“Many people do not realize that Pilates is an excellent system of body work specifically for rehabilitation. I first came to Body Fundamentals in 2004 because my body was in pain and I thought Geneviève could help me. It is difficult for me to trust my body to someone for its care and nurturing. Body Fundamentals was an instant fit. Geneviève has a tremendous gift in her ability to assess the needs of the body, develop a method and process of rehabilitation, nurture the body with a realistic timeline, and above all, treat the body with the utmost respect and forgiveness, all while putting the mind at ease and developing a trust with the client. The result of her practice has meant that I am now living with minimal pain that continues to lessen as I develop lower abdominal strength and a redirection of my gait and foot strength. The overall shape of my body is toned and a body I am very happy to see reflected back at me when I look in the mirror.”
— Kathryn Kellner, Communication Consultant
“Having dabbled in Pilates for several years, it was only under Geneviève’s watchful eyes and precise instruction that my lower spine lordosis dramatically corrected to where it is almost normal. What’s amazing is that I have had this condition for my whole life. Thank you Genevieve and Body Fundamentals.”
— Lucy Peerenboom
“Almost fours years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (P.D.) which "is an idiopathic, slowly progressive, degenerative central nervous system disorder characterized by slow and decreased movement, muscular rigidity, resting tremor, and postural instability." (1) My doctor reminded me that "still water freezes faster than running water" and advised that I keep active and as mobile as possible.
“Based upon her 10 year experience with Pilates, my wife suggested a program of Pilates, full body massage and a continuation of my golfing. As it turns out, I do each of these activities twice per week and have been doing so since my diagnosis with P.D. Of course my physician also prescribed a drug regimen which I take faithfully, as well as trying to avoid or minimize stress in daily living. This combined program seems to be producing good results. I generally feel good and remain very active.
“I was fortunate to find Body Fundamentals, Inc. and its professional staff to work with me. They have designed a personalized program of exercise (Pilates) and hot stone body massage. The Creative Director and Founder is Geneviève Nedder and my therapist is Richard Hofstad. I believe these activities are an important part of my overall program. This isn't surprising when you compare my disease symptoms with the Pilates Principles (including: balanced muscle development, control, concentration, centering and whole body movement) -- an almost perfect overlay.”
(1) Merck Manual, pg. 1882
— Jerry Jackson, Retired Pharmaceutical Executive
“I have been coming to Body Fundamentals for twelve years and I have never had the same lesson twice. Geneviève has enormous range in her teaching and can go deeper and broader across all the levels of exercises in her Pilates repertoire.”
— Kirk E.
“I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Geneviève in many capacities over the years, and I am continually impressed with her ability, sensitivity and creativity. She exudes confidence and intelligence that make you feel at once challenged and supported. It is this combination of intellectual, physical and spiritual gifts that sets Geneviève apart as a truly talented teacher, coach, director and human being.”
— A. Lee Massaro, Director, Acting Teacher, National Theater Conservatory; Denver Center for the Performing Arts
“Pilates with Geneviève at Body Fundamentals has not only strengthened and toned my body, it has changed my entire approach to fitness and exercise. I know now that I can have the lean, strong body I desire without hurting myself or spending hours in a crowded gym. Geneviève's custom workouts and mat classes provide all the strength training I need and have greatly improved my posture and breathing. She is a kind, creative instructor who really listens to her student’s needs and desires. Because of her awareness and connection with her clients, results happen almost immediately. Thanks to Geneviève, Pilates is a workout I will never tire of.”
— Paula Taylor
“Anyone that has experienced the Pilates program recognizes the genius of Joseph Pilates in developing a system of organized programs that balance and strengthen your body regardless of age or experience with the program.
I began Pilates in the Chicago area, and when I moved to Tucson, I remained keenly interested in finding the best program. Though I have taken classes at other larger studios and exercise facilities, I am thoroughly impressed with the more unique and carefully crafted program at Body Fundamentals.
Geneviève Nedder clearly customizes and organizes individualized programs that work with your own physique and body to address the concerns and areas that most critically impact one’s own body requirements. The ability to schedule and work at a pace that you are comfortable with ensures maximum success.
Her patience, her intelligence and her commitment to excellence drive you to higher levels of performance week by week. The improvements are almost instantly noticeable and provide great motivation to come back week after week. I think Body Fundamentals offers the best Pilates program in Tucson.”
— Cristina S. Lowe
“Geneviève is a consummate professional. She is supportive, encouraging and sensitive to the needs of each student, yet she will always challenge your body for the best it can be at that moment. She has an exceptional eye for detail, coupled with an ability to correct errors in a way that consistently builds body awareness. The result is that the body becomes centered, strong and able to express a variety of movements without pain or injury.”
— Diana Bailey, NMT, Owner/Director, Essential Motion Inc.
“I was in a bad car accident as a child and was told I would be in a wheel chair by the time I was 45 - this was not an option for me. I tried many exercise programs in the past but none gave me the health benefits that Pilates and The Ron Fletcher Work has. I found that the other programs put too much stress on my body and joints. The pain at times during and after the exercise was unbearable so I gave up and felt like a total failure. I've been doing Pilates with Geneviève since October 1999. My joints are loosening up so I can move my shoulder now. I am no longer in constant pain. There were days when I felt twice my age, now I feel younger and full of life. I would truly recommend it to everyone for rehabilitation after physical or mental trauma or to just plain feel good.”
— Mary E. Williams, Mother, Building Manager
“I have had the pleasure of working with Geneviève both in her capacity as director and movement designer/movement coach. In each instance the experience was a delight. She combines deep and lively creativity with patience, perseverance and insight. She gives generously of her many years of training, exploration and experience as a performer, dancer and movement teacher. She also imparts discipline and a complete commitment to the work of the ensemble, while never losing touch with the spiritual nature of the art. Whether she is leading the project or guiding the movement aspect of a play, to work with Geneviève is to assure growth, fun and a superb outcome for all the artists involved.”
— Mary Guzzy, Actor, Director, Writer