August 2016 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"I use Gratz equipment because I care for my clients. It is worth every penny! It is safe, extremely well-built and produces results fast! I absolutely love it."
- Tonka Cascais, Owner and Instructor
Our Fort Lauderdale Pilates studio is an oasis of health with 3,500 sq. feet of space that includes a sauna, barre room, Spinning bikes, Gratz equipment and more. Good health is a lifestyle that is constantly changing, a dynamic entity that involves Nutrition, Stress management, good Sleep habits and exercise. Together, these things make for a beautiful body and a beautiful mind. At our Fort Lauderdale Pilates studio, we focus on examining and improving all of these areas. As well as an anti-aging approach to molding a healthy body and strong mind through nutrition and exercise.
Tonka Cascais has dedicated her life to transforming bodies and changing lives, regardless of a person’s age, physical, or emotional limitations. Tonka has studied Pilates for over 16 years. She has had the unique opportunity to train in New York under the mentorship of the famous Romana Kryzanowska, the esteemed mentee of 50 years to Joseph Pilates. Romana Kryzanowska appointed Tonka as a Level 3 Master Teacher. As a level 3 Master Teacher, Tonka was responsible for training new instructors in South Florida for Romana’s Pilates Certification Program in New York City.
Tonka’s broad knowledge of the body and the dissection of how the body moves and functions inspired her to opened ProPilates® in 2000 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This pioneering concept for a complete holistic lifestyle approach to anti-aging, health, nutrition, and fitness evolved into the ProPilates® Lifestyle Solutions. Under the ProPilates® Lifestyle Solutions concept, Tonka created her own method of teaching called the ProPilates® Method. The ProPilates® Method utilizes Tonka’s vast experience with Pilates and the human body in a personalized program for anti-aging, joint health, and weight loss exercise with no impact on the joints. Tonka’s unique development of the ProPilates® Lifestyle Solutions remains superior health and fitness, where equipment and nutrition are utilized in a new straight-forward and effective ways.
I studied with Romana Kryzanowska for over 15 years and Gratz equipment was always her choice because Mr. Gratz and Joseph Pilates designed the original equipment and that is the only equipment Romana ever worked with. Because of the original measurements of Gratz equipment, the tension of the springs and the way it was built I reach the desired results with my clients very quickly, without injuries and in a very efficient way.
1861 Cordova Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida