Testimonials

Here's what some of our clients are saying:

 

"Mandy is magic."  --D.B.

 

"I have transformed the way I feel inside and outside at Body Mechanics. I've gone from being in chronic pain to racing my bike in my 40's, and it's all because of the personal attention and instruction I've received, both in Pilates and in energy sessions. Mandy is a genius."  --L.C.

 

"I consider Mandy to be one of my life's greatest healers.  Every single session I have with her blows me away in ways I never expect and leaves me feeling more clear, connected and in alignment with my own personal power and soul's work. She has a way of delivering the most profound cosmic information in a way that is incredibly grounded and full of practical application. Mandy's gift for intuitive healing is precious and rare and I would recommend her with flying colors to anyone seeking deep healing, new insight and profound clarity."  --F.B.

 

"I started working with Tracy at Body Mechanics in 2011.  After working with her for several months privately I began attending classes twice a week with Mandy in addition to my weekly private session.  I have also worked with others at the studio and can say they are all amazing.  I love the atmosphere of support and encouragement.  I am always challenged and get amazing personal attention.  The classes are small and it allows you to get great instruction and to even develop great relationships with the other attendees.  Body Mechanics has become another family to me. 

Personally my body has changed in the most amazing ways.  They have me working muscles I never even knew I had.  My core has amazing strength now which allows me to participate in my other activities at a much higher level.  When I started stretching was very difficult for me and I have found I now love stretching.  I have a length now I never thought I could have.  Most importantly I have gained amazing confidence in my own potential through the loving support of Tracy, Mandy, and Nobuko.   They are the best!"  --L.P.

 

"Transformation. From the moment I lay down on Mandy's table for energy work, I entered into a whole new phase of my life. It began with tremendous release, and tremendous relief. I mostly kept my eyes shut, so I could focus on what was going on in my body (and a LOT was going on, moving through, moving out), but every once in a while I would look up at Mandy, and what I saw was an angel. I had the extraordinary experience of not being bound up by pain for the first time in a couple of months. Mandy gently guided me towards what we all should know deeply: we are perfect just the way we are. Everything happens at the right time. There is abundant love for us, and we are a source of abundant love.  Over time, our sessions began to morph into movement, and I began to connect to my body again and to find to pain-free movement. Mandy suggested I see Tracy as well, and I gained even more insight, even more freedom of movement. Eventually I was taking mat classes and mixed equipment classes, marveling that I was once again strong and whole. I don't know what I would have done if I didn't find Body Mechanics. But the beautiful thing is that I did find them, and now you have!"   --M.T. 

 

"A beautiful studio with beautiful people! I have enjoyed all the classes I have taken here, whether they are private, semi private, or part of the regular schedule. The instructors are warm, knowledgeable and friendly, and the classes are engaging, fun, and as challenging as you want them to be. At Body Mechanics everyone has gone out of their way to create a community where you can learn and grow within a fully supported environment. I highly recommend you give one of their classes or energy sessions a try!"  --K.S.

 

"Mandy does ‘Pilates from within’. She really helps you connect with your body and inner sense and do the Pilates exercises from that place of inner connection. This makes it more than just a great workout. When I leave a Pilates class with Mandy, I both feel toned and rejuvenated! She is extremely intuitive and does amazing bodywork one-on-one and I have a totally different connection to my body and core strength thanks to the work she has done with me. Her style is very light and non-judgmental and accepting of where you are at which really helps in pushing the boundaries without actually feeling like you are ‘pushing’."  --N.E.

 

 "Mandy's quiet and gentle sensitivity to me and support of my need to breathe better and keep a non-athletic body strong have sustained me  during five years of treatment for a lung cancer, and given me gifts beyond measure. I'm 74.  PS  She is marvelously organized!"  --C.W.

 

"Colleen and Nobuko are both super nice, and have made me feel very welcomed and supported as a total newbie to Pilates. Plus, the studio space is great, and I really like the ability to pay and schedule online."  --S.A.

 

"I absolutely love body mechanics! It's a gorgeous space filled with friendly people. I've been seeing Mandy Cregan regularly for over a year now. Sometimes we do Pilates, sometimes energy work, most of the times both.  She always knows exactly what my body (and mind) need. She's extremely gifted in what she does and a sweet and caring person to be around. My life has changed for the better thanks to body mechanics." --N.C.

 

"I began working with Mandy at Body Mechanics at a time of big transitions in my life.  I was the beneficiary of great good fortune, as I selected her studio mostly based on its location.   My intention was simply to work one-on-one, with the Pilates equipment, in order to strengthen my body.   As it turned out, I discovered that what I'd really come for -- without consciously realizing it -- was a deeper healing.   As Mandy and I worked together, I began to open to her incredible ability to work with my body at an energetic level.   I'd never sought this kind of thing and, honestly, had always been fairly skeptical.   But as I began to experience this work personally, I was amazed to find that it was meeting needs far more important to me than simply strengthening my muscles.  I'm truly grateful for Mandy's insight, awareness, and intelligence." --K.S.

 

"Over the past five years I have had the privilege of working with four different practitioners at BodyMechanics: Mandy, Colleen, Jay and Carrie.  Their services included massage, tai chi, energy work, as well as group, semi-private, and private sessions for Pilates.  All of the practitioners exhibit an amazing depth of knowledge in their areas of expertise.  But it's not just their knowledge that keeps me coming back.  It's their heart and soul that makes me a returning client.  All genuinely care about my well being and work with me to become healthy and strong." --L.F.

 

"Each of the practitioners at Body Mechanics is gifted in the broadest sense of the word---intuitive, kind, interested in you, dedicated, skilled, and just all-around nice.  Group classes as well as private sessions are geared around each client, and so sessions and classes are never cookie-cutter-one-size-fits all.  Nor are the clients, who range in age from teenagers- to 80's. This is the place to come if you're looking for acceptance, good conversation and good workouts, and strengthening both physically and mentally.  I leave Body Mechanics feeling better than when I went in, balanced inside and out, and get compliments on my posture and tone." --A.B.

 

 "Five years ago I walked in the door at Body Mechanics looking to tighten up my abs and get better muscle tone. I had chronic headaches and back pain but just accepted those as part of the life that I had to lead. After about six months of working with my body, Mandy started me on an incredible voyage of discovery that continues to this day. She slowly introduced to me possibilities of how I could live within my body,  and how I could walk through life differently. This journey has continued with incredible support from Tracy and Nobuko. I feel like I have a team of supporters who know my life and my physical challenges and work to move me forward with love and care.  I used to have 2 or 3 headaches a week – now I’m down to 1 or 2 a month. I accept the fact that I express my tension and anxiety through headaches but I now have tools to express that tension in other ways that are way less physically debilitating. I talk things through, I write, I yell in my car at the world. This is all part of the wonderful world of Pilates as practiced at Body Mechanics. I highly recommend the team at Body Mechanics – they changed my life."   --M.S.

 

"I have been coming to BodyMechanics for almost five years now.  I began with mat classes and quickly moved to Pilates 1:1 sessions with Mandy.  I had a stroke almost seven years ago, and I found both Pilates in general and Mandy in particular extremely good at rebuilding my functionality.  I am now in better condition than I was before my stroke.  I have great core strength, I can squat much deeper, and I can do headstands!  These things are all the more impressive when I consider that I used to be afraid to do side stretches on the ball.  Mandy combines a deep knowledge of Pilates with work in clearing energy, and, perhaps most importantly listening to what I say as well as what I don't say.  I heartily recommend Mandy, Pilates, and BodyMechanics, as well as all of the other staff who I have worked with from time to time."  --C.E.

 

"I requested a flower essence from Mandy when leading up to a large performance where I had to wear many hats, and also stay very present and in my body.  Telling her only my current state she devised and essence unique to me. It has the immediate effect of grounding me, while helping  me feel the increased pulse of energy available to me. I felt both calm and alert, and deeply touched by a sense of well-being." --T.B.

 

"I have prior experiences and found Jay to be one of the best teachers I have found yet... His LMT background integrated into his classes is invaluable in learning tai chi from a deep, visceral place!" --K.J.