North Tustin, CA
" Pilates and Yoga with Fleur | Intro to Jogging | Saddleback College Asst. Professor "
Services: Pilates, Yoga, Running
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- $7560 min
Fleur is an exercise physiologist, and is certified in teaching Pilates, yoga, cardio kickboxing, and spinning, and holds a unique certificate for using Pilates to address injuries and pathologies. She also coaches running clinics to individuals who want to add jogging to their fitness program.
Fleur can create a personalized program for you or you can join her in her large group classes. She currently teaches private and semiprivate sessions at two studios in North Tustin, and in community centers across South Orange County.
Her unique teaching style will help you understand and address any muscular imbalances, physical limitations and injuries.
Fleur has taught exercise at the college level since 1993, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Saddleback College in the Gero-kinesiology department. She is a BASI certified Pilates instructor with both Masters and Bachelors degrees in kinesiology from CSU Fullerton and Baylor University. Fleur was formerly the Director of the Pregnagym at Irvine Medical Center, and has worked in settings such as injury reduction and prevention in the workplace, and with elite athletes at the Tom Landry Sports Medicine and Research Center.
Please read what her students have to say, by clicking the "Recommendations" tab above.
Contact Fleur today at 714.200.3541 or Fleur.Fong@gmail.com She would love to meet you and find ways to help you meet your goals!
Ashley M. October 22
"I can't say enough positive things about Fleur and her instruction! I have been taking private Pilates classes from her for about four months and have already seen a huge improvement in my core strength and flexibility. I injured my back two years ago and have not been able to make enough progress through physical therapy so someone recommended Pilates. I found Fleur online and hit a gold mine! She goes out of her way to come up with new exercises that benefit you individually and is always looking to improve. She is kind and funny and a pleasure to spend time with! Look no further if you want to better your health and your life through Pilates and Yoga!"
Laurel H. October 22
"I highly recommend Fleur! I've just started taking a running class from her, and I'm shocked to say I really like it. (I adore Fleur, it's the running I've never been able to do.) I'm running for the first time in my life and it doesn't feel like a strain. Fleur is so positive, encouraging and knows her material. It is a joy to show up and jog with her - and that is a miracle!"
kathy M. October 21
"i just started Fleur's running class on Saturday mornings and I have to say that I just love it. I am actually running and enjoying it. I highly recommend this class. I have also done Pilates with Fleur and she is fantastic. "
cheryl D. October 21
"Fleur is the BEST pilates instructor I've had. I've been to a few different places public and private and she is by far the most knowledgeable. She really tries hard to gear the workout to fit your fitness needs. I had and issue with my hip and she took the time to do some research so we could figure what we could do to make my workout effective. I highly recommend Fleur! "
Lainie C. October 21
"I have been doing pilates with Fleur for over 2 years and I have seen a huge improvement in my core strength. I have done small group, semi-private and private lessons with Fleur and she is great. The best thing about Fleur is that she is constantly mixing it up. There is nothing more boring than constantly doing the same exercises over and over. She is always challenging me and keeps it fun. "
Madaline H. July 26
"Fleur's teaching method is unique. She combines yoga instructions with her knowledge in students' physical & medical limitations and offers various options so that we all can pick & choose whichever ones that suit us the most. I personally have rotation cuff problems on my shoulder and her shoulder exercise helped me a great deal. Thanks Fleur. Madaline H"
Mary Y. July 24
"I took her class through the Emeritus program. The class had over 100 students. I enjoy her class very much. She is very helpful and works with any limitations your body might have. She also take time to adjust you in various poses so you get the most benifit. Well rounded."
Lynn F. July 22
"We moved to Laguna woods from Los Angeles where my husband and I took yoga classes at our gym. We have had the pleasure of working with Fleur for the past two years here and she is the best yoga teacher we have ever had. Even though it is a large class she is able to tune in to people's individual needs. She is a highlight of our week! Lynn and Tom
BEVERLEY M. July 21
Last week was my last summer Yoga Session with Fleur. When I first signed up "I was a little stectable because, I had heard her class was very hard",but thought I would be the judge of it. I have never come across an Outstanding Instructor/Teacher as Fleur. She was fantastic, so knowledgeable, & totally understood every step of the way, sure some "moves were difficult, but was able to plow right through it"...I am sooooo glad I stayed with the class, she is wonderful Instructor...I did not know she taught Pilates, so I'll have to check into that. Thank You Fleur:"
Pat H. July 19
"I have been fortunate to participate in several of Fleur's Emeritus yoga classes. She is extremely competent in addressing the individual needs of each student and in recommending the best option for each. I highly recommend participating in her classes."
Rita T. December 27, 2012
"Fleur is a wonderful teacher! She takes the time to explain things and what the benefits are for each exercise. Easy, wonderful class and a lovely teacher!"
