Balance and Strength
“I learned a lot about balance & muscle memory. Many of the exercises helped strengthen weak muscles. I also became aware of how my muscles were working. Linda is very informed but is also a lot of fun to work with. I am very grateful for all I learned in the class.”
– Karen Bello, Multiple Sclerosis student
Joy and Enthusiasm
“I have worked with Linda on several professional levels and projects, and she is a pure joy! Only her knowledge is surpassed by her enthusiasm! I fully trust Linda on her meticulous work and care with my balance patients and I see the results with reduced falls and increase mobility. Nothing speaks more volumes of praise to Linda’s care as a client returning to a full and active lifestyle.”
– Greg Cox, Co-owner of Los Angeles Balance Disorders Institute
I Admitted I Needed Help
“Linda Cantrill came to our home almost 8 years ago after my physician suggested I get some fall prevention training. Linda is the one person my physician recommended. She is still coming to my home. I remember when we first started I just didn’t want to admit I needed her help. She had such a great attitude. She said, “It’s rare someone is happy to see me. I am the person who comes in after you have fallen. I can handle it.” After a few weeks, I looked forward to her training. My husband who hated exercise finally joined us. The only day he used to shave was the day Linda was coming to visit. I am so grateful for the quality of life she has given us. We just adore her.”
– Gloria and Leonard Carlson 2/10 ”Sunset House” Mail Order House 1950-1970
Learning to Walk Again
“I learned to walk at 2 years old and now I am learning again. Thank you so much for the freedom you are giving me.”
– Ilene, UCLA MS Achievement Center Student
You Believe in Me!
“I get the impression you are teaching us as if you think we can get better and I believe you. I really believe you. It’s really wonderful.”
– UCLA MS Achievement Center Student
This Changed My Life
“I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the end of 2007. Immediately following a period of denial and mourning, I was determined to conquer this dreaded disease. Following this, Guilford Glazer, the wonderful grandfather of my children, sent over Linda Cantrill, a certified balanced therapist at spiritedbalance.com. This changed my life.
Although on various medications, I was still plagued with the shuffling of feet, rigid muscles, frozen shoulder and extreme fatigue. Linda Cantrill single-handedly, through five years of rigorous tri-weekly balance, functional, cardio, swimming, yoga, and pilates training, helped create new neuropathways in my brain. This along with her positive attitude, unequalled dedication, continuous education, amazing wit, the will to never ever give up has resulted in a well-functioning shoulder, proper walking, physically fit physique, less rigidity in my muscles, and a better quality of life. Now I am even able to ride a bicycle with no difficulties.
I am eternally grateful to Guilford Glazer, Linda Cantrill, my wife, children, family, friends, and my neurologist, Dr. Hart Cohen, for their unanimous, amazing support. Without it, I would not have been able to accomplish such great success in reversing these symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Nothing short of miraculous, I would highly recommend anyone with neurological disorders to be in touch with this amazing spirit.”
– Nikko Shabti, Artist and Architect
Finding My Body
“During my first private session in Pilates, Linda focused on breath work and helped me understand how the pelvis and the rest of my body moved from my center. At the time, I brought her a tensed, stiff, and painful body. After learning pelvic movements, abdominal awareness and training, and receiving cues on improving my body awareness and posture, I left many of my sessions feeling more energy and ease in movement – or what Joseph Pilates probably called “zest.” Thank you Linda for helping me find and fell my body!
– Margie, Pilates Private Student