keep our body strong.

The Wunda Chair, The magnificent of Joe Pilates reflected in Jay Grimes and yes totally agree not all the exercises are for our size or type of bodies; we just need to be tentative and focused to do what is fell good and leave our body free of stagnation and in balance; using the whole body to stay connected.


At Jay Grimes workshop this weekend; Teaching the Classical Pilates as Joe Pilates invented; we don’t change; we don’t do additional exercises … we keep the work as Joe invented

After all the most important is learning to breath correctly and remove what not belong to our lungs! that was amazing! focused in the real and simple as Joe Pilates wished.  Thanks   Vintage Pilates, Jay Grimes see you soon!

I am blessed!

Mission Accomplished!

Luz A. Lovern

My Pilate Journey today after the storm… is all about to believe in myself again!

Skype Lesson By Luz A. Lovern

2017-01-07-PHOTO-00000297-2“From Qatar to Usa, I am veen a student of Luz for a few years now.  Since she was living here in Qatar.  I was a bit worried starting Skype lessons because I was always used to having Luz by my side.  But we have formed a deep connection and understanding of each other and the Classical Pilates System that during our Skype session I feel her always by my side and it has made no difference.

Thanks you Luz you are an excellent teacher and mentor to me” by Khouzama Al Thani

Now I am teaching the Classical Pilates System to all of you! if you want to try please contact me at

My Skype name is: LotusLuzLife – Luz A. Lovern

I will be so happy to helping you to understand how we can keep moving and working, learning the beautiful and effective system Invented by Joe Pilates.

“From My heart to the Sky

To the Sky to the Earth

To the Hearth and all around to the Universe”

Rowing Series at the Universal Reformer by Luz A. Lovern 


Classical Pilates MatWork in Roanoke, VA

Classical Pilates in Roanoke

For the Month of March we are celebrating #MarchMatness2017
Day: Monday
Time from 9 to 10 am
fee 10 only!
phone: 540 855 1194
110 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke VA 24011
What is Classical Pilates Workout:

Introduction about Joe Pilates System and Practice! I promise you will be fun!

For the Month of March we are celebrating #MarchMatness2017 Day: Monday Time from 9 to 10 am fee 10 only! phone: 540 855 1194 110 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke VA 24011 What is Classical Pilates Workout: Introduction about Joe Pilates System and Practice! I promise you will be fun!

Classical Pilates Method; develop the body uniformly, correct imbalances, restores your physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit. Over all we gain a healthy spine, healthy mind and body.

For the Month of March we are celebrating #MarchMatness2017 Day: Monday Time from 9 to 10 am fee 10 only! phone: 540 855 1194 110 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke VA 24011 What is Classical Pilates Workout: Introduction about Joe Pilates System and Practice! I promise you will be fun!

Pilates is a great workout for our entire body; every single muscles are included! 

You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions. Joe Pilates quote

10389071_556345757830258_7906694958611707682_nDiscover how Pilates can help you build strong center; long and lean muscles and healthy spine.

Join me for the Classical Pilates Mat Work; where I will include a wonderful equipment called: spine corrector; barrels invented by Joe Pilates.

Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work. Joe Pilates quote

Change happens through movement and movement heals. Joe Pilates Quote

phone: 540 855 1194

Happy and Healthy 2017!

12391384_1032862953445146_3787620483729014277_nThe time is now and present!  and we are going to have a wonderful 2017! no more delay the Universe is supporting my path; thanks to all are connected with the light, with the movement, and from the soul.

I am a mover! holistic, entrepreneur and business woman, over all I am learning and teaching at the same time!

Now here in Roanoke, Virginia USA the Home town of my husband that he left this plane few weeks ago; and I am sure he is look after my work, my life and my happiness.  I am feeling blessed to be able to come back to my work that I love and I do with all my heart and mind. And always with my dearest Teacher Amy Kellow from Everybody Pilates UK. and all the wonderful teachers are crossing my path.

Love is everything!


“With body, mind, and spirit functioning perfectly as a coordinated whole, what else could reasonably be expected other than an active, alert, disciplined person”

– Joseph Pilates

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FARM2FIT EXPO. Saturday 7, 2017 at 9 am – 3 pm

Where you can lear how Joe Pilates Method, Luz A. Lovern is a International certified Classical Pilates Teacher

When I said to myself: I am a Happy!

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Happiness is here for us in order to keep our healthy body, mind and spirit. Happiness is like a flower or when somebody smile from the heart.  And we need to keep our inner eyes to nourish this happiness.

As Lao Tzu said: Being deeply loved by someone give you strength, while loving someone dimply gives you courage”.

Today for me: Happiness is the stage where I am experience; the sense of love, safe, healthy, strong and much more… that coming from my inner light.

When I am able to get closer of what I am searching for years and as a Teacher give always my best advice and how we can have better life, better health and over all better outlook of life. Challenging time for me now;  I need to embrace myself and others  at the same time; can be confuse sometimes.  I need to put all what we have learned for years in practice now!  Practice and practice lovingkindness to myself in order to irradiate and elevate my own energies.

12472607_1117986094932831_6153985451262744551_nThe Real practice is in our own day by day what exactly I am doing at this time. Moving forward and let it go… Became my own teacher and keep me sane and strong. Is not easy; to talk about my pain, my fears; what I like to talk is about my present today that became my healthy future and my own positive mind that will lead me to the safe and healthy life. My life, My work and my entire existence is shifting. Always during this period I am getting help from everybody out here. My friends, my teachers, my universal family.  I thrust in the universe and I am keep practicing my meditation and Yoga as a yogini.  Finally I am able to teach few hours here in USA.

“I am a happy human being, I am an Entrepreneur, Holistic, a business woman and over all I believe in the positive thinking. I believe and keeping my light; I am a Lotus, white lotusluzlife”.

The Classical Plates Mat Work Benefits

“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body.”
Joseph Pilates


Classical Pilates Mat Work, a system invented by Joe Pilates and originally called  Contrology, promotes physical, mental and emotional well being addressing the two main concerns of society today:  fitness and stress.

Modern lifestyles have grown increasingly less active and more stressful, impacting quality of life. The pace of today’s society, the aging worldwide population, and the now-public awareness of the mind-body connection has created an increasing interest in Classical Pilates as a mind, body and spirit connection. unknown-9

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old.  If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”
by Joseph Pilates

Science shows that the body needs to learn how to move correctly. The ability to perceive movement properly is rarely emphasized in modern training methods, allowing dysfunction to develop. While the brain recognizes basic movement patterns, it does not naturally focus on muscles or muscle groups or know how to sequentially build upon basic patterns of movement in a healthy way. Joe Pilates understood these issues and to deal with muscle group training requirement he invented this wonderful system that I am teaching today where I remain faithful to the original method allowing you to feel the intended benefits from the very beginning!unknown-10

“Change happens through movement and movement heals”
by Joseph Pilates

Joe Pilates Invented the System called Contrology and today I teach both the Classical System and the Classical Pilates Mat Work.

I have just relocated to Roanoke, Virginia USA and I am now preparing to teach Classical Pilates Mat Work;  I am available for private sessions; and looking forward for new places where I can share with all of you the original Mat Exercises invented for our Joe Pilates.unknown-11

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”
Joseph Pilates

by Luz A. Lovern

LuzLife, The Seed of Classical Pilates in Qatar

1378651_607704215961024_928951156_nA just few weeks to leave Qatar for good; after more than 10 years teaching almost every day; I can see today most of the Pilates Teachers in Qatar, where, at sometimes, my clients.

What a wonderful feeling to see how are growing the Pilates seed and blooming a new Pilates Teachers here in Middle East.  Doha, Qatar.  I wish all of whom could be “Classical Pilates Teachers”


What my Clients said:

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Luz as Classical Pilates teacher. It’s a great opportunity to have access to learning and practice of classical pilates with all the full benefits that this activity promotes.

Through Pilates with Luz I achieved greater connection with my body, mind and spirit, fully aligned in order to achieve balance and health.

An unusual and unforgettable experience.

Luz emanates knowledge, sensitivity and presence, which makes her look always conscious and personalized to the need of each person individually.

I am grateful for this opportunity and I wish that more and more people can enjoy Luz’s ability to bring health and balance through the practice of real classical pilates”.

Yours sincerily,
Márcia Garritano
Transpersonal psychologist
Doha, Qatar
(+974) 3303-5538

I am experience a wonderful feeling of inner happiness to see that all this years are finally germinated and give you the opportunity to learn something that is wonderful for everybody and keep you healthy and kind.



Good Bye Qatar! Hello USA

LuzLife Studio is moving to USAi-PnMb9Cz-L


Time to Moving forward and embracing the present moments. Thanks very much Qatar for all this beautiful years that allow me to teach day by day.

Thanks to all my dearest Clients that made LuzLife, The First and Only Classical Pilates Studio in Doha, Qatar.

GetAttachment-10.aspxIn my journey of the Classical Pilates Method; we did amazing, we bring to Qatar last November 2015 Amy Kellow from Everybody Pilates, having the first Workshop of Classical Pilates in Qatar and Middle East.  What a wonderful experience.  We will bring the Classical system for you; to change no just your body also your life style.

Teaching day by day and sharing my own journey with this beautiful land that give me the opportunity to grow up and stay still.i-HBNWN8g-L

Teaching Yin Yoga, Meditation and more Holistic approach that I was sharing with all of you in my own pace.

I am moving with my open heart to my husband home town; time to flow; time to let it go. I bring with me beautiful memories, of my journey as a teacher and mentor of my own Studio.

LuzLife, The Pilates and Yoga Studio will be in Virginia, Roanoke, USA



Luz A. Lovern