Peter C. December 21, 2012
"I have a slouching posture problem for years, and failed to make much improvement over the years. In Fleur's pilates and yoga classes this semester, she helped me to set a reasonable and achievable goal. I work on it, feeling great and start to regain confidence. Fleur is a terrific instructor with personal care for invidual needs. "
Todd G. December 14, 2012
"Fleur is an excellent and conscious professional instructor. She is able to demonstrate, herself, various degrees of difficulty to allow students to choose that which they feel most comfortable. Reminding us to breath, a good concept, but also keeping safe with many reminders of what to not do it you have a … what ever. I always know that I will get a complete and safe workout in her Pilates class."
judy C. December 12, 2012
"i have taken numerous classes with fleur and rate her as excellent. she is clear,patient and takes the time to
correct students as often as they need-flow those
who forget and need repetetition"
Kathleen M. December 12, 2012
"I take a pilates class through the Saddleback College Emeritus Program. Fleur is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain every move. I feel I am getting a very good workout in her class and plan to continue as long as I am able."
Judy W. December 11, 2012
"Fleur is a terrfic instructor who took great care to make sure I did the poses correctly. She explained body movement and how it related to my back problem and treatment. The environment is very relaxing and the equipment superb. "
keith C. December 4, 2012
"My wife and I have been taking yoga classes from Fleur for the past 2-3 years. With each class we noticed that we are getting a little more flexible. We realise we will never be as good as the Master(sigh). However, being an extremely stiff person before the class, now I can cut my own toe nails. This I consider a major improvement to my quality of life. "
Robbin G. November 30, 2012
"Never have I had such a caring, professional, empathetic, knowledgeable, and wonderful teacher as Fleur Fong. Fleur was there when I was diagnosed with a condition that needed special training for. On her own she researched what would assist me and gave me the information in class the next time I saw her. To this day she provides me with special instruction while teaching the entire class. I would never take another yoga class with any on else. Thank you Fleur you saved my life.....Robbin Glatman"
Maureen O. November 26, 2012
"I feel very lucky to have found Fleur Fong to be my yoga instructor. I have been in her class for about five years now and have never left her weekly class without feeling the benefit to mind and body. The way she encourages her students shows how such a caring person she is. She is always upbeat and never fails to bring a smile on my face - even while I might be groaning as this old body creaks. In short, Fleur Fong is an excellent yoga teacher and I hope to take lessons from her for many years to come."
Linda A. July 13, 2012
"I've only taken one other yoga class, so I'm new at this, but Fleur is great for beginners as well as advanced students. She explains everything so well and is very encouraging. I always leave her class feeling fit physically as well as emotionally. She truly cares about her students. She is kind and patient."
Margaret M. May 30, 2012
"I just love Fleur's classes. I have no previous experience with Yoga and Fleur has made me feel great about being able to learn to do it. She shows modifications for all levels and encourages you to safely try to do your best. I never thought that I could even try yoga and now Fleur has me doing it! Last year, I was a couch potato and Fleur's exercise class got me up and moving. Now, many pounds lighter, Fleur is challenging me to get to new levels. I love Fleur's happy, positive attitude. She respects our senior limitations but keeps on challenging us to do more than we think that we can. Fleur changed my life for the better. "
Betty R. May 25, 2012
"I appreciate Fleur and her instruction style. Her facility in using her expertise is kind and comprehensive. I always felt encouraged and supported in all my efforts. She made me feel safe and able to exceed my own expectations. She has an ability to help me feel successful even when I had misgivings and is very encouraging.
Over the years, I have taken a lot of different courses with a corresponding myriad of instructors and Fleur rates up there at the top!"
Debra G. May 16, 2012
"I love Fleurs yoga class because its very relaxing and inspiring at the same time. In the 2 years I've been taking the class I've never had any soreness or pain. We are very lucky to have her."
Suellen Z. May 15, 2012
"I have been a student in Fleur's yoga classes for seniors for 8 years. I'm very glad I've had the chance to be her student for so many years, and look forward to many more years. My aging body is still deteriorating, but at a slower pace than it would without the benefits of yoga.
I know from having been a teacher (although in a very different subject) what challenges a teacher faces. Fleur does it with the professionalism that gives her students confidence in her, but also with a personal approach and sense of humor that makes her a person to her students as well as a teacher.
She is excellent at giving us choices for each pose depending upon our own abilities. But she always makes sure we are pushing our own bodies a little further. She emphasizes that we are the best judges of what our bodies will and won't allow us to do. I really appreciate that because no one in our classes has fallen or hurt him/herself.
I love watching the more complicated poses that Fleur can do. She is always improving her own yoga practice to challenge herself although her level is far above ours.
I have enjoyed classes with other yoga teachers, but Fleur combines a mixture of elements in her class that keep bringing me back year after year. "
Karen R. January 3, 2012
"I am probably a little biased, as I've been fortunate enough to be friends with Fleur since high school and we were able to reconnect a number of years ago. :) This past couple of years I had to re-shape my previously healthy body, as a thyroid condition changed my weight and I had been not working out for the last couple of years; so, I was looking to get back to the gym, do yoga and pilates and generally change my body back (an uphill battle when you have a thyroid to balance out too!). I've done mat pilates on my own at home (DVDs), but went for some private classes with Fleur to kickstart me back on the road to health. And let me qualify by saying: if I did not believe in Fleur's personality and talent, I would not have taken this opportunity to spend time in her private studio space.
What I love is that Fleur takes a comprehensive history along with what you're looking to accomplish with your visits so she can help focus your time together to really hone in on the results you're looking to get. She's ALWAYS cheerful, positive and is very precise in making sure you're using proper form for safety AND so you will see results! Based on your needs, she will customize/tailor a program for optimal results for you as well.
Without a doubt, I would refer Fleur to anyone looking to improve their body that not only wants to see physical results in themselves; but you also will enjoy Fleur's positive, smiling face and encouraging personality to take yourself further through body and mind combined. :) "
Dileep M. December 2, 2011
"Fleur is an outstanding yoga teacher. She brings professionalism and gives personal attention to students in class.
Fleur has a knack to properly warm up and then move to the full stretches, which is so necessary for seniors and every one else.
This is my first introduction to yoga, and Fleur has made it fun.
Thank you Fleur."
Mo C. November 20, 2011
"I work long hours in my office. Were it not for Fleur's professionalism, personal attention, intelligence and kindness, as well as her ability to create a very personal program for me, incorporating assorted physical limitations and issues, I would not be able to motivate myself to show up! She is terrific, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
Jay H. November 14, 2011
"I have really enjoyed group reformer classes with Fleur. She is a fun and professional teacher. The classes are always different, and I really appreciate the variety. She has a good eye for technique and is very encouraging. Classes always start right on time, and she is a true professional."
Marci M. November 14, 2011
"I will be starting my 3rd Pilates class with Fleur next month. The class is well paced and small enough to be effective. She's able to tweak each persons workout based upon their ability level. Most of all, Fleur has an energetic yet calm nature that makes the entire experience a pleasure. "
Denise C. November 13, 2011
"I have been taking yoga from Fleur for at least 5 years, and I am still enjoying it. I am more limber now then I was when I was in high school. Getting older really stinks, so keeping my body strong really helps. Almost a year ago I started her private pilates class and really love the one on one even more. Fleur knows my bodies weak areas and has helped me get stronger in those areas. The pilates session is a great overall work out that I enjoy EVERY week. One more thing, Fleur is educated in the human body and knows the muscle groups and how they relate to each other. And best of all she is a very sweet and caring person, enjoys what see is doing and cares about her students. "
Katie W. November 12, 2011
"I did my first Pilates Reformer class session with Fleur and it was wonderful! She was very hands on making sure everyone was in the correct position from beginners (like me!) to others who were familiar with the reformer. I also like that each week she worked other parts of the body and used different equipment, or the reformer in different ways, to really show us what you can do with pilates. I will definately take another class with Fleur! I highly recommend the group reformer class to anyone at any level!"
Nachiko L. August 9, 2011
"I started to take Fleur's Yoga class three years ago. Even though I could practice Yoga for free elsewhere, I choose her class in Lake Forest with fee just because I want to have her as my instructor. She is personable and very pleasant. She challenges us to push a little more without hurting ourselves. For this reason she often gives us a few optional ways to achieve the poses so that students can choose the most suitable one based on their condition of the day or the level. Her verbal instructions are also so clear that I could follow with my eyes closed, and this enables me to concentrate on my forms. She even gives hands-on instructions to help achieve the correct poses. Other quality that I appreciate very much is her calming effect on her students. I had four other Yoga instructors in the past, and she offers the most effective and most enjoyable class."
Jane Z. August 8, 2011
"I have been taking yoga with Fleur for six years. There are various levels of fitness in the class so she offers options for many of the poses. Thus, everyone can succeed and be comfortable in the class. Thanks Fleur "
Ann F. August 3, 2011
"I have been taking Fleur's yoga class for quite a few years now. It has really helped me stay flexible and able to maintain a better balance. She is a wonderful and patient teacher with her students. I look forward to her classes. Thank you Fleur!"
keith C. July 27, 2011
"My wife Teresa and myself have been taking Fleur's class for over two years. We find that her class is suited for our needs. It is not too strenuous and not too relaxed and she is very patient. It relaxes my mind and body. I am a very stiff person but after taking the class I can bend over and clipping my toe nails without any effort. We are very happy that we have Fluer as our instructor."
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