Studio Reset
MELT and Classical Pilates in NW Portland OR
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Classical Pilates Workout and MELT Method in NW Portland Oregon

Students who have taken Pilates and the MELT Method classes.

 
 

testimonials

"Lucero is a master at creating a balanced Pilates workout. She knows just the right amount of time to work an area to make you feel it the next day but not too much to cause injury: intelligent exercise. The addition of MELT for the hands and feet have saved me. I highly recommend Studio Reset, 5 star."

— Dr. Karen Kelsall

"I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful classes in MELT. Donna Marshall and T Fahrig in my office keep thanking me every day for sending them on Sunday. We all felt so much relaxation and are in awe of your teaching skill with such a wide variety of people in the class. I feel fortunate to have Geoffrey in New Orleans and I know the people in Portland are lucky to have you. I have written to my Portland nieces and I hope they contact you.
 
With kindest regards ,all best wishes, and heartfelt thanks
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— Edith H. Morris

"Lucero is a highly intelligent and fiercely compassionate teacher. Her keen observational skills and the precision with which she identifies dysfunctional movement patterns and subtle imbalances in her students are uncanny. The way she goes about re-educating people to stand, sit, and move in a more graceful way is innovative and deeply personalized. I was fortunate enough to take weekly private lessons from Lucero for almost 5 years, and I would certainly continue if she and I didn't live on opposite sides of the country. I am forever indebted to her for all that she taught me about the human body/mind, and it warms my heart to know that she is still passionately sharing her gifts with others."

— Geoffrey Roniger, Owner,
Freret Street Yoga MyYogaToGo.com 

“Lucero and Pilates brought out the inner athlete in me. I walk taller, I am stronger and more flexible, and I carry myself with increased confidence. My chronic back pain has all but disappeared because of her combination of the MELT Method to help wake up your connective tissue followed by 40 minutes of Pilates. The biggest thing that Lucero has helped me with is to be much more aware of my body as I move through the day. I am conscious about my posture. When I sit or stand, I try to distribute my weight evenly. I engage my ‘core’ to support my movements during various activities. Lucero is a master at her craft and I feel very fortunate to have learned my practice from someone as talented as she is. If your goal is to lose weight or to stop body pain, Lucero is your woman. Her attention to detail and her extreme knowledge base of how the body works is what sets her apart. You will never have another person care as much as she does about how your body works and how to get you to your goals with complete body safety in mind at all times. Lucero is a true gem!”

— Justine Kahn, Owner, skinremedysf.com

“For the past year my husband and I have taken duets from Lucero and have the utmost respect for her teaching skills. She has great attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the Classical Pilates work. As a Pilates’ teacher myself, I have high expectations for my workouts and Lucero exceeded them every time. I always felt the Pilates’ length in my body and was invigorated with new energy and appreciation for the work after each lesson. Lucero also has a wonderful positive spirit, which is omnipresent in her teaching and guidance. I also appreciate the diversity in her lessons, meaning she utilizes all the Pilates’ apparatus. This keeps one challenged and broadens the Pilates’ experience. Lucero is herself a constant student and this I feel is a very important characteristic of a high level teacher. She is continually learning and challenging herself, which then carries over to her students. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to really learn the Classical Pilates method, have a great workout and total positive experience. I will continue to seek opportunities myself to study further with Lucero when I have the chance.”

— Krisna L. Hanks, Co-owner,
East Bay Pilates, Emeryville CA

“Lucero is an incredibly talented Pilates and Melt instructor. I cannot recommend her more highly. Despite the fact I had never done Pilates before, I was instantly comfortable with Lucero. Each workout was completely unique and tailored specifically to my body and my needs. Lucero really challenged me, but was always extremely encouraging and thoughtful. Soon my workouts with her became the highlight of my week and I always left feeling fabulous. She was also particularly helpful during both of my pregnancies. Lucero helped me navigate the body changes and, because of my workouts with her, I felt really healthy and strong. I can honestly say that Lucero has changed my life and my body in such positive ways. I feel grateful I was able to work with her for so many years.”

— Rebecca Sacerdoti, PhD

“Oh fair citizens of the city of Portland! I seethe with envy for Lucero now walks among you!

Passion, focus, compassion. For me, these are the three requirements for an excellent teacher and Lucero has all three in abundance. She is passionate about her subject, she is focused on her clients, and she is also deeply deeply compassionate. She knows when to push and when to hang back and in this she adapts to the needs and desires of every student as an individual. Great teachers become MORE passionate over time, not less, and this defines Lucero. She is the absolute best.”

— Alice Sebold, Writer

"Shortly after my 3rd MELT session I met with a patient who seemed like she would be a good candidate to start up with MELT. I sent her to the website and she ran with it.

Below is her experience. I just wanted to share how the things you do have a rippling effect in wonderful ways... so thank you for turning me on to MELT on behalf of all the folks I will be sharing it with!!"

— Erika Siegel, ND

“Lucero is a true professional trained in the authentic teaching of Joseph Pilates and in the MELT Method. She is observant and mindful, tailoring each workout to fit the client’s needs in that moment. I have had sessions where she has integrated MELT into our Pilates routine, increasing blood flow to injured areas, and providing a strong platform to begin the tough strengthening work of Pilates. Having misused and overused my body with years of elite gymnastics, I had many injuries that I considered chronic and life long. Once I began working with Lucero, I saw positive results within two months. Now after working with her for almost a decade, I am pain free, and have never been stronger. Lucero is also practiced in meditation and mindfulness - she is uniquely and expertly qualified to teach a classical Pilates with a kind heart and beautiful soul.”

— jane cook

“Lucero is the most knowledgeable, encouraging and thorough Pilates instructor I have ever had. She was my one-on-one teacher for more than five years. When I had issues like a frozen shoulder or joint pain, she was better than a physical therapist. She worked with me to heal the problems and worked around my limitations. Although I am over 70 years old, she challenged me to keep my body as strong and flexible as it could be. The work was never impossible, always appropriate. She is the best!”

— Kim Regan

“I have known Lucero since 2000. She has been my Pilates Instructor for nearly 14 years. She was my Pilates Instructor partner with whom I could dedicate my time to be fully present in my body, to the power that our body has when we are in physical alignment. Lucero is a strong communicator, thorough, thoughtful and precise. She fully customizes her work and adapts it for each of her clients. I am very athletic, and while the practice of Pilates in itself was a benefit to further build my physical strength to flow more easily in all the sports that I do, Lucero’s attention to details and intuitiveness to know my body has helped me harness the power of my body better than I could have had with any other instructors. She has invited me to take my inner physical strength to new levels. She has enabled me to courageously tap deeper into spaces of my body that needed to open. I have worked with many Pilates Instructors nation-wide and Lucero is gifted as a teacher. She herself is authentic as she integrates in her day to day the tools to optimize her own centeredness which benefits her students. My commitment with Lucero allowed me to be a more powerful and balanced skier, paddle boarder, golfer, hiker and runner. When we are centered in our body, we have more energy and do more with less. Lucero is an accomplished teacher in Pilates and MELT.”

— Johanne Bouchard,
Executive Leader and Advisor

"After several years of Pilates mat classes, I started working with Lucero and discovered a whole new level of Pilates!  Lucero has helped me see the ways that the same classical exercises I had been doing could be more precise and beneficial to my particular body, building new strength I did not know I had.  At age 64, I'm feeling new resilience, strength and balance!  After a session with Lucero that combines MELT and Pilates, I leave the studio feeling fabulous, younger and inspired.  What could be better than that?  Lucero is a masterful, creative teacher.  I'm so glad that I found Studio Reset!"

— PAT FRENCH

 
 
 

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Continuing Education Since 2016

AUGUST 2018

NEUROSTENGTH LEVEL 1 TRAINING

MELT NeuroStrength, an advanced MELT technique for qualified instructors that simulates the highly specialized hands-on therapeutic techniques of neuromuscular therapy, which are used to Reintegrate and Repattern optimal joint motion, erase compensatory patterns, and help people live pain free with a “hands-off” approach.

This was the second time I did this intensive six-day workshop. I have been practicing and teaching NeuroStrength for four years and during this week in August, I was able to absorb so much more of the nuance and science of this amazing life changing technique.

TEACH THE BODY IN FRONT OF YOU

In this workshop Trish Garland reviewed exercises on the Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector and the Archival Mat Work of Joseph Pilates. Her Studio is where I would recommend anyone who wants to get trained in the Romana Pilates style.  I was challenged and inspired! It was great having a master teacher work with my body and help me with my imbalances.

OCTOBER 2017

April 2017

HUMAN CADAVER Dissection course

What an amazing experience it was to have the opportunity to be part of this six-day hands on course.  We were skillfully guided into exploring, observing, feeling and dissecting the mysteries and wonder of the human body with Gil Hedley.  I am pleased to call myself a 'Somanaut'.  I have been teaching for over 20 years and to be able to go beyond the skin and uncover the layers beneath has inspired and transformed me as a person and a teacher.

 
 

December 2016

MELT Method LAB

A Comprehensive review of the Level ! moves.  Prior to three-day LAB, one month of videos, exams and essays..  The final was a recording of you teaching a move.

 

June 2016

Independent study

My favorite way to do Pilates Continuing Ed is taking classes with master teachers and peers.  Outstanding teachers I took from in NYC:

Benjamin Degenhardt - Contact
Victoria Torrie-Capan - Contact
Blossom Leilani Crawford - Contact