Laguna Niguel, CA
" Pilates and Yoga with Fleur"
Services: Pilates, Yoga
- $2530 min
- 0Classes Taught
I love teaching Pilates and yoga! More importantly, I hope you will enjoy the benefits. Many of my students have NEVER taken a yoga or Pilates class before. We all share the goal of having strong, fit, and pain-free bodies, and a clearer understanding of our injuries.
I train and teach over 350 students per calendar year in large and small group settings and specialize in teaching many levels in one room. I am a certified Pilates and yoga instructor, possess a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology and hold special certificates to work with pathologies and injuries.
As an Assistant Professor at Saddleback College, I bring Pilates and yoga to community centers in South Orange County (specifically see locations to the right). I've taught at the college level since 1993.
In addition, I privately teach smaller class sizes (sizes 1-5) in a couple Pilates studios in the Tustin area.
Contact me today at 714.200.3541 I would love to meet you and find ways to help you meet your goals!
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."
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!"
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 "
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."
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!"
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. "
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. "
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."
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!"
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."
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. :) "
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. "
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."
Betty R. May 25
"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!"
Margaret M. May 30
"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. "
Linda A. July 13
"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."
Maureen O. November 26
"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."
Robbin G. November 30
"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"
keith C. December 4
"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. "
Judy W. December 11
"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. "
Kathleen M. December 12
"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 C. December 12
"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"
Todd G. December 14
"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."
Peter C. December 21
"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. "
Rita T. December 27
"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!